Once upon a time there were Bombay, Delhi and Pune chapters of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in India. I’ve certainly come across a few bottles in members homes… and rumour has it there remains stock at Indigo too.
However to have an opportunity to explore over an evening four single cask strength SMWS bottles with our Bombay Malt & Cigar Club? Bring it on!
- 37.85 “Eastern Promise” 14 year (1 Oct 2002) 56.8%
- 76.131 “Totally Tastylicious” 15 year (30 Sep 2001) 57.8%
- 30.94 “Riding a duck bareback up Mount Etna” 9 year (6 June 2007) 64.5%
- 29.216 “Moonlight night at the beach” 20 year (26 Nov 1996) 51.9%
The bottles reveal only the region, cask type, alcohol strength and in some cases the age… however for those clever enough to do a simple online search, all is revealed about the distillery codes.
As for what we thought? Tasting notes available by clicking on the links above. I should also note, the sampling order which was spot on in terms of a tasting profile progress from light to sweet to robust and peat!
And our cigar of the evening? An Edward Sahakians private vintage selection 1999. A might fine night it was indeed.