Founded in 2015, our Whisky Ladies of Mumbai were only temporarily disrupted by international exits and COVID. And while I’ve missed many a session since moving to Germany, some kind ladies set aside samples so I’m able to partially follow their whisky adventures.
That’s what I love best about this remarkable group of women – we each come with different backgrounds, passions and persuasions yet combine together over good drams and bad, committed to discovering and uncovering what the world of whisky has to offer!
This brings me to the 2nd part of the Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s March 2022 session which had a decidedly Canadian theme, courtesy of a fellow Canadian’s trip back in late 2021. Our 1st half featured:
- Endeavour Gin (Old Tom Barrel Aged) 45% – A “whisky” gin
- The Forager 40% – A botanical whisky
These experiments were followed by two whiskies from the Yukon – which til this experience I had no clue was even producing whisky! Two Brewer‘s Innovative and Peated completed our quartet of experimental Canadian spirits.
1st up was Two Brewers Innovative Release No 27 46%
- Colour – Bright copper
- Nose – It started with peculiar almost soapy quality, then quickly shifted into a very malty aroma, chased by a nutty edge, astringent then resinous
- Palate – Hmm… more of that nutty element – very strong, joined by a sharp spice, heavy like a dark chewy stout
- Finish – Not much… a bit bitter and beery
So I must confess, this sample was in a small plastic bottle, meant to be transferred to a glass bottle. But then I got back to Germany and, well… didn’t. This probably means what I tried isn’t exactly representative of the dram straight from the bottle.
What do they have to say?
Two Brewers captures the core of beers malt character builders; a dense and complex spirit with distinctive character barrel aging, tempting and engaging.
Deep malt aromas rise as misty wafts, quelling the taunting spirit. The cereal weight is evident, rich as buckwheat honey, nuts and nougat engage the palate. Oak and smoke, remnants from peated barrels, brace the continuing composition, absorbing for the attentive listener.
And what about their Peated Release No 22 43%?
- Colour – Bright straw
- Nose – Surprisingly light at first, sweet, malty, smoky-sweet grass, then malt chocolate
- Palate – The peat comes through more here, however, there is a soapy malty element too, spice
- Finish – Dry and dusty with a curl of smoke
To be honest, I paused a moment to speculate – there was a distinctly different quality that I couldn’t quite pin down. Not remarkable, but not half bad.
What more do we know? Not much as tasting notes are about other Releases… Which is part of the charm of the Two Brewers – experiment with every release…
So there you have it! A quartet from Canada… starting with two hybrids and ending in a duo from the Yukon.
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