Whisky Ladies of Mumbai turn “One”

One year ago, a chance conversation about whisky lead to a fabulous evening… Each month since, a remarkable group of women have met in Mumbai to explore whiskies combined with witty conversations. Together we’ve had 12 fabulous sessions: Whisky Ladies Welcome – Compass Box Asyla, Kilchoman Coull Point, Nikka ‘Yochi’ 10 yr, Caol Ila 12 yr, Ledaig 1997… More Whisky Ladies of Mumbai turn “One”

Affordable Adults – Blair Athol 27 year 55.7%

Last in our ‘no brainers’ set of affordable adult whiskies was a Blair Athol. Now for some, spending $160 for a whisky is not actually affordable. However when you consider it was matured for 27 years and bottled at cask strength… well… in some folks books this remains in the realm of ‘reasonable’. From the Highlands, Blair Athol  is… More Affordable Adults – Blair Athol 27 year 55.7%

Affordable Adults – Linkwood 25 year 43%

Next in our ‘no brainers’ set of affordable adult whiskies was a Linkwood. I will admit I still regret passing up a Gordon + MacPhail Linkwood at Heathrow Airport last year, however admittedly it did NOT qualify as affordable at the time. Linkwood is another Diageo distillery that is better known as an element in blends like Johnnie Walker and… More Affordable Adults – Linkwood 25 year 43%

Affordable Adults – Benrinnes 24 year 52.6%

After a seriously solid start with the Signatory Imperial 20 year, we were primed for another treat in our ‘Affordable Adults‘ evening… Out came the Benrinnes 24 year… You could be forgiven for not being familiar with this Speyside distillery. Benrinnes has the moniker ‘Diageo workhorse‘ as it primarily pumps out whisky for blends. Benrinnes 24… More Affordable Adults – Benrinnes 24 year 52.6%

Singapore “Speed Dating” Whisky…

Singapore may be expensive as far as whisky purchasing is concerned, however it never fails to deliver a new discovery. There are some terrific night spots to nip into for a whisky flight (or two) – The Auld Alliance, Flagship and Quaich. There are always unique offerings at La Maison du Whisky. Even Changi Airport is no slouch as a spot to… More Singapore “Speed Dating” Whisky…

Affordable Adults – Imperial, Benrinnes, Linkwood + Blair Athol

I returned from a terrific trip to Singapore to enjoy an indulgent evening of whiskies acquired by a member of the Bombay Malt & Cigar club in London. Some were “pre-selected” by another member and I during our June 2016 Covent Garden The Whisky Exchange stop… falling into the category of “no brainers” for being different, none official distillery bottlings… More Affordable Adults – Imperial, Benrinnes, Linkwood + Blair Athol

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon 46.5%

We really thought our Kentucky Bourbon tasting experience was over… Then out popped a bourbon repeat from an earlier session – Blanton’s Single-Barrel Bourbon. Bourbon there is a-plenty, however single barrel bourbon is apparently a relatively newer phenomenon… with Blanton’s claiming fame for popularizing it in the 1980s. Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon takes its name from Colonel Albert Blanton, who… More Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon 46.5%

Kentucky Bourbon – Following the buffalo trail…. with Buffalo Trace 40%

Last in our Kentucky straight bourbon revisit is Sazerac‘s Buffalo Trace – the distillery‘s name sake whisky… As usual, we sampled blind then revealed the whiskey… Here is what we found: Buffalo Trace Colour – Dark reddish gold Nose – Citrus honey flowery perhaps a little fruit Palate – Spirity spice, chewy, a little harsh and dry Finish –… More Kentucky Bourbon – Following the buffalo trail…. with Buffalo Trace 40%