While in the grand scheme of things entering our 6th year of operation may not be a long time, for our original Mumbai whisky club, it is a milestone.
We put effort into planning our sessions, often collecting whiskies well in advance.
So what to do for my 2017 session?
I put a cheeky twist on our most sacred of traditions – blind tasting. How, you may ask, could there be a twist to something like that? Either you can see the bottle or not.
In this case, we could see the bottles but still not know what distillery we were sampling!
I then added a further sneaky twist to the mix – sharing the exact same bottles in the exact same order with two tasting groups – just to see how a different setting, different company added a different dimension to the whisky impressions.
What did I select?
- Sansibar Islay 8 year (2007/2015) 52.2% – Citrus spice & everything nice!*
- Port Askaig 19 year 50.4% – Floral, beautifully balanced peat with a long refined finish*
- Wilson & Morgan “Highland Heart” Sherry (2006/2015) 43% – A classic class act – winey and spice and simply superb*
*Detailed tasting notes coming in April as there was small extra twist which postponed our BMC tasting evening.
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