Did you just step out of a party in which you met some fine gents who talked endlessly about a 30 year old scotch? Or did you taste the best ‘Poison’ last evening? Forget the whisky you can’t even get the pronunciation right? What does peat taste like for you to recognize it in whisky? Fruit in whisky? Hell what is “Single Malt”? Blended whisky not good enough? Or are you just enamoured by the yarn that has been woven around the world of whiskies? I would have answered in the affirmative to all of the above questions a few years back.

But over the last years my passion became an obsession and the quest to find some answers and raise many more questions has egged me on to create this club.

SMAC was created with the intention of sharing with you my learning on the subject of Single Malt whisky. Having a passion for Single Malt whisky in the Sub continent can be taxing, and I am not talking about the steep taxes for our beloved scotch.

The ‘Amateur’ tag has been added to encourage members to speak out & ask questions shedding inhibitions.


June 3, 2015

16 Year Old – Completly Legal

June 3, 2015

Thunder Stolen….Glory Intact!!!

November 6, 2014

Surprise Package- John Distillery Visit- Goa India article

October 11, 2014

Border Skirmishes – Sikkim Whiskies Part II

Exploring Indian whiskies at the borders! Some time earlier we had some of the other brands from Sikkim Distilleries. Now the ‘Shangri-la’ & ‘Snow Lion’ Women […]
August 16, 2014

Drams Deprived!!- Laphroaig Deep Dive

June 9, 2014

Buck For The Bang!!! – Whisky Investment

I keep thinking that most of my articles about whisky are based on subjects that have been debated, argued, and contested across the fraternity. I guess […]
June 6, 2014

There are hidden ones and there are ones you should hide!

The latter in this case. Absolute nothing in this ‘Blended Malt’ contrary to the perfection mentioned in red on the label. It tasted like ummmm water? […]
April 1, 2014

Looking at the subject through a glass!!!

December 27, 2013

Blended Dominance & Single Somnolence? The Indian Situation!

November 25, 2013

Introduction to Whisky- Part IV

November 11, 2013

Introduction to Whisky- Part III

October 7, 2013

Introduction to Whisky – Part II

September 3, 2013

Introduction to Whisky – Part I

August 19, 2013

Kasauli Distillery

June 15, 2013

Tasting some malts

The two Solan bottles are the ones mentioned in the previous post! One bottled in Bangalore and the other in Solan. There was no visible difference […]

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