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An evening with TGR

May 4, 2014

It was a quiet winter evening. After the day’s work we were just sitting and watching television when we received a call from Harbhajan, one of Arvind’s friends from the IMA. He was in the city for some official work.

‘Are you at home? I’m coming to see you’, he said.

‘That will be wonderful we’ll wait for you for dinner’, Arvind said.

The quiet evening had suddenly become more action-oriented. From what should be cooked for dinner to what needs to be served as dessert was to be decided and prepared or ordered. Once that was done, we were ready to receive Harbhajan whom we were about to meet after quite a long time.

Soon, he was there and once the excitement of meeting each other was over, everyone settled comfortably for a relaxed evening chatting with each other.

‘I have brought this for you!’ he took out a box and handed over to Arvind.

‘Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve’, Arvind read it out aloud.

‘Whisky?’ I said.

‘It is not simply whisky, it is the latest blend from Black Dog – Triple Gold Reserve or TGR as it is known’, he corrected me.

‘I hardly have any idea about whisky or blends’, I replied.

‘Even I don’t have much knowledge about the brands, their history or their products’, Arvind added.

‘Let me make a drink for us, and as we have our drinks I’ll tell you about Black Dog – my favourite drink’, Harbhajan said.

As we sat sipping our drinks, Harbhajan went about telling us about the history of Black Dog as follows:

‘Walter Millard, a Scot in British India, travelled to Scotland in 1883 in search of an impeccable whisky. His search ended in a blend created by James Mackinlay, of the second generation of the Leith Scotch Whisky blending family.

Being a keen angler himself, Walter Millard named the whisky Black Dog in honour of his favourite salmon fishing fly used in the Spey and Tay rivers of Scotland since the early 19th century. Thus was born Black Dog Whisky.

Today, more than a hundred years later, Black Dog Whisky remains faithful to the original blend.’

‘And you are faithful to Black Dog ever since you attain the legal drinking age!’, Arvind commented smilingly.
We all laughed and enjoyed evening with our new discovery of taste of TGR!


2014_BD_04_An evening with TGR


Sangita Passey
04 May 2014




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