Frequently Asked Questions

Wines

Any suggestions for sweet wines?

Don’t let anyone tell you that sweet wines are just for dessert. This really depends on your individual taste preferences. People with very sensitive taste buds often prefer sweet wines over others that seem to them too harsh. And sometimes taste preferences will change as you experiment with more wines

What's the best temperature for serving wine?

It is actually easier to use an ice bucket though. Fill the bucket up with ice about 4/5ths, cover the ice with water. If the “room” temperature of your reds are over 65 degrees, immerse them for five minutes; whites and rosés for ten minutes; and bubblies for fifteen to twenty minutes. (Light reds such as Bardolino, Valpolicella, Nouveau and plain ole Beaujolais, and others of that weight should soak nearly as long as the whites.)

How long can I store wine? What will I need?

Most of the worlds wines (at least 90%) are meant to be consumed young. Of the hundreds of questions we get here a large number come from people who have hung onto wine too long. We get very few from those who popped it too soon.

White wines are not generally cellared for long periods of time although there are exceptions such as the very best Graves and Sauternes for instance. Red wines can be and are cellared for longer periods of time. Some of the very finest reds can be cellared for several decades. A lot depends on the type of grape and the vintage. See the basics on Wine Cellaring and Aging. And we also recommend this very short video covering wine storage basics for various types of wine.

What is the best way to save leftover wine?

Leftover wine can be saved. The key point here is to keep oxygen away from the wine. When wine oxydizes, it degrades quickly and can soon turn into a good salad dressing vinegar.Another idea for cooks is to freeze leftover wine in ice cube trays, then transfer to air-tight freezer bags to use in sauces, etc.

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Beers and ciders

Is there a minimum order/value I can order?

There’is a minimum order of 6 units, feel free to choose what you want.

How do I keep my beer in tip-top condition after I receive it?

Although it will be tempting to dive right in when your box of beery treats arrives, we recommend you leave beers and ciders to stand for 20 minutes. The other thing to watch out for is light, particularly sunlight – never store a beer in the sun . As for perfect temperatures, storage should be in a cool, dark place and place in your fridge when ready to drink at your drinking temperature.

Can you get a specific beer or cider for me?

We work with a lot of breweries and suppliers so we’re very happy to try. Give us a call on +60 178483289 or drop us an email at info@aintreetrade.com & we’ll see what we can do, We have over 50 bottles of beer and ciders in stock so have a good look

Spirits and whisky

What is Scotch Whisky?

Scotch Whisky is a distilled spirit made in Scotland from cereals, water and yeast.

The current UK legislation relating specifically to Scotch Whisky is The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009. The Regulations govern the production, labelling, and presentation of Scotch Whisky.

What is the origin of the name 'whisky'?

The term ‘whisky’ comes from the Gaelic ‘uisge beatha’, or ‘usquebaugh’, meaning ‘water of life’. Gaelic is that branch of Celtic traditionally spoken in the Highlands of Scotland.

Which spelling is correct, whisky or whiskey?

Most dictionaries give both spellings. The Oxford English Dictionary points out that ‘in modern trade usage, Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey are thus distinguished in spelling’. American-made whiskey is usually spelt with an ‘e’, while Canadian and Japanese whisky do not.

What are the different categories of Scotch Whisky?

In line with traditional practice, The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 define five categories of Scotch Whisky:

  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky: A Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery.
  • Single Grain Scotch Whisky: A Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery.
  • Blended Scotch Whisky: A blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies.
  • Blended Malt Scotch Whisky: A blend of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies which have been distilled at more than one distillery.
  • Blended Grain Scotch Whisky: A blend of Single Grain Scotch Whiskies which have been distilled at more than one distillery.

What is a single whisky?

It is the product of a single distillery. Some distilleries produce Scotch Whisky primarily for blending, but many retain some of their production for sale as single whiskies.

What is blending? What is its purpose?

Blending whisky is a considerable art acquired only after years of experience. A blend will consist of anything from 15 to 50 different single whiskies, combined in the proportions of a formula that is the secret of the blending company concerned.

The aim of the blender is to produce a whisky of a definite and recognisable character. It is of the greatest importance that the blend should never vary from this standard, which customers all over the world will have come to expect.

Why do whiskies produced in different distilleries vary in flavour?

While some believe water to be a decisive factor, adjoining distilleries which draw their water from similar sources are known to produce whiskies that are quite dissimilar in flavour. The size and shape of the stills are important, as are the skill and experience of the men who manage them. It is the objective of the distiller to produce a whisky whose flavour and character remain consistent at all times and in all circumstances. This is the true art of distilling, acquired only after many years and often handed down from one generation to the next.

How should Scotch Whisky be drunk?

This depends entirely on your individual taste and on the occasion. Scotch Whisky is a versatile drink, superb in its own right, or as a long mixed drink. Served on its own, or with a little water, it can also be a refreshing drink with ice and a mixer. Scotch Whisky presents a whole range of flavours which can be extended by the addition of soda or mineral water, lemonade, ginger ale, or mixed as part of a cocktail.

Blended Scotch Whisky is appreciated as a drink which can be served during a meal in place of wines, while Single Malt Scotch Whisky is popular as an after dinner drink.

How old should the best Scotch Whisky be?

It is not possible to lay down any precise age as being the best for a particular whisky. Generally speaking, Malt Whiskies require longer to mature fully than Grain Whiskies. UK and EU law insist that Scotch Whisky should be at least three years old. However, it is the practice of the trade to mature for substantially longer than the legal minimum.

How should I store my Scotch Whisky?

Unlike wine, whisky does not mature in the bottle. So even if you keep a 12 year old bottle for 100 years, it will always remain a 12 year old whisky. As long as the bottle is kept out of direct sunlight, the Scotch Whisky will neither improve nor deteriorate, even if it is opened. Whisky that is stored at very low temperatures can become cloudy, but the cloudiness should disappear when the whisky is returned to room temperature.

Delivery and security

How do you deliver my order?

We deliver on the same day free within Mont Kiara ,Bangsar spend RM 250 and get free delivery spend under RM 250 and delivery cost is RM 8. We deliver all around Kuala Lumpur ask for details on delivery

What happens if I am not in when the courier attempts delivery?

All deliveries are agreed at point of purchase, however if you have to go please inform us and allocate a second authorised person to accept delivery on your behalf.

Is your site secure?

Yes – Aintree Trade Associates sdn bhd has put in place a number of foolproof security measures to protect our users, some of which we may not be able to disclose. SSL protects our buyers’ transactions and provides visitors with proof of our digital identity. With SSL, your online transactions are secure, confidential and integral and the risks associated with trading over the internet are removed. SSL is the standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remains private and integral.

Is my privacy assured?

Yes – we take your privacy very seriously and will only use any information you supply to us lawfully and for the purposes of your transaction with us, in accordance with the Malaysian law. Your details will never be sold or supplied by us to any other companies.

Can I order by telephone?

Yes. Please call us during office hours on 0178483289 (International: +60178483289) office hours monday to thursday 09.00 to 22.00 Friday to Saturday 09.00 to 23.00 Sunday 10.00 to 14.00.

Delivery time 10.00 to 6 pm monda y to satuyrday, Sunday by specail arragement

I don't want to enter my credit card details online. Can I still place an order?

Yes – just place your order as normal, click on the appropriate button ie cash on delivery , or bank transfer and paypal direct. which ever suits your requirements best

Can I send my order to a different address?

Yes – just enter the name and address of the person you want us to deliver to in the ‘Delivery Details’ section when you are placing your order.

Are all of your bottles available to buy from the website?

Yes every item we sell is listed on the website, with more arriving every week