Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Black Dog -- Scotch Whiskey

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Black Dog

      The other day, Ashish a friend of mine was speaking about Black Dog which in his words was a great luxury whiskey brand. Curious always, in such matters, here is what I learned about it.

Black Dog:
A 125 year old Scotch Whiskey brand launched by James MacKinlay under the original name of Milard Black Dog is still quite famous in India. Available from United Spirits in four variants viz Centenary, Deluxe (12 year), Reserve (18 years) and Luintessence (Aged 21 years).

Availability N Price:
Available in most parts of India with a price of Rs. 1400 to Rs. 2000 (for 600ml) based on the state of purchase, while the price of 18 years old can go upto Rs. 5000.

Tasting Notes
Colour :       Amber with golden highlights.
Aroma :       Matured wood, toasted malt, mild honey sweetness, delicate butterscotch bordering on cream, with floral nuances that emerges at the end.
Palate:       Robust body, pronounced rich malt and oak and sherry sweetness, spreads warmly in the mouth like silent sea waves.
Finish :       Balanced, long, intense and bright.

So, pour in 60 ml, add 3-4 ice cubes, swirl it slightly and you are ready. The poison goes down pretty smoothly and does not ’pinch’ your throat. It has a slightly metallic kind of taste, and you won’t know when you are already 2 pegs down. Tastes best with not-so-spicy snacks. Read more here
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Black Dog Aged 18 Years

The first 2-3 pegs will make your mind flying deeper in your will presume that you cant handle it anymore.But with the next 1 or 2 or 3 pegs, u will become more of a master and  just feel the taste and the smoothness running  through your whole body. Read more here


  • No Spicy Treats
  • No excess water (or soda)
  • Drink On the Rocks or Neat.

Tried Black Dog already? Do let me know how you feel about it.

with regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Updates -- August Is Here

Hello All,

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New Leaf
 This is Abhishek again. I wasn't very active on this blog from the time I created it for various reasons. Well, I guess it is going to change from today. I am turning into a new-leaf today. Here are some guiding principles I shall follow from today on this blog
  • Post at-least twice a week in this blog
  • Develop great community around the blog
  • Post no ads, sponsored posts untill I reach 250 unique visitors per day
  • Sincerely follow the above
Hoping that I can counsel myself and  stick to the regime above. What are your plans for this August? Do let me know.

with warm regards
Abhishek Bionapalli