The Whisky Ladies adventures continue… this time waaaaay down under with drams from Tasmania and New Zealand.
Often with our Whisky Ladies sessions, there is a particular bottle which “anchors” an idea and we build a theme around it. In this case, over two years ago our host picked up from Australia Whippersnapper’s Crazy Uncle Moonshine. She then stumbled across in the UK a pair of New Zealand whiskies from a closed distillery… and thus a Kiwi plus Australian dram discovery in Mumbai theme was born!
And while we technically had 3 bottles, our core focus is whisky, so when we learned another Whisky Lady had been hanging on to a celebrated Sullivans Cove from Tasmania, it naturally had to join the mix! And I had a “back-up” Hellyers Road Pinot Noire…. just in case it was needed…which proved be handy as traffic conditions on that particular evening were atrocious!
So what specifically made it into our “Trans Tasman Tour” explorations?
- Tasmania’s Hellyers Road Pinot Noir 46.2%
- New Zealand’s Willowbank 10 year Doublewood 40%
- New Zealand’s Willowbank 22 year (1989) Barrel No 58, 52.8%
- Tasmania’s Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask (2008/2015) 40%
We closed with regaling each other with personal tales of our crazy uncles toasting to their quirks, maddening qualities that sit side by side with remarkable generosity and sparks of brilliance… with the spirit that kick started the evening idea in the 1st place:
Those who successfully navigated Bombay traffic to reach on time were rewarded with a birthday bonus:
It was indeed a memorable malty evening of fabulous fellowship over a different dram or two or three or four or more!