To taste or not to taste? That is the question.
Believe it or not, we never had a chance to taste whisky in its pure form. Lucky for us, we had the pleasure of attending Whisky of the World in Dallas, Texas. Whisky of the World is the ultimate whisky tasting event that allows you to learn, celebrate, and experience distilled spirits!
Before I tell you if this event is worth it or not, let me talk about the tasting.
About the Event
Discover the world of whiskey like you’ve never seen it before. As one of the largest whisky tasting events in the US, Whiskies of the World gathers over 200 of the most fascinating distilled spirits from around the globe along with their makers and ambassadors. It is truly a night designed to give you an opportunity to sample, learn and experience an array of delicious spirited fun.
The event in Dallas was hosted at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Not only was there whisky for us to taste, but delectable food and cigars.
Amrut Indian Masterclass
The BEST thing about the event was the masterclass we attended. We had the rare opportunity to taste the famous Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky with Whisky Innovator & Assistant Distiller, Ashok Cokalingham.
It was essential for us to attend because 1) Ashok rarely visits the U.S. and 2) Amrut was the first Indian distillery to produce a single malt whisky. How cool it that?!
In the class, we were able to ask questions about Indian Whisky and Amrut’s history. We also learned whisky tasting etiquette….like how to hold the glass directly below our nose, assess the different aroma strata, warm the whisky, and taste.
Our tasting in the masterclass included:
Amrut Fusion, an incredible combination of 75% single malt and 25% peated single malt.
Amrut Two Indies Rum, a union of Natural Caribbean Rums from the Islands of Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana married with Indian Pot Still sugar cane Rum.
Amrut Naarangi Single Malt, is an innovative blend. The name is Hindi for 'orange' and the whisky was aged in an ex-oloroso-sherry cask, which was then seasoned with wine and orange peel for three years.
Amrut Madeira Single Malt, a limited-edition for fall. It has the perfect balance and is finished in Madeira wine casks.
To taste or not to taste?
While we may not drink whisky all the time, this event definitely introduced us to it. We were able to learn new tasting basics and enjoy the spirit in a way that was meaningful to us. All in all, What Taylor Likes discovered different flavor profiles and found a few whisky brands to add to our home collection.
If you are curious about whisky or a lover, Whiskies of the World is your guide to organized tastings. They have events coming up in Atlanta, San Jose and San Francisco. Be sure to check out their website for more details.
What is your favorite kind of whisky? Let us know in the comments below! Until Next Time, Tay “Your life is happening now. Make it amazing!”