Our Bombay Malt & Cigar club try to meet every month or two… however sometimes busy schedules get in the way and derail our best intentions.
For example, our February session was postponed to May (Undisclosed Distillery Drams). Our June session could only happen early July (Scotch Malt Whisky Society Quartet)… and yet amazingly, we were able to hold our original July session as planned!
What was in store for us?
Our whisky and cigar curator for the evening put careful thought into our evening… tracking down a trio of Westland whiskies… carefully obscuring the bottles even the caps! All so we could have a fully blind tasting experience.
He also chose an order to deliberately trip us up a little:
In the meantime, do check out our other brushes with Westland?
And his cigar pairing choice? A Gurkha Founder’s Reserve 12 year…
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This wasn’t our first flirtation with American whiskies… nope we had an earlier evening combining some whisky standards in cocktails. However that night there was only one American single malt (Hudson).
For this evening, we planned three whiskies which somehow morphed into five bottles and a jar – funny how that happens with these ladies!
In this case we managed to get our hands on:
The Whisky Ladies debated the whisky tasting order for our American adventures and finally decided to split the evening between single malts – moonshine – bourbons.
Then came the question of which whisky to start our evening off with… given Pine Barrens is known for being geared towards beer drinkers, we thought it a rather fitting start!
From there we moved on to Colorado’s Stranahan’s which… ahem… reminded us why we don’t tend to be big American whisky fans.
Followed by the lovely Westland Sherry which reminded us to stop being such whisky snobs and simply enjoy a good dram!
Break time with the Ole Smoky – dutifully drunk straight from the jar. It felt like we were channeling our inner “Mellie” Grant with her moonshine stashes all over the White House (Scandal).
Then we cracked open the AD Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon, pronouncing it rather yummy, partly as it isn’t a typical bourbon.
And finally closed our evening with a proper bourbon – the Woodford Reserve.
Other American adventures:
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