Our whisky ladies tend to travel – both for business and pleasure.
This is a huge bonus when you are a whisky fan based in Mumbai as our local offerings are relatively limited.
When one member was stopping at Singapore airport on her return from a conference, she asked for suggestions and ably rose to the assignment to acquire a whisky from Taiwan.
Another runs her own travel adventure company plus her spouse shares her passion for exploring whiskies. Compliments of their procurement prowess, we already sampled the yin yang contradictory character of Nikka Blended Whisky. So when a theme of ‘anything but Scottish whisky’ morphed into the ‘Far East’…. naturally she had a whisky from Japan to share!
We began our evening with an experiment… our host infused grapefruit and rosemary with a local gin to create a highly refreshing aperitif – delightful!
We then moved on to our main focus where we contrasted and compared:
- Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish 40%
- Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask No S1001200358, Bottle No 025/507 57.8%
- Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky 45%
From the shores of Taiwan and Japan, we hit mainland China to try a country liquor that was much more fun to puzzle out how to open than taste! It was, in short, undrinkable.
Finally closed our evening with a thimble of JD Tennessee Honey liqueur to go with our chocolate pizza – yum!
From time to time, you can also find whisky related updates and activities on: