Saturday, March 30, 2013

Good times with Black Dog

Writing for Black Dog, One of the finest Scotch in the World has been a pleasant journey! Today I am writing my 30th post on Black Dog Scotch.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Drink Responsibly

After writing so much about the Worlds Finest Scotch Black Dog, I decided to also write about being responsible in drinking and enjoying the Scotch! Many of them out in the world feel that drinking is a hobby and is a way to enjoy and relax. Yes, we all agree that we have freedom to enjoy and we have the rights to do it. But as with rights, we also do possess some duties being a citizen and should respect others around us.

Harley Davidson Store

US Bike Maker, Harley-Davidson launched their fifth store a couple of years back in Indian market and its first in Bangalore known as Tusker Harley-Davidson store. Black Dog scotch whisky was the proud partner of the launch event.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Four Seasons

Last year there was a Wine Festival in Bangalore, as blogger I was invited to be a part of the festival. There I picked up a bottle of Four Seasons Wine. Let me tell you more about Wine and also about Four seasons.

Black Dog Trivia

 I was researching about Black Dog Scotch Whisky on Google, Wikipedia and other places on the net for writing about it and I got to know some really interesting trivia about Scotch whisky which are really amazing stuff about Scotch Whisky!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Legacy of 130 years.

Black Dog Scotch Whisky has a tradition of over 130 years but you would be amazed to know that Scotch Whisky has been in existence since almost 1494 when it evolved from a Scottish drink called ‘uisge beatha’, which means “lively water” or “water of life”.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tribute to Elvis

Black Dog Easy and Comedy evenings is a great initiative taken by United Spirits Limited (USL). It provides a perfect way to unwind and relax in a truly international way.
Laughter and music is an instant vacation – This is what Black Dog believes in. On one such musical evening Stephen Kabakos who is a well-known impersonator of king of music Elvis Presley had performed.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Luxury Items

Define a Luxury Item? - An item that is not necessary for living, but is deemed as highly-desired within a culture or society. The ability to purchase or finance a luxury item is directly proportionate to ones' income or assets. In other words, as people in higher income brackets are more able and more likely to purchase more expensive luxury goods. Luxury items are also known as "positional goods" because they signal that the owner has achieved a certain position or status within society to be able to afford them.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hit the pause button

Black Dog Scotch Whisky has been created over 130 years ago not by hurrying up the creation process but taking the right amount of time to ensure that the product is world class. It is fermented in Oak Wooden casks for a minimum of 8 years to a maximum of 21 years to ensure that World’s finest Scotch whisky is produced. So it’s only fitting that we should take our time in savoring Black Dog Scotch and ensure that we let the World wait as we enjoy this wonderful drink.

Scotch and Music

Do you know what it is to drink your favorite Scotch without music? Oh, I just can’t imagine it. When having Scotch either alone or with friends, music is a must. So what type of music do you prefer while drinking a cup of Black Dog Scotch? I prefer Jazz, Rock n Roll and even Blues sometimes.

 In the 20th century Jazz is a musical style was originated in black communities of the Southern United States, it was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present day, jazz has also incorporated elements from American popular music. 
Some of the albums of jazz music that you can play while having your Worlds Best Scotch Black Dog is Line At Village Vanguard by Enrico Pieranunzi, Live At Montereux 1991 by Mike Davis, My favorite Stan Killer’s Evoke, Amanda Brecker’s Blossom, etc.

Blues (Not to be confused with the Music bad Blue) is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several sub genres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump and Chicago blues styles.      
Some albums that you can play while having Black Dog Scotch are Spotlight On Lucille - B.B. King, Hawk Squat - J.B. Hutto, Nothin But The Blues - Johnny Winter, Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy etc

Rock n Roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of African American blues, jump blues, country, jazz, and gospel music. The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage: referring to the first wave of music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed into the more encompassing international style known as "rock music," and as a term simply synonymous with rock music in the broad sense.
Enjoy your Black Dog Scotch with rock and roll music like (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams, Black or White - Michael Jackson, Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill,etc.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Making a perfect Scotch

I am one who always wondered how Scotch is made? I thought it was a simple process. But then I came across a wonderful book which described the whole process. I was amazed. It is such a complex process and it has to be made with utmost perfection. Hat’s off to those who discovered Scotch.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Flying fish and Angling

After reading 19 posts about Black Dog Scotch on my blog, you must be wondering how Black Dog got its name. Let me clarify your doubt with this post. As you know Black Dog was christened by Walter Millard whose favorite sport was fishing angling. He used to unwind and relax while angling in the Spey and Tay rivers of Scotland since the early 19th century. He named the whisky Black Dog in honor of his favorite salmon fishing fly.

Multi colored flying fish

Angling is a method of fishing by means of an "angle" (fish hook). According to reliable sources who is adrent Angling entusiast, The hook is usually attached to a fishing line and the line is often attached to a fishing rod. Fishing rods are usually fitted with a fishing reel that functions as a mechanism for storing, retrieving and paying out the line. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait. A bite indicator such as a float is sometimes used.

Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or "lure" requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates or other food organisms, or "lures" to provoke the fish to strike.

Angling is one of the world’s finest sports.  It is one of those sports which the rich and famous people prefer to play to unwind and relax something like golf and horse racing. They love relaxing with a cup of Black Dog Scotch in hand after playing these games.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fun with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Black Dog Scotch is one of the world’s finest scotch. It has a very rich and a smooth taste and after drinking it one feels relaxed in its luxury. This year Black Dog Scotch is celebrating 130 years of its existence. They are the world’s favorite scotch brand. Black Dog Scotch dominates the market – not just Indian but at the International level, they are the best. People just love Black Dog, due to the luxury it offers.  Apart from this, Black Dog organizes many events one is Black Dog Easy Evenings.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Anniversay gift to Dad

March 17th my parents celebrated their 27th anniversary. Buying a gift for my dad is one of the toughest thing ever faced by me. Most of the time, I would get him some electronic item. Last option I would go for would be a DVD set of Raaj Kapoor films.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easy Evenings with Armani

Black Dog Scotch Whisky being a classy Scotch drink always associates itself with luxury brands across the world and most wanted designer clothing like Canali. Recently they associated themself with Giorgio Armani in a very exclusive event in Bangalore where Armani’s master tailor Giuseppe Digrisolo was present to offer style tips to the Bold & Beautiful of Bangalore.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Black Dog Centenary, (8years)

Black Dog Centenary Scotch is a rich and rare premium blended Scotch whisky loaded with exceptional characters. It is blended to perfection with a multitude of malt spirits chosen from the various regions of Scotland. This variant of Black Dog whisky may not be as common as the 8-year aged bottle which is known as Black Dog Deluxe Scotch, but the Black Dog Centenary Scotch is yet another worthy edition to carry on the ‘Black Dog’ name.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Black Dog Quintessence, (21years)

Black Dog 21 years old Scotch is known as Black Dog Quintessence Scotch. It is pure liquid gold as it is handcrafted to meticulous perfection by Black Dog’s master blenders. Only 25 of the finest single malts and grain whiskies have been drawn from the Highland region of Scotland, in particular from the beautiful Speyside Valley to provide that special key – “finesse”.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Black Dog Reserve, (18years)

The Black Dog Reserve (18 year old). With it’s attractive packaging it is sure to attract you, but the attractive Scotch cannot be missed.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Dog Deluxe, (12years)

A couple of days ago I had written about Different Blends of Black Dog Scotch Whisky. Most of my friends complained me that it was brief so, now it is time to know about the various blends that the brand offers in detail. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Guys Night Out

One Saturday night, my friends and I had planned to a Movie followed by dinner. But all our plans got affected as it started raining heavily. So we decide to watch a film at home and get food delivered at home. So everything was ready, film, food and also the main attraction of the night. Black Dog Scotch One of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Madonna Forever

Black Dog,  organized another edition of Black Dog Easy Evening, their flagship events platform, featuring Melissa Totten, who is world renowned for her impersonating skills. She will entertain guests with her performance of Madonna mimicry across various cities.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Evening with Papa CJ

Black Dog Scotch Whisky always supports different kinds of entertainment programs in India. They organize the Black Dog Easy Evenings where you can listen to great music. Similarly they organize Black Dog Comedy Evenings where they invite local and international comedians to come and perform. This way they encourage new activity of watching stand-up comedy in India.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Legends of Guitar

Being a blogger and thanks to Black Dog Easy Evenings, I have been very lucky to attend many wonderful events in Bangalore which have never happened before or since then. I have listened to some really good world class music from unknown composers who Black Dog One of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky discovered and recognized them on the world stage. This was way back in November 2010 when I was invited as a blogger to cover the “Black Dog Easy Evenings – Unwind to the sounds of the Guitar” event which happened in Vivanta by Taj, MG Road, Bangalore.

Ek Khandani Parampara

Rajdhani, The Vegetarian Thali Restaurant which is the flagship brand of Mirah Hospitality has spread its aroma in this industry over the past few decades. Known as a "thali place" with 72 different rotating menus with 22,464 delicacies from Gujarat and Rajasthan, Rajdhani gives even the most regular customers out of 7.5 million delighted guests with the flavor of novelty.

Friday, March 8, 2013


A few days ago, I had written about best food paring with Scotch, Today I will write about Chocolate and Scotch pairing that according to me is a unique and awesome combination.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Black Dog Comedy Evenings With Rob Schneider

I always wanted to meet Rob Schneider whenever I watched “Saturday Night Live”; My wish came true when Black Dog Comedy Evenings got Hollywood star and funny man Rob Schneider doing the India tour. Black Dog, One of World’s finest scotch Whisky helps us unwind and relax in a luxurious manner this time I was determined to attend the event at any cost, sadly it was an Entry by Invite only event and I was said to miss out on the show.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Evening with Friends and Black Dog

A friend recently got job in US and had to leave India to join his new company, as he was one of my closest friend and part of an amazing gang of friends I had in my College days me and a few friends decided to throw him a send off party!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bar Accessories

To construct the perfect home bar, what we all need is perfect blend of Scotch Whisky like Black God a Scotch with a history of 130years and also the set of accessories.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Best Food pairing With Black Dog Scotch

We all know that Cigar is best and the most popular pairing of scotch is with your favorite cigar.  But a question I find myself asking is, what should a non smoker like me pair with scotch specially if it is One of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky ‘Black Dog’ does scotch pairs well with food? So to find out answer to this question a couple of friends and me decide to try this.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Black Dog Tasting. A few Notes to Share

As told in the earlier post,  One of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky Black Dog Scotch Whisky comes in 4 different variants:-

  • Quintessence 21 Year Old Scotch Whisky Reserve
  • 18 Year Old Scotch-whisky
  • 12 Year Old Deluxe Scotch-whisky
  • Centenary Aged and Rare Scotch

History of Black Dog

Yesterday when I was writing about my experience of the Black Dog Presents Russell Peters Live, I thought about how Black Dog became one of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky! So I started my research, It was a fascinating one, it helped me know more about the true Scottish brand and the heritage of the brand Which is more than a century old.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Funiest man in Serious World

Black Dog “One of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky” has always been one of my favorite drink, I was over the Moon when I got to know that they are getting my favorite standup comedian Russell Peters to India, The Bangalore leg of the event was held at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.