Curious, eager or perhaps a little nervous? We know that firsts are always special, how was it for you? 

The first time I felt when had it along with friends is a wonderful experience with the mind blowing flavors. You can feel mouth watering on having this whiskey. what makes very special to me on weekends is that combination of different flavors such as the coffee, mint and the toffee. When it happened for me to consume my lips started enthusiastically to know the flavor. It is highly distilled alcohol which is aged in oak. Definitely, you will forget all your weekend worries and hard work you did in the past. This magic happened with the help of the single peg of whiskey.

I will never forget the day when my friends and I were walking on the streets of my home town celebrating the birthday of one of my friends. We had already cut the cake, and my mates had started drinking. When my friends initially insisted me to try whiskey, it made me nervous. But I came over my hesitation and took a sip, followed by many more. After an hour, I was in another world where everything was awesome! I was feeling so happy and refreshed. I still thank my friends for pushing me to try whiskey, which is now my all-time favorite.

First times are always a memory that can be shared when the time comes like today I am sharing my first experience of tasting whiskey. It was late 2007; I was in the UK at a small party in town with friends and colleagues. Usually I only drink beer or wine but this time one of my friends insisted me to taste whiskey, and I couldn’t say no. I had a small peg of Jack Daniels, and the taste of it still lingers in my mind even after 10 years as if I had it today for the first time. I loved the taste, aroma and the smoothness. After the first one, I had another one that day, and I loved it.

First time is always different. With apprehensions and doubt, you never know how it is going to taste or how you will react. First time, I felt a bit sour, bitter and of course something different. Wondered if this drink will suit me or not

I remember I was in Hostel, First year of my Engineering. Just out from the comfort of my home, though I had all the liberties and the wings to fly & live life on my own terms & make merry with the pocket money provided by my parents, I used to restrain myself. I used to stay away from alcohol because I thought why waste my Dad's hard earned money. Rather study hard, do well in life and then drink and whatever I want with the money I earn. So the situation was simple, I had the desire to taste Whisky but not by spending my dad's money. So it happened that one of my friend who was weak in maths seeked my help on certain topics & promised me if I gave time to him & helped him, he will give me a treat if he passed the subject. After a couple of months, the results were out and he did pass and it was time for him to keep his words. So he invited me for the treat and that was the night I lips tasted whisky for the first time and I would say initially it felt gross and by the time the drinking session ended I felt I had tasted heaven that night. That was the beginning of my love affair with whisky.

When I held the glass of whiskey for the first time, I was bit afraid of its outcomes. At that time, the impression of whiskey in my mind was, it is a bitter, tasteless form of water. When that sparkling golden water touched my taste buds through my lips, "yuck," was the first thing I said. "It is very sour." I completed the sentence. My friends who had already tasted it, laughed on me. "Give it some time, you will enjoy it." One of my friend said while tapping on my back. And after sometime, I forgot about the rules and worries of this world and entered in the new world. I don't exactly remember what I did after getting high. Only thing I know is, I entered started enjoying myself in that new world. I will never forget my first date with bitter golden water.

The first time I got drunk I had forced down a full glass of Teachers. The taste wasn’t quite as bad as I expected. I had seen plenty of my friends drink it. The result was my head reeled and spun giving me an illusion. Moreover, it made me happy and let me forget most of my problems for time being and also gave me a good sound sleep. Later it became an ointment but I have never been a slave this divine medicine. This should be taken more like a fun activity than an addiction to enjoy it for a life time. 

It was a get together of my childhood friends after almost 20 years. During these courses of time, we have been busy with our respective professional fields and work around. I am being dealing with more technology aspects still the date I have not tasted any drinks. It was Saturday and the Sunday the gets together to be done. I have to reach the place of my childhood memories and it has been around en hours of journey. I reached ultimately and am not sure about how my childhood friends should be look like and how they have changed in all these years. I reached there and three of the friends are there waiting eagerly out and we the first instance gets together and recognize each other without any difficulties. Then it was decided that the get together the location was at the nearby hotel. We sat on the respective bikes and move ahead. That was absolutely nearer to where we were waiting. There was a big town with our childhood place which is almost 100 kilometers and from there some of the friends are established in businesses and they would be reaching there sooner. Times gone by and during these time only handful of friends are there in place and the rest of them have been spread far and wide like myself. Currently ten friends reach there and we reach at the conference hall of that hotel and that was awesome with two nice air conditions all over there. In the mean time one of the friend who is my best friend from child hoot till this day but sadly during these two decades we all contact each other with technology and nothing else, come to me with a large smile. We move to another side of the conference hall and he called the waiter and ask for some whiskies out there. The waiter goes with a smile and comes with glasses of whisky to each other. I smiled and till this date never ever tested but with one of my favorite friend and that too after two decades we make the cheers and tasted it for the first time. With the first sip my head just vibrates and it seems I am inside a grinder. Slowly, the tiredness that was felt by me evaporated all of a sudden and makes me feel nice and good. The smell of it now makes me crazy and the feeling of coolness and the feeling of leisure come into my mind all of a sudden.

I recently tasted 'Triple Smoke' from Corsair in Nashville, and it's now my new favorite. The guys at Corsair use three batches of malt ranging from smoking peat to cherry wood. Whereas a lot of whiskeys to me taste pretty two-dimensional, Triple Smoke has some really cool layers of taste and smell. While I enjoyed it served neat, I can imagine this spirit used in a properly executed Old Fashioned or even something simple like a Gold Rush. 

 

I remember I was with friends when I had my first sip of whiskey. The moment the spirit touched my tongue, there was a burst of flavors. It's a taste of highly distilled alcohol which was aged in oak first tingled my taste buds and then felt smooth as it flowed down my throat. Surprisingly, the light burning sensation it caused was also enjoyable. This was a long time ago, and ever since, whiskey has become my favorite weekend companion. It will make you forget all your worries of the day. This magic happened with a single peg of whiskey.

The first time I tasted whiskey, it was an 18-year-old Chivas Regal scotch. I was taken aback by its taste and had a kick in my head as I was a regular beer drinker. It tasted like cigar tobacco and leather and then caramel and spice followed by oak. After ten minutes of taking my first sip, I could still taste it! Now, I like the taste of it. From that moment on, I have been drinking whiskey trying different brands with different mixtures. But to my tongue, that 18-year-old Chivas Regal was delicious and awe-inspiring. The first experience, as they say, is always remembered.

 When I had my first peg of my life, initially it felt odd but after a couple of pegs I was into another world. The first whiskey I tasted was Blenders Pride with my two other friends. At first, I was a bit afraid of the outcomes but soon started enjoying that new world. I can’t exactly remember the things I did that night, but I felt amazing with a good sleep that night. It made me feel happy, and all my worries and problems completely vanished that evening. Even the boring, tasteless food of the engineering hostel mess tasted like a meal at a 5 star restaurant.

The first time you try to taste a strong drink like whiskey, it’s always different. I had mixed expectations about how it’s going to taste -would it be too bitter or too strong for my taste
or it would be like any other alcoholic drink like beer or vodka? When I got to take the first sip of a whiskey, it tasted like a distant coffee flavour and vinegar mixed with a strong
alcoholic ingredient that had a slightly pungent flavour added with mint. In the first sip itself, I felt like savouring the taste and sip it than drink/swallow it. However, after a few sips, I got very comfortable with it and began to develop a taste for it.

First times are always a memory that can be shared when the time comes like today I am sharing my first experience of tasting whiskey. It was late 2007; I was in the UK at a small party in town with friends and colleagues. Usually I only drink beer or wine but this time one of my friends insisted me to taste whiskey, and I couldn’t say no. I had a small peg of Jack Daniels, and the taste of it still lingers in my mind even after 10 years as if I had it today for the first time. I loved the taste, aroma and the smoothness. After the first one, I had another one that day, and I loved it.

I grew up without tasting whiskey until I was 22, but when I had to gulp a sip for the first time, the taste was tingling on my tongue for a long time. When I tried it for the second time forcefully, I started liking the taste and of course the after feel. Then I learned the art of having whiskey! It's not about gulping it all the way, it is about enjoying it sip by sip slowly enjoying the movement, and the aroma of it just runs through my mind all the while.  I just can’t forget the day when I started having this divine liquid!

I grew up without tasting whiskey until I was 22, but when I had to gulp a sip for the first time, the taste was tingling on my tongue for a long time. When I tried it for the second time forcefully, I started liking the taste and of course the after feel. Then I learned the art of having whiskey! It's not about gulping it all the way, it is about enjoying it sip by sip slowly enjoying the movement, and the aroma of it just runs through my mind all the while.  I just can’t forget the day when I started having this divine liquid!

In my opinion the best way to enjoy whiskey is to first choose which whiskey you want to enjoy like bourbon, Rye whiskey or scotch then pour two fingers of whiskey into a rocks glass then use the color of whiskey to gauge its age the darker the color the older and better the whiskey then lift the glass to nose for a smell then pour small amount of clean water to whiskey then add 3-4 cubes of ice to it and then touch the glass with your lips and enjoy its awesome taste which you can't get anywhere. This is my way to enjoy my whiskey in simple way. Its simple yet beautiful in my way.

It was a cold winter night, and we had the biggest festive season in my state when I got a chance for the first time to taste whiskey. Obviously, I was legally allowed to drink at that age. I was hanging out with my friends, and we planned to have some fun. One of the guys who is little older than us showed up with a bottle of whiskey in his hand as planned earlier. I was excited to taste it; actually, I was a little curious to know how does it feel and why everyone loves their whiskey. So the golden opportunity came that night, and someone poured a little whiskey in my glass finally. Having whiskey for the first time, I felt like an adult. I don't know what they mixed with it, but I loved the taste. Ahh, those good old days!

I was seventeen years old when I first got to taste whiskey. Although I know that in India that is not a legal age to start drinking, however, the taste of whiskey was such that it got me hooked to it. The tangy taste that you feel when the whiskey touches the lips is beyond expressing, and one has to taste it to experience it. I have been drinking whiskey since then, although at times have tried other drinks as well. Still, whiskey remains my favorite. Writing this post has got me to get myself a glass of whiskey. #TheWhiskypedia #TheGathering

This was one of my first questions for Jess, and is perhaps the most hotly debated among whiskey drinkers.

This is what he told me, “The first time you drink any whiskey, it should be tasted neat. That’s what the guy who made it wants it to taste like. We made TINCUP at 84 proof because it’s nice to drink it neat. When it gets really high [in terms of alcohol percentage], it numbs most people’s taste buds. You wanna taste what the guy made.”

When you add water or ice, what you’re doing is lowering the ABV of the beverage in your hand. For one serving (1.5oz), a teaspoon of water will lower a 40% ABV beverage to 30%.

Especially for high-proof whiskies, many experts will add just a little bit of tap water. This is to dilute the beverage a little bit, but also to soften the punch of the alcohol and let the whiskey flavor really come through. If you try this route, add just a tiny bit of water, see how it tastes, and add a splash more if desired. If you end up with too much water, your only remedy is to add more whiskey.

While many whiskey experts will decry the use of ice, it’s personally my favorite way to drink whiskey. Unless it’s a very smooth, high-end whiskey, you’ll likely need just a little something to take the punch off. The experts say that making the whiskey cold numbs the flavors a little bit, but I like my whiskey chilled, and I’ve tried all options enough to know what I like.

Instead of adding normal-sized ice cubes, I prefer using big cubes or spheres. With less surface area, they melt slower. So your whiskey gets chilled, but less watered down than if using regular ice cubes. There are also whiskey stones, but in my experience, they don’t actually work all that well at chilling the whiskey to the temperature I like. We’ll actually be doing an article this summer on various ice and cooling options for beverages, so I won’t get into it too much here.

 

When I first tried whisky I wasn’t a fan. I remember finishing shifts at Tigerlily in Edinburgh and my colleagues drinking Makers Mark and Coke. I thought it was horrible! But then … something happened. I wanted to be a better bartender, and that included conquering the almighty Scotch category. So I did, but in cocktails. Sweet Rob Roys and Old Fashioneds were particular favourites. And then I entered an Aberfeldy cocktail competition and came third with an avocado and Aberfeldy 12 concoction. And from there – that was it. I remember finishing one particularly gruelling shift where a group of guys ordered probably around 20 Ardbeg Rob Roys, and all I wanted when I finished was one myself.

That was the beginning of everything really. I did my undergrad dissertation on whisky and regional identity, got a job at the telecom to improve the relationship between my mind, my nose and my mouth, and did a second degree in distilling. I’ve almost come full circle now though – in the sense that now, more than ever, it’s my job to educate people like me when I was starting out – breaking down barriers and breaking down that (sometimes) intimidating dram in a glass to more than whisky – to flavour/occasionality/history/legacy/conviviality.

Many people say that tasting whiskey is an art. But when it flows to the taste buds for the first time it feels different. My first experience was at the factory that makes Scotch whiskey. They explain to you how it's done, what to expect from different distilleries depending on where it is, and you can taste! With the gold experience, you even have more tasting.

My main learnings were on the type of glass. The kind of glass that you use is important since it will help the tasting enormously. A glass with a narrow opening is useful since it helps in channeling the taste and lets you ponder over the aromas of the whiskey towards your nose. Also, the sensation and aromas picked up from the whiskey before tasting is cool. Essential characteristics can be smelled, and it might indicate as to what the whiskey will taste like as you become an experienced whiskey taster

I was very apprehensive when I first tasted whiskey. I was the only one in my group who had not tasted it. All my friends were addicted to whiskey while I was the only novice. They made me try it as they had convinced me that I was missing out something very important. So there I was at a doctor's party surrounded by my medico friends who were cheering me into taking my first sip. Many of them had bets placed too as to whether I would take a sip or not. Finally my first sip felt a bit bitter and acrid but I really loved the aroma. It was enchanting.
 

Obeying the law and residing in Mumbai, the first touch of whiskey on my lips was when I turned 25. Growing up to the apprehension that Liquor tastes foul was completely shattered when the smoothness of the whiskey trickled down my throat. Lips felt the warmth, the tongue caught the bitterness that sub sided in less than a second and the lingering taste of the richness and slightly of the oak made me take a long sip. One that was more of the gasping for the taste buds and certainly confirmed that this drink will stay with me for long. The taste at first is sharp, but in a nano second it transforms into smooth, lips were a little surprised because it was not what was expected and it was surprisingly rich.

Obeying the law and residing in Mumbai, the first touch of whiskey on my lips was when I turned 25. Growing up to the apprehension that Liquor tastes foul was completely shattered when the smoothness of the whiskey trickled down my throat. Lips felt the warmth, the tongue caught the bitterness that sub sided in less than a second and the lingering taste of the richness and slightly of the oak made me take a long sip. One that was more of the gasping for the taste buds and certainly confirmed that this drink will stay with me for long. The taste at first is sharp, but in a nano second it transforms into smooth, lips were a little surprised because it was not what was expected and it was surprisingly rich.

 

One has to have a good sense of Tasting whisky. Tasting is the key to enjoying a good whisky.

The first step is to buy a good and reasonably priced whiskey. An expensive bottle does not mean that you will like it.

You have to have a liking for a particular flavour and choose your whisky according to it – it can be a smoky flavor, or fruity and nutty.

You have to have a proper whisky glassware because you need to swirl to release the aromas, sniff  your whisky before tasting to experience the colour and flavours.

Now you check the Appearance of the drink. Its important to know the right colours of a good whisky. It should be a good goldish amber for me.

And the most important part is to take just a small quantity of whisky in your mouth and drink it slowly  to really enjoy it.

You can also try adding a small amount of water to your whisky – water opens up a whisky, and enhances the experience.

You should always try tasting a whisky in groups, note your views down and at the end compare them with your friends. 

Glass in a shaking hand, a little nervousness, too much fear, and anxiety, all put together made a
group of confused students roaming around a bar counter in a banquet. Yours truly was a part of
this group. As a teenager, I once upon a time went on a tour de camp to Daman through our
coaching institute.
Roaming around a lazy street of this coastal town, our group just landed in a hotel banquet.
Anxious, I was looking around the bar for the first time, smelling spirits and alcohol in the
atmosphere. Testing the spirit was the first thought on the mind, not only mine but on everybody
else's in the group as well.
I being the group leader approached the bar tender and asked him to serve us one peg each of
whiskey as all of us didn't know what we should order. The glass was in the hand, shaking yet
curious. I just took a sip, and hmmm, didn't like the taste much at first. I sipped again, and then
again, and it felt so soothing even though a little bitter and a hotshot zoomed through my whole
soul.
Oh My God! I finished one and had second, and then the third! After that, everything that I did,
was narrated to me, by my buddies, later on. That's a memory for life. I still remember the taste of
the first sip of whiskey; it has stayed on my taste buds ever since. I love it now. It is the taste of
life.

On a normal day, I wouldn’t even dream of picking up a glass of whisky, but then, again, the best things in life always come as a surprise! That’s exactly what happened with me. I was at my friend's place one day, and they were drinking whiskey together. While I took a short bathroom break, those rogues mixed whiskey in my cold drink, a classic guy prank, if you ask me! So, I sit down and pick up my drink and take a few sips. It seemed bitter at first, and I knew I had been played the fool! Nevertheless, I just decided to laugh it off and go on with the drink, and eventually ended up having a glass or two more! Gone are the days, when I used to shy away from whisky. Now I don’t miss a single chance to drink it.

I was really excited to taste Whisky for the first time. I drove straight to The Dolphins Bar and literally found the place buzzing with a ton of people doing what I had always wanted to do- sipping a glass of delicious amber Whisky. So I order myself a Jack Daniel’s and wait in a dim-lit corner, eagerly waiting for the bearer to arrive with my drink. And when finally it was here, I gently smelled the Whisky first; the feeling was wonderful! Then I added a dash of water to my glass of whisky and started sipping on it, stopping in between to take in all the flavors the whisky was leaving on my palate! Definitely, the best feeling in the world!

What is Whisky Rating?

To make it short: Rating a whisky means giving it a score that indicates how well you like it. You can use 1 to 5 stars or a certain range of points or whatever. In the whisky world, a 100 point system is predominant which was adopted from wine rating by Michael Jackson. As most of the people who rate whisky use this system, it should be an obvious choice for novices to apply it as well.

The easiest way to rate a whisky would be to drink a dram and just give a score to it. If you do the ratings just for yourself, this might be sufficient. But as soon as you publish your rating in any way, be it on a website like this one, in a forum or just by telling it to a friend, you will run into problems. Tastes are different, you might like peaty whisky, your reader might prefer sherry monsters. Now a peated whisky that you scored let’s say 90 points might be unacceptable for that person.

I was really excited to taste Whisky for the first time. I drove straight to The Dolphins Bar and literally found the place buzzing with a ton of people doing what I had always wanted to do- sipping a glass of delicious amber Whisky. So I order myself a Jack Daniel’s and wait in a dim-lit corner, eagerly waiting for the bearer to arrive with my drink. And when finally it was here, I gently smelled  the Whisky first; the feeling was wonderful! Then I added a dash of water to my glass of whisky and started sipping on it, stopping in between to take in all the flavors the whisky was leaving on my palate! Definitely , the best feeling in the world!

Hey, I assure that most of the whisky consumers won’t consider about the glass used to have the whisky drink. It’s very important to choose the suitable glass to have whisky. There are many types of whisky consuming glasses available in the market. Choosing a perfect glass will give you gentleman look in the parties or functions along with your delegates. For your reference, I will recommend few simple glasses which will help to select the suitable one for you. The glasses are glen cairn, liely, stem, Denver, and the snifter.

Hi dude, well this is the funniest and often question I have been receiving so far. Since my teenage, I started to consume whiskey for relaxing myself. Whenever I feel happy and in stress mood, I used to take whisky for sure. But, when coming to brands, I have tasted uncountable. However, I love to have a Black bottle, Black & white, the famous Grouse and many more brands are there to mention. But I don’t want to take a long time to list up here. One thing I want to share is, the first experience makes me to feel very strange and that’s the truth. 

Irish Whisky – The Irish Whisky clearly is a historical whisky, dating its first production way back to 1405 somewhere in Ireland. Coming back to the present times, Irish whiskey is still made on the island of Ireland.

Let me tell you about my favorite- Bushmills! The Bushmills distillery is the world’s oldest licensed distillery, founded in 1608. The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Bushmills Blended Irish Whiskey is a nice Irish Whiskey blend with a light golden color. It’s got some corn grain and vanilla on the nose which gives way to a pear, apple, and vanilla. This whiskey is very soft, easy and is fairly drinkable.

Canadian whisky – As the name suggests, Canadian whisky can only be called so if it is produced in Canada. The signature Canadian Whisky is fermented, distilled and aged in Canada.  Although it shares certain characteristics with Scotch whisky and bourbon, Canadian whisky has a style of its own, thanks to it’s unique means of production. This smooth whisky comes from Rye!

Now, if you are wondering as to how to make the most of your favorite glass of Canadian Whisky, do not anymore! You can enjoy it straight, neat or on the rocks. Club soda and ginger ale are also common mixers, and it can stand in for other types of whiskey in cocktails.

American Whisky – America is one of the world's largest producers of whiskey and there are numerous different types, each with their own unique ingredients or production methods. American Whisky is made all across America, from Washington to Virginia. American whiskeys may often be categorised as pertaining to toastiness, spice and vanilla sweetness.

Coming down to popular brands,  White dog and Moonshine have become increasingly popular, as well as rarer artisanal US whiskeys such as single barrel and small batch bourbon, straight wheat and straight corn whiskey. American whiskey bears very little similarity to Scottish or Irish whiskies, just so you know!

Blended Scotch - A blended scotch is a mix of both malt whiskies and grain whiskies, sourced from several different distilleries. The blended Scotch comes in a Tag of very popular brand like - Johnnie Walker, Dewar's, Chivas Regal etc. Do you know that Roughly nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch sold around the world are blends!

Making blended Scotch whisky is a fiendishly difficult task which requires skills, and hardwork. It takes years of experience, a detailed knowledge of distilleries (some of them now closed), their stocks and how they react to wood and to being combined with other malts and grains.

Indian Whisky – India is undoubtedly a huge whisky-drinking nation, there is nothing like a glass of Indian whisky for me! If we dig into a bit of history here, the drinking of Scotch whisky was introduced to India in the nineteenth century, during the British Raj.

Nother cool hidden fact about Indian whisky - Eight of the top 10 bestselling whiskies in the world are Indian. Yes!

You need to try: Paul John, Old Tavern (popular in some African markets), Royal Stag, Imperial Blue, Haywards Fine, Officer’s Choice, McDowell’s No. 1 Reserve, 8PM and Director’s Special! Trust me, you’ll love these! These are actually at par with many of the world’s best!

 

 

Cocktail history is drunk history, equal parts truth, fantasy and hazy memory of previous events. Classic cocktails disappeared for the better part of the 20th century, so it's no wonder that the origins of many of our favorite drinks are about as murky as your brother’s bachelor party.

Take the martini and the southside, for example. Two cities battle over the claim to these creations like a couple of old drunks at a dive bar. Regardless, often the mythology is more fun than the truth.

Some drinks (like the Ramos Gin Fizz or Pisco Punch) might actually taste better in their places of birth. But will a Manhattan actually taste better if you drink it in Manhattan?

Probably not. But Here is the world’s 10 best cocktails and where they’ve been invented:

  1. Cosmopolitan - South beach Florida
  2. Mojito -  Cuba
  3. Mai Tai – Oakland California
  4. Mint Julep – Kentucky Derby
  5. Caipirinha – Brazil
  6. Margarita – Tijuana Mexico
  7. Pina Colada – Puerto Rico
  8. Californication – California
  9. Long Iceland Ice Tea – Long Iceland Tennesse
  10. Apple Martini – Hollywood Los Angeles

By now it’s a well-known fact that Hyderabad opens doors to new restaurants almost every week! And no we’re not complaining! Who doesn’t like to binge on some good food with a lovely ambience every once in a while? There are now an umpteen number of cuisines available in the city, something that didn’t exist before. Some become popular and some don’t. So I bring you a list of the must try/popular restaurants in town that are not more than 6-7 months old and some even more recent. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, and so start ticking off these places off your list!

  1. Malaka Spice : Price for two 1500rs approx
  2. Mocha Bar :  Price for two 1400rs approx
  3. Prost Brew Pub : Price for two 1200rs approx
  4. Punjab Grill : Price for two 1400rs approx
  5. Tatva : Price for two 1300rs approx
  6. Quattro Ristorante : Price for two 2000rs approx
  7. Obsessive Coffee Disorder (OCD): Price for two 600rs approx
  8. PappaRoti : Price for two 700rs approx
  9. Shawrma Corner : Price for two 400rs approx
  10. Zaiqa-e-Hyderabad : Price for two 1000rs approx

People Party for a veriety of reasons – but usually to celebrate life and to have a good time. Bars in Pune keep this in mind and ensure that there is utmost safety and security for all revelers and things never get out of hand. The culture is rich and vibrant and there is something for everybody, be it bars in Pune, fun Hangout Places in Pune, rooftop entertainment centers, sports bars, etc. There are also some really famous joints such as penthouse nightlife Pune. Almost every big hotel has its own club for the guests and also for outsiders and people on the lookout for the best disc in Pune can check them out.

Here is the List of best bars in Pune :

  1. Dolally on Tap
  2. The High Spirits Café
  3. The Ship
  4. The Single Malt And Co.
  5. Swing Bar Eatery
  6. Toons-The Café Down Under
  7. Wtf!
  8. YOLO Gastro Bar
  9. 1000 Oaks
  10. KueBar

When you need a drink with an intense flavor and a smooth finish, this is where you turn. Whiskey is one of those drinks that everyone recognizes; whether you're a cowboy slugging back shots or a connoisseur sipping a snifter, whiskey runs the gamut. So whether you're pouring an Old Fashioned for your cowboy or a glass of bourbon on the rocks for your Mad Man, A gift of Whiskey will fulfill your needs and plus it can be gifted in any occasion. There's nothing cozier than enjoying dark spirits like whiskey around the holidays.
 

The 6 Best Bottles to Gift a Whiskey Lover are:

1.Glenlivvett 18 Years – Price 12403 approx

  1. Yamazaki  18 Year Old Whiskey -  Price 14350 approx
  2. Dalmore King Alexander 3rd Whiskey - Price 10200 approx
  3. Johnnie walker Black label- Price 5920 approx
  4. Paul John Whiskey Brilliance - Price 2900 approx
  5. Royal Salute Festive 21 Years -  Price 14900 approx

Little did I know that that first Teacher’s was going to be a teacher in drinking for me. It was bottom’s up for all, and I realised that I liked my friends more than ever that afternoon that we had bunked co

My first time with whisky was a classic neat one with my officemates a few years back at this local bar we frequently crashed at after a long week at work!

Even though I started out with beer, my poison is and always will be a glass of fine whisky! I’ve grown up seeing my dad enjoy a peg or two in parties with his friends or my uncles.  Naturally, I couldn’t wait to taste it too.  More than anything, I was kind of curious as to how a drop of whisky feels like on the palate; I already knew how it smelt like and quite frankly, I did have a few preconceived notions about how it would taste as well.

They say that whisky is an acquired taste, much like beer. Although you can trust the critics on beer for this one, putting whisky in the same bracket is downright injustice to this heavenly concoction!

I certainly wasn’t a fan of beer, and the reason behind my bottle was always my friends.  But whisky for me was like love at the first sip!  It was like having all my ideas of how I thought it would actually be coming to life. Neat, on the rocks or in cocktails, whisky is the undoubtable champion of alcohol!

 

Although my first time sipping whisky was around four to five years

back, I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was my older brother’s

wedding and his friends were over from the States and Emirates to be

a part of the celebrations. And well, of course, we all know that our

NRI friends never fail to disappoint as far as grand quality whisky is

concerned.

Any other time, I would have had to literally beg my brother to give me

a peg or two, but not this time! Being his wedding, he was in a pretty

celebratory mood and graciously obliged me with a good two bottles of

Glenfiddich and Jim Bean!

My friends and I were generally beer drinkers. We are avid gamers so

yeah, beer was always our choice of beverage. It was fun, light and

suited almost all the bachelor trash food that we managed to cook up!

And honestly, it also complimented our pocket! Sometimes we would

go as far as a shot of vodka or maybe rum with coke, but that was it.

Naturally, we were all pretty excited when we saw some real seductive

bottles of whisky lined up in my brother’s room.

So there’s me and my other 5 friends, 6 whisky novices, who had the

greatest fortune of having two of the world’s finest brands as their first

glass! Thanks big bro! Up

Whiskey has always been the classic hospitality tradition, at least in my family! Whenever I visited my

uncles home, he and his mini bar with a legendary collection and leading whiskey brands welcomes us

with open arms. I was a curious to try out some and learn more about the spirits that he so he

meticulously curated. I was taken on a tasting journey and exploration of the finest whiskeys within the

comfort of this gentlemen’s house. Sitting with my uncle and my father, I tasted whiskey for the very first

time in my life. The spirit I tasted for the first time still has a lingering memory- it was youthful, firm and

big, dominating the mouth, a blend of flavours that were clear and easy to distinguish. Though the first sip

burnt my throat down, as the burning sensation subsided, I began to feel and taste a burst of different

flavours. To this day, that memory stays etched onto my mind, more so because having my first drink of

whiskey with the two men of the family marked my advent into adulthood. That makes whiskey all the

more special for me – it, in a symbolic way, marked my turning into a man.

Whiskey has always been the classic hospitality tradition, at least in my family! Whenever I visited my

uncles home, he and his mini bar with a legendary collection and leading whiskey brands welcomes us

with open arms. I was a curious to try out some and learn more about the spirits that he so he

meticulously curated. I was taken on a tasting journey and exploration of the finest whiskeys within the

comfort of this gentlemen’s house. Sitting with my uncle and my father, I tasted whiskey for the very first

time in my life. The spirit I tasted for the first time still has a lingering memory- it was youthful, firm and

big, dominating the mouth, a blend of flavours that were clear and easy to distinguish. Though the first sip

burnt my throat down, as the burning sensation subsided, I began to feel and taste a burst of different

flavours. To this day, that memory stays etched onto my mind, more so because having my first drink of

whiskey with the two men of the family marked my advent into adulthood. That makes whiskey all the

more special for me – it, in a symbolic way, marked my turning into a man.

My first time with whisky was a classic neat one with my officemates a

few years back at this local bar we frequently crashed at after a long

week at work!

Even though I started out with beer, my poison is and always will be a

glass of fine whisky! I’ve grown up seeing my dad enjoy a peg or two in

parties with his friends or my uncles. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to taste it

too. More than anything, I was kind of curious as to how a drop of

whisky feels like on the palate; I already knew how it smelt like and

quite frankly, I did have a few preconceived notions about how it would

taste as well.

They say that whisky is an acquired taste, much like beer. Although

you can trust the critics on beer for this one, putting whisky in the same

bracket is downright injustice to this heavenly concoction!

I certainly wasn’t a fan of beer, and the reason behind my bottle was

always my friends. But whisky for me was like love at the first sip! It

was like having all my ideas of how I thought it would actually be

coming to life. Neat, on the rocks or in cocktails, whisky is the

undoubtable champion of alcohol!

I clearly remember the first time when my lips tasted whisky and oh what a feeling it was. I still

remember the mixed feeling of cold and burn as I took my first sip. Because the feeling was new and

unlike anything that I had tasted in the past, I wiped off what remained on the lips. I knew this was stuff

for the grown up and that this point in my life was the transition from being a boy to becoming a man.

My first whisky was neat and blended scotch. Black Dog is quite the royal expense when you are in

college but my friends knew I wanted to start drinking and everyone pooled in money for my birthday

gift, and that was a birthday I’ll always remember. The High, the lights and the desi music we played

until the time I crashed and how I did.

I tried it with water, soda, soda, and water, with ice and without and even in juice when the water

bottles got empty. Simply love that third year birthday and have forever been a whisky fan.

I have had my fair share of whisky and all thanks to my father for that. I was introduced to expensive

brands, and I sometimes feel thankful for that. Back at home, my dad would allow us (me and my

brother) to take sips from his drink when the relatives came for a dinner or lunch. I would still not

consider these my first experiences with whisky considering most times it would be beer and whisky

on the other occasions.

My true first time, unlike for most other people, happened in the final year of college. I was a

teetotaller throughout my graduation and when we were about to finish college, my friends, the lot I

had gotten close to urged me to start drinking because we were all going to go our separate ways in

different parts of the country. I knew I liked the taste of whisky and I ordered a large Teacher’s 50 and

to show off I exclaimed, “On the rocks please.”

Little did I know that that first Teacher’s was going to be a teacher in drinking for me. It was bottom’s

up for all, and I realised that I liked my friends more than ever that afternoon that we had bunked

college

I have had my fair share of whisky and all thanks to my father for that. I was introduced to expensive

brands, and I sometimes feel thankful for that. Back at home, my dad would allow us (me and my

brother) to take sips from his drink when the relatives came for a dinner or lunch. I would still not

consider these my first experiences with whisky considering most times it would be beer and whisky

on the other occasions.

My true first time, unlike for most other people, happened in the final year of college. I was a

teetotaller throughout my graduation and when we were about to finish college, my friends, the lot I

had gotten close to urged me to start drinking because we were all going to go our separate ways in

different parts of the country. I knew I liked the taste of whisky and I ordered a large Teacher’s 50 and

to show off I exclaimed, “On the rocks please.”

Little did I know that that first Teacher’s was going to be a teacher in drinking for me. It was bottom’s

up for all, and I realised that I liked my friends more than ever that afternoon that we had bunked

college

On a normal day, I wouldn’t even dream of picking up a glass of whisky, but then, again,

the best things in life always come as a surprise! That’s exactly what happened with

me. I was at my friend's place one day, and they were drinking whiskey together. While I

took a short bathroom break, those rogues mixed whiskey in my cold drink, a classic

guy prank, if you ask me! So, I sit down and pick up my drink and take a few sips. It

seemed bitter at first, and I knew I had been played the fool! Nevertheless, I just

decided to laugh it off and go on with the drink, and eventually ended up having a glass

or two more! Gone are the days, when I used to shy away from whisky. Now I don’t

miss a single chance to drink it.