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!
Nose – Very sweet, perfumy, caramel, fresh, tropical fruits, crisp green apples, ripe bananas, citrus sweet lemon
Taste – Bitter, tart, orange peel, cheese, chocolate, toffee, honey on the tongue
Finish – Smooth, sweet with a hint of spice
Overall – Finally something that isn’t watery! Sense of being older, definitely the most enjoyable of the four sampled.
From the 1st whiff you could hear a collective “Finally! Nowwe are talking whiskey!”
The most fun of the evening was making three fresh flavourful cocktails using the JD, Jim Beam and Knob Creek as whisky base. It was an enjoyable experience however it is interesting to see how many of our whisky ladies have clear palate preferences emerging and expectations of their whisky.