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Tyrconnell, Ledaig Island, Talisker Dark Storm

June was my turn to host, cleverly scheduled during my one week home… My goal was to stump our resident expert with offerings he had never sampled before…

Tasting Notes from 17 June 2014

Following our standard format, we blind tasted samples before revealing the whisky. This month featured: Tyrconnell 10 year, Ledaig Island Cask, Talisker Dark Storm and something extra special –  Tapatio Excelencia Gran Reserva Extra Anejo. (more…)

Singleton Artisan, Sullivans Cove, Bowmore 21

Welcome to tasting notes from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India.  Alas as I’m in Jakarta, am missing our May session, so offer instead notes from last month’s session.

Tasting Notes from 17 April 2014

As usual, we blind tasted samples before revealing the whisky. This month featured: Singleton Artisan, Sullivans Cove and Bowmore 21 year. (more…)

Auchentoshan, AnCnoc, Deanston, Tomatin

If I was in Mumbai right now (not Jakarta), would be enjoying sampling whiskies in our monthly private whisky club.   

Alas I’m missing it! So I have pulled out tasting notes from our ‘archives’ – courtesy of another member – as this was another evening I missed! The dratted down-side of travel 😉

Tasting Notes from April 2012

The evening was delightful with a very special malt selection comprising of Auchentoshan 12 year 40%, AnCnoc 40%, a not so common Deanston 46.3% and a Tomatin 21% received as a gift from the distiller. (more…)

Jura Superstition, Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve, Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Part of a series of tasting notes from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India. It was our first session of 2014 and our 3rd anniversary of monthly whisky quaffing explorations.

Tasting Notes from 20 Feb 2014

Following our standard format, we blind tasted samples before revealing the whisky. This month featured: Jura Superstition, Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve and Ardbeg Corryvreckon. (more…)

Singleton, GlenDronach, All Malt, The Belgian Owl

Part of tasting notes from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India. Our January 2014 session was cancelled, so pulled out brief notes from an earlier 2013 session – missed taking photos so have borrowed with credit to the source.

Tasting Notes from 16 May 2013

Following our standard format, we blind tasted samples before revealing the whisky. This month featured: Singleton, GlenDronach, All Malt and the Belgian Owl. (more…)

Glenlivet’s “The Guardians Chapter”

Warning! While whisky inspired and definitely fuelled the evening, this post is actually not about whisky tasting. Instead it was a gathering generously hosted by Glenlivet in the gorgeous old Camelot Bungalow at Kemps Corner in Mumbai last month.

Camelot by night

Camelot by night (Photo: Carissa Hickling)

The evening’s main feature was the stories of fascinating authors’ and the convivial atmosphere engineered by the gorgeous and talented stage and film actress Lillete Dubey and others. (more…)

Jameson, Green Spot + Redbreast

Part of a series of tasting notes from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India. This session was a special event focused on Irish whiskey.

Tasting Notes from 21 Nov 2013

We departed from our usual format in honour of a couple Irish lads from Jameson. Our evening included Irish whiskey history, making, trivia and tales – including a sniff of malted vs unmalted barley, new make spirit from pot vs column still.

The Jameson lads with their set-up for the eve

The Jameson lads with their set-up for the eve

The whisk(e)y  sampling began with a blind tasting of American, Irish and Scottish: (more…)

Glenfarclas special

Part of tasting notes from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India. This session is from our ‘archives’ and was a special event hosted by the Four Seasons featuring Glenfarclas.

Tasting Notes from 24 Nov 2011

Our ever evolving evenings brought our intrepid whisky sipping souls to the Four Season for a special evening with George S Grant of Glenfarclas family. For those unfamiliar with this distillery, the following story may be of interest: (more…)

Glen Breton, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain

Part of a tasting notes series from a monthly private whisky club in Mumbai, India. This month was my turn to host and it was such a delight having folks home.

Tasting Notes from 22 August 2013

This month we blind tasted three samples before revealing the whisky. We featured: Glen Breton 10 year, Bruichladdich Rocks, Bunnahabhain 18 year with a desert ‘extra’ of White Owl Spiced.

“Home sweet home with nearly a full house”

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