Whisky Ladies Corner

To say our Whisky Ladies is a remarkable group, is a bit of an understatement. From 20s to 60s, these ladies have two things in common – a passion to explore the world of whisky and a predilection to pursue unconventional paths.

Our first session was in August 2015, and since then we have met mostly monthly, with this “Whisky Ladies Corner” a place to share our various tasting adventures. From October 2019, as I’ve shifted from Mumbai to Nurnberg, the ladies created a new tasting notes home at Whisky Ladies of Mumbai for their continued adventures!

Whisky Ladies 1st Anniversary - Padmini

As for me? Well… I’m fortunate to have company in Europe as a fellow Whisky Lady of Mumbai relocated to Paris… By late 2020, we’d had enough of COVID, no tastings and created our wee ‘off-shoot‘ with notes found here or images on Instagram.

As for future sessions?

Whilst I enjoyed a fabulous break in India, one lady went to Warenghem distillery in Bretagne, home to Armorik – naturally bringing back interesting whiskies to explore. We also have lined up a quartet from Whisky Warehouse No 8, some much-coveted Chorlton’s indie bottles, Gordon & MacPhail Discovery series, Ziegler’s Aureum whiskies, GlenAllachie quartet… and no doubt we will find more! However, nothing compares with our original gang with so many terrific nights with whiskies we’ve sourced from around the world… I’ve kept up with tasting notes when I’m lucky enough to join a session or receive samples of what was explored!

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 8th year (2022/2023)

Whilst we missed our usual August anniversary celebration, things really started to pick up speed whisky-tasting-wise with the ladies!

  • September was a blind tasting of 3 standard Glenlivets (Sep 2022)
  • Followed by a very special Chorlton birthday quartet featuring Glen Elgin, Tormore, Bunnahabhain, Orkney, with the best bonus a return of a lovely American whisky lady! (Nov 1, 2022)
  • Later that same month, there was another gathering featuring not three but five whiskies! (late Nov 2022)
  • We closed the year with Sweden’s new distillery Agitator: Single Malt 43%, Rök 43%, Argument: Småfat 46% (Dec 2022)
  • And welcomed 2023 with a much anticipated Bourbon evening (Jan 2023)
  • Followed by an Islay trio with Laphroaig Select 40%, Kilchoman Sanaig 46%, and Bowmore Aston Martin 18 year 43% (Feb 2023)
  • My turn hosting again – this time with a trio from That Boutique-y Whisky Company (Apr 2023)

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 7th year (2021/2022)

After our 6th Anniversary, things were a bit quiet until December 2021 when the ladies of Mumbai got back into their regular rhythm… naturally I missed most “in-person” sessions (kinda hard when you live in Germany & sessions are in India!), however thanks to kind samples being set aside, I managed to keep up with some explorations!

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 6th year (2020/2021)

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 5th year (2019/2020)

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 4th year (2018/2019)

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 3rd year (2017/2018)

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 2nd year (2016/2017)

Whisky Ladies of Mumbai’s 1st year (2015/2016)


Over the years, some ladies have come out from their anonymous shadows to share guest posts:

Some of Whisky Ladies of Mumbai

We have also enjoyed tastings courtesy of various benefactors:

I’ve also shared a few whisky women centric posts with:

For complete listing of all my tastings, check out:

We are always happy to connect with a wider world of fellow women whisky appreciators! Just reach out to:

  • Whisky Ladies of Mumbai whiskyladiesofmumbai [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Or just leave a comment here and I’ll be in touch