An evening complete with good food and even better sips
Friday Release recently collaborated with Amrut to host a food-pairing and whisky-tasting session
- Published 17.09.19, 7:15 PM
- Updated 17.09.19, 7:15 PM
- a min read
American literary giant Mark Twain had said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” The daily drudgery of a long, tiring day is sufficiently softened and balanced out with swigs of good whisky. And, good food cooked and paired with good whisky really hits the spot for a happy ending to the day.
Bollywood-themed restaurant Friday Release recently collaborated with Amrut — an Indian single malt whisky brand produced by Amrit Distilleries, to host a food-pairing and whisky-tasting session. The “high spirited” evening do offered dishes that paired well with whisky. Between whiffs and sips of whiskies and rum, some nuggets of information on whiskies in general and some myth-busters in particular, filled up the tasting session. To add to this, the delectable dishes infused and paired with whisky, did wonders on the palate. As a Bollywood buff would say to sum up the evening, echoing Amrish Puri’s popular dialogue as Mogambo from the movie Mr. India — which was painted on a colourful wall in the restaurant with his ‘Mogambo’ face etched on it — “Mogambo khush hua”.
Four aspects of whisky tasting, highlighted in the session:
1. Nose: A whiff of the whisky, taking in the flavours through the sense of smell.
2. Palate: The first few sips that introduce the burst of flavours to the palate.
3. Finish: The lingering aftertaste that fills the mouth after taking the final sip.
4. Balance: As the name suggests, it’s all about a balance between the nose, palate and finish. When all the three things converge, you can discern if it’s a great whisky or a good whisky.