With December, one often thinks of winter, skiing, coming in stomping off the snow, peeling off toque, scarf, mittens and many layers, settling down in front of a roaring fire to enjoy a drink, food, great company… all the while making merry.
Our Whisky Ladies decided to embrace a decidedly northern theme of “Après–ski” with European whiskies where one can also enjoy winter sports, even though it remains a balmy 27’c in Mumbai.
We began our evening with mulled wine made by our Swedish host and lebkuchen smuggled in from a recent trip to Germany… then quickly shifted gears to a rather remarkable line-up with a few whiskies anchoring the session with full pours and a couple of small shared samples picked up by a Whisky Lady while backpacking around Austria!
Here is what we tried:
- France – Michel Couvreur Special Vatting Malt Whisky 45%
- Sweden – Box Whisky Dálvve 46%
- Switzerland – Langatun Old Bear Cask Proof (2010/2016) 62.8%
- Austria – Wieser’s Uuahouua Pinot Noir 40%, Waldviertler J.H. 5 year Single Malt 41% + Waldviertler J.H. 6 year Rye Malt 41%
*While matured in France using European barrels, strictly speaking the new make spirit is from Scotland… with the most annoyingly difficult wax on the cork which required a ‘proper’ corkscrew to pop open. How peculiar! As is the whisky too…
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