Gatari Amavasya or Shravan Amavasya 2019 is on 1st August 2019. Gatari is celebrated with a lot of fervour in Maharashtra, especially Mumbai because it marks the start of Shravan, which means a period of abstinence until Ganpati Visarjan. So for period approx 1.5 months, Maharashtrians do not eat any kind of meat or drink alcohol. So a day prior to the Amavasya i.e 31st July, in order to gear up for this month-long restriction, people celebrate Gatari Amavasya.
According to India.com, Gatari Amavasya is essentially a celebration to drink and eat to your heart’s content so that you don’t have the urge to do so during Shravan. It falls on a moonless night and people are generally awake and out all night to celebrate. Either people visit each other's homes for dinner parties or go out drinking until the wee hours of the morning.
The name is derived from the literal fact that people fall in the gutter after passing out. Drinking alcohol is a big part of the celebration and people will have to refrain from it during Shravan. So here are some of the whiskies you should definitely try this Gatari.
1. The Chivas Regal 12-Year-Old
The most definitive expression from Chivas Regal, the 12-year-old carries the signature Chivas Regal smoothness and is the best in class blend of some of the splendid single malts ever developed. The Chivas Regal 12 Years old is an exceptionally smooth whisky to have neat.
2. The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old
One of the finest Scotch whiskies in its segment, The Glenlivet 12 Years old is renowned for its unique blend of fruity and floral notes that goes down smoothly. An excellent creation that does justice to the Speyside distillery’s reputation of being ‘the single malt that started it all’.
3. Amrut Fusion Single Malt
A great way to begin your whisky drinking journey with the first ever single malt from India. The Amrut Fusion Single Malt is a pretty good whisky with an affordable price tag and truly great tasting notes that have managed to impress whisky connoisseurs all over the world.
4. Blender’s Pride Reserve Collection
This premium blend of imported scotch malts has been married subtly with Indian grain spirits to produce one of the most affordable inclusions in this guide. A terrific way for interested whisky enthusiasts to begin their course and move on to other premium brands since the Blenders Pride Reserve Collection is definitely far above its segment in terms of quality.
5. Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey is the finest blend of remarkable pot still whiskeys with a delicate grain whiskey. This delightful Irish Whiskey is not only worthy for the opulence it delivers, but is also the typical triple distilled Irish Whiskey. This makes the Jameson Irish a really smooth whiskey to accompany your chicken.
6. 100 Pipers 12-Years-Old
A slightly more premium extension from the stable of 100 Pipers whisky, the 12-year-old is a double threat. Perfect for a variety of whisky cocktails and just as effortless when accompanied by a couple cubes of ice, this smooth concoction of fine scotch malts is definitely one of the best whiskies in India.
7. Ballantine’s Finest
The product of a meticulous blend of over 50 single malts and grain whiskies, the Ballantine’s Finest has been aptly named so. It is one of the bestselling blended whiskies in the world for having maintained a brilliance that dates back centuries.
8. Johnnie Walker Red Label
A smooth blend of impressive single malts that is the pride of the brand, the Johnnie Walker Red Label is easy on the wallet glimpse into the famous Johnnie Walker experience. This entry level whisky from the brand is a premium scotch for drinkers looking for a drink that goes down easy, but delivers an impact too making it the whisky of choice for drinkers who can hold their alcohol.
9. Jack Daniels Honey
A magnificent marriage of Jack Daniels iconic Old No. 7 and a unique honey liqueur from the company itself, Jack Daniels Honey delivers an unexpected taste for just about any whiskey drinker, seasoned or otherwise. Experience the Jack with a touch of honey carried with this 70 US Proof delight, a truly good whisky for beginners to embark on an interesting lifelong voyage.
These are some of the most interesting, diverse and well-suited whiskies for the long night. Enjoy Drinking!