“I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other,” once said the famous Hollywood siren from yesteryear, Ava Gardner. Such is the love, passionate malt drinkers have for the pale gold spirit. It is meant to be whiffed, savoured and more importantly, understood. Not only does your tongue plays a an important role in appreciating the beautiful spirit you hold in your hand, but also the nose tells you a lot about its history. A grand celebration of all things scotch whisky, will be held in Hyderabad today at 7.30 pm at The Chai Shop, Taj Banjara.
Art of Blending, will be a helluva joyride for all the connoussiers as well as those who are novices. Hemant Mundkur, Brand Ambassador United Spirits promises to take you through a fascinating understanding of these choiciest drinks. Hemant Mundkur, United Spirits Brand Ambassador, says, “Art of Blending by United Spirits-Diageo is for all who would like to understand scotch whisky and the art of blending it. By the end of the session, the participants will definetely be well-versed with the rich heritage and craftsmanship that goes into the making and blending of five of the finest Scotch Whiskies, such as Black&White, Vat 69, Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve, Johnnie Walker Red Label and Johnnie Walker Black Label.” Understand more about nosing, flavour, texture and taste much better post it. Be it as a conversation starter or just for the sake of appreciating it, this one-of-a-kind interactive class will transport you to the world of Scotch. After all as the master writer Haruki Murakami once said, ““Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation.
Entry: `1,500 per person
— Paulami Sen