July was honestly just a lot of fun. Just as June was full of travels, July was very much Mumbai focused.
Our original club and Bombay Malt & Cigar club took a break, however no mere monsoon could hold back our intrepid Whisky Ladies who tackled 5 whisky regions with:
- Lowlands – Glenkinchie 12 year 43% – Light apple cider appetizer
- Islands – Jura Turas-Mara 42% – ‘Long journey’ to silky sweetness and deceptive richness
- Highlands – Clynelish 14 year 46% – Satisfying contrast between aroma, palate and finish!
- Speyside – Cardhu 12 year 40% – An experiment comparing newly opened vs previously opened bottle…
- Islay – Ardbeg 10 year 46% – For those of the peaty persuasion!
A long pending invite lead to a lovely evening sampling Far East whiskies with:
- Togouchi Kiwami 40% – A most sake-like whisky! Grain from Canada and malt from Scotland, matured and blended in Japan..
- The Nikka 12 Year 43% – A marriage of Yoichi, Miyagikyo + coffey grain
- Yoichi Single Malt 45% – Their new NAS single malt
- Kavalan “Solist” Cask No B101124001A 58.6% – Exploring an ex-bourbon cask strength Taiwanese malt
I also had a chance to crack open a miniature trio of Tomintoul 10, 16, 27 year 40% – think spring (10), summer (16) and fall (27)!
Plus the usual catch-up of the previous month’s tasting sessions with the Whisky Ladies European Tour:
- Finland – Teerenpeli 10 year 43% – A delightful whisky you’d love to sip and savour all by yourself!
- Denmark – Braunstein Danica 42% – Interesting Danish offering…
- France – Kornog Tarouc’h Trived BC 10 46% – Sexy, sultry deliciousness in a bottle!
- Germany – Slyrs 51 NAS 51% – Quite direct, in your face
Beyond tasting notes, also shared a:
- Brief write-up on our evening spent at Winnipeg’s Whisky Bar (part of The Toad in the Hole on Osborne) with tasting notes on a special BenRiach 15 year bottled exclusively for Manitoba
- Sneak peak into samples acquired in Canada largely from a friend’s whisky collection… as he puts it “I do NOT collect stamps!“
- Thoughts on whisky strengths – wimp vs connoisseur
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