Tasting Sessions

Nearly 10 years ago, friends in Mumbai and I decided to meet monthly to sample a mutual passion – single malts. Together we began a journey exploring the wonderful world of whisky – discovering gems, duds and many somewhere between.

Along the way, I became the ‘scribe’ of our sampling encounters and shared these observations first on my other blog Everyday Asia and then here on Whisky Lady in India. In 2015, I started the Whisky Ladies of Mumbai with the most fabulous women you can imagine! Then in 2016, a new group was added to the mix – the Bombay Malt + Cigar club. Beyond that, I would join smaller ‘mini’ sessions, the occasional master classes and special events too.

However in October 2019, everything changed! My beloved base in Bombay shifted to Nuremberg, Germany and a new adventure commenced, sparking a “spin-off” Whisky Ladies in Europe mini group to bring welcome tasting distractions during COVID times.

Welcome to the chronicle of collective tasting sessions… and the evolution of Whisky Lady in India to Whisky Lady in Germany!

2021 September Summary

  • Ziegler Distillery Part 1: Ziegler 7 year Single Malt 40%, Aureum Classic 8 year Single Malt 43%, Aureum Chestnut Cask 5 year Single Malt 43%, Aureum Cask Strength 8 year 53.2%
  • Ziegler Distillery Part 2: Aureum Grave Digger “The Bruce” Peat 8 year 43%, Aureum The First 2010 Cask Strength 10 year 55.5%, Aureum Port 8 year 68.5%, Aureum PX 8 year 67.5%
  • Mumbai malty memories… from minis!

2021 August Summary

2021 July Summary

2021 June Summary

2021 May Summary

2021 April Summary

2021 March Summary

2021 February Summary

2021 January Summary


November Summary

September – October Summary

FebruaryMarch – May, June – August Summaries

January Summary 


November Summary

September Summary

August Summary

July Summary

June Summary

May Summary

April Summary

March Summary

February Summary

January Summary







2012 and earlier archives

Since launching Whisky Lady, I started sharing my own sampling adventures too. Check out the Whiskies by Country / Region plus Whisky Tasting Tips:

Coming…. at some point!

  • Whisky Warehouse No. 8 Regions
    • Lowland – Port Dundas 10 year (Oct 2009 – Oct 2019) Refill Sherry 47.9%
    • Highland – Deanston 10 year (Sep 2009 – Oct 2019) Bourbon Barrel 57.3%
    • Speyside – Miltonduff 11 years (Feb 1995 – Oct 2015) Bourbon Hogshead 59.5%
    • Islay – Braon Peat Batch 7 (15 April 2019) 57.5%
  • Bellevoye Trio – Blue (French Oak) 40%, White (Sauternes) 40%, Red (Grand Cru) 43%
  • Gordon & MacPhail – Glenburgie (2004/2019) 43% (G&MP Distillery label), Miltonduff 10 year 43% (G&MP Discovery), Glenrothes 11 year 43% (G&MP Discovery), Glenburgie 21 year 43% (G&MP Distillery label)
  • Chorlton Belated Birthday TreatGlen Elgin 12 year (21 April 2009 / summer 2021) refill hogshead 56.6%,  Tormore 28 year (16 Nov 1992 / summer 2021)refill hogshead 42.4%, Bunnahabhain 18 year (28 Feb 2002 / Dec 2021) sherry butt 53.4%

Some tasting notes were previously published on my other blog – Everyday Asia which shares tales of everyday life of a Canadian woman based in Mumbai, India working and traveling around Asia.

2 thoughts on “Tasting Sessions

  1. I would love to join the whiskey ladies club . I do enjoy my malts though Sm not an expert ; but am willing to learn and have fun in the process.


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