Review : Chivas Regal Mizunara

Oriental spirits have become quite the novelty over the last few years with demand outweighing supply causing retail prices to cross into unchartered territory for what a similar aged spirit ought to be. And with this new found fame, critics and distillers around the globe came knocking in the hopes of better comprehending the art…

Review : Hellyers Road ’12 Years Original’ Single Malt Whisky

Rewind a few years and quiz me on my knowledge of Tasmania and in all likelihood my scope would have been limited to Australia and the notorious Tasmanian Devil. The latter, thanks to Looney Toons’ short tempered, gnarly animated character – ‘Taz”! Over time however, this island state of Australia has garnered much more popularity…

Review : Chita Single Grain Whisky

Third year in a row and January turns out to be yet again the month for the Japanese. Now it’s not like I had it planned on purpose, but I must admit that when I bought this whisky last month, I felt I’d rather open it for later and January seemed the better fit considering…

Review : Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold

This winter was a rather unusual one, one where we welcomed our first warm Christmas! And not that it gets mighty cold in India, but it wouldn’t be unusual for one to experience late single digit temperatures on some winter nights. Nevertheless, my point being that winter is a season you would generally tend to…

Review : Johnnie Walker Green Label

It’s been over a month since I’ve set foot here and much of my time goes ‘walk about’- trying to gather a fair understanding of the terrain, the names of streets, places and faces! Job hunting too is very much on the agenda, which means endless facetime with my 6 inch rectangular friend (I meant…

Review : Jamesons Caskmates ‘Stout Edition’

Necessity and curiosity together form the breeding grounds for innovative ideas and though an invention might not necessarily be the need; a free, boundary pushing thought process is the ‘new normal’ in an ever changing market. Whisky isn’t any different either, needing to dynamically conform to the vast customer base, ensuring existing and potentially new…

Review : Haig Club Single Grain Whisky

Connor McGregor, Dennis Rodman, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, Ludacris, George Clooney and Adam Levine aren’t names you’d usually come across put together, let alone on a whisky blog. And weird as it may sound , these folks do have quite a bit in common – they all own (read ‘in partnership’) their very own liquor brands. And I’m…

Review : Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey

Little did one know that a game of hunting fowl and a round of alcohol among good friends would help craft the name for this unorthodox sounding whiskey…. The 19th century had two parallel tales, one a distiller- Jason Rippey who immigrated to the United States from Tyrone, Ireland, only to settle in Kentucky and…

Review : Twenty Third St. Distillery Hybrid Whisky

Twelve hours, two boarding passes, a couple of turbulent bumps, but otherwise an enjoyable flight was our journey into the unknown. As we stepped out of the airport we were greeted with a rather cold breeze, quite unorthodox considering October brought with it the season of spring. The Southern Hemisphere was welcoming – quiet, peaceful…

Review : Johnnie Walker Island Green

A mid 2016 release inspired by the more popular 15 YO Green Label, this NAS expression – The Island Green, was introduced exclusively at Duty Free outlets adorning a similar styling as it’s well placed blended malt sibling. With the preference amongst consumers shifting more towards Malts and blends being their first point of entry,…

Review : Chivas Regal’s Chivas Brother’s Blend

The Chivas Distilleries hadn’t strayed much with their bottle designs when it came to profiling their whisky portfolio. They did however leverage color to visually distinguish between the various bottlings and much of these colorings to me have been carefully picked such that it aligns closely with their branding – regal, high stature and luxurious….

Review #50 : Chivas Regal 18 Years Old

This post, the 65th, happened to coincide with my 50th whisky review which now meant I needed to open something a bit out of the mundane (based on our recent poll this had to be a blended whisky). The month of August too had several highlights which gave all the more reason that I pick something really…