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Scotch appreciation

Photographs from Black Dog Scotch appreciation event...

 Black Dog 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes

Color: Deep, golden, glossy and mahogany.
Nose: A truly noble bouquet of luscious malty tones and rich velvety textures with a hint of oloroso sherry in the background.
Taste:   Round and mellow complex quixotic flavours with an impeccable balance of individual malt and grain whiskies and silky soft tones that dance on the tongue.
Finish: Luxuriously smooth and long, a testament to the malt & grain whiskies which have spent years in oak casks & vats.

Black Dog 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes

Color: Amber, with golden highlights.
Aroma: Robust malty, mellow woody, complex yet delicate aroma of sherry and vanillic sweetness with whispers of soft peatiness in the background.
Palate: Beautifully rounded, heavy body, pronounced malty, mellow woody, fruity sweetness with teasing light warm peat.
Finish: Luxurious and exciting, long and warm with a touch of cream.

Black Dog Centenary Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes

Color: Amber with golden highlights.
Aroma: Matured wood, toasted malt, mild honey sweetness, delicate butterscotch bordering on cream, with floral nuances that emerges at the end.
Palate:  Robust body, pronounced rich malt and oak and sherry sweetness, spreads warmly in the mouth like silent sea waves.
Finish: Balanced, long, intense and bright.

Venue: Habanero, Whitefield (http://habanero.in/)
Date: September 15, 2012
Host: Mohit Nishchol

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The sikha or shikha is a Sanskrit word that refers to a long tuft, or lock of hair left on top or on the back of the shaven head of a male Orthodox Hindu.

Though traditionally all Hindus were required to wear a sikha, today it is seen mainly among 'celibate monks' and temple priests.

The sikha is tied back or knotted to perform religious rites. Only funerals and death anniversaries are performed with the sikha untied or with dishevelled hair. 

Dishevelled hair is considered inauspicious, and represents times of great sorrow or calamity.

The Notions
  • The sikha reportedly signifies one-pointed (ekanta) focus on a spiritual goal, and devotion to God.
  • It is also an indication of cleanliness, as well as personal sacrifice to God. 
  • It has been said that the sikha allows God to pull one to heaven, or at least from this material world of maya (illusion)
Similar hairstyles are found in other cultures around the world. Read more

Info courtesy: Wikipedia