For Siddharth K, who works in the insurance sector, their first truly memorable drink was during a friend’s wedding on the cliffs around Kannur. He remembers the successions of whiskies at the wedding – reeling off Springbank 10, Aberfeldy 21 and then, Ardbeg Storm, serving as an introduction to the world of drams. The 38-year-old, can drink whisky in many ways, ranging from neat to a cube of ice, with splash of water and even with soda. Next on his to-by list is the Glenmorangie Signet but at some point, he’s looking forward to buying some good, aged cask strength whisky like the Bowmore 50 YO or the Highland Park 54 YO.
He says he drinks too much of the Ardbeg 5 and Ardbeg 10, and next on his to-try list is the Arran and the Paul John Orbiter. His guilty pleasure however, is the Port Charlotte, no surprise given his preference for smoky, Islay pours. When it comes to cocktails, he’s happy with the penicillin, boulevardier or a good highball. About the Dram Club he says, “I discovered The Dram Club during the lockdown and ever since it has been an exciting phase. From the blind tastings, to online / physical events, the amount of knowledge garnered has been phenomenal. Add to that, the community members — the club has become a family of fun loving whisky enthusiasts.”