Monday, February 6, 2012

Kuchh Nai Delux Scotch Whiskey Review

I am what you would call a self proclaimed amateur whiskey connoisseur. After almost 15 years of drinking almost anything that is slightly reddish in color and can give you a high to some of the finest whiskey available, my evolution to where I am now has been a bitter sweet experience.
Enough of my drinking history and lets get straight to the subject in hand 'Kuchh Nai Dlux Scotch Whiskey'. I first heard about this strange whiskey/scotch from Charles Darkim (lets not get into details about him) ever since he told me about it, I've been looking in vain for it at almost every Theka (Liquor Store) I know in Delhi. And who would have known that a dry day in Delhi would lead me to the infamous Kuchh Nai at a tiny Theka (Liquor Store) on the outskirts of Gurgaon (everything happens for a reason).
Looking at the bottle took me back to the first time I bought a Gi-Joe action figure (so happy sniff sniff..). A bottle set me back Rs. 1300(Gurgaon) not too bad. Quickly drove back to my house in Darya Ganj (a grueling 30 km drive) rushed to my dining table for the moment of truth.

About Kuchh Nai:
Blended and Bottled in Scotland
40% alcohol by volume
Available in 750ml bottles

Owners: Kuchh Nai Marketing, Lion House, Bridge Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4AB
website www.kuchhnai.com

1.Bottling: Could have been better, but I've learned to look beyond the bottle.
2.Opening Aroma: Creamy, hints of vanilla but not too strong (so far so good J)
3.First Glass - without water: Quite confused, the hints of vanilla and caramel disappeared as fast as they came, sweet but short after taste, the spirit is overwhelming.
4.Second Glass - on the rocks: The ice really brings out the flavors in the first few sips, but as they melt the flavors are lost way too soon.
5.Third Glass – a dash of water: Not impressed at all.

Verdict: hmmmm... didn't live up to my expectations (though I had no idea what to expect). Kuchh Nai is one of the strangest whiskey I've had, its confusing, lacks texture and flavor but not very bad at all. If you smoke then I'd suggest you smoke lights with it, regular or strong cigarettes would kill the faint flavors it has to offer. I'd also suggest drinking it on the rocks, 2 rocks max for a 30ml drink any more that that and you would probably want to slap yourself (nobody likes tasteless colored water).

You could probably get better blended scotch/whiskey like Black & White, Dewar and Jameson etc. in the Rs.1000 to 1500 range but I wouldn't go so far as to say that Kuchh Nai is exactly what the name says (Kuchh Nai means - Nothing), it is definitely worth a try, at least 'Once' in your lifetime.

Now getting back to Charles, If you're reading this, come over and lets finish this damn bottle together. I have to give u a piece of my mind!

10 comments:

COCAINE said...

if it had not been for me you would not have been able to reach the daym gurgaon thekka in the first place ..... !!!!

zakk_kima said...

Shut up ;-p

Anonymous said...

That was a very interesting piece of writing. Also great description of the whiskey!
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Interesting read! Armature?!

pachi said...

Hi there, never have any scotch or premium whisky with ice, ice is cool but it melts and makes the drink fussy and diluted. Plus it over chills the drink, subduing (hiding) the real flavours. It should be always had with chill rocks.....chk it out, it gives the right amount of chill without diluting the drink, and you really taste all the flavours....for more details of chill rocks you can contact me at prasanna.john@earthita.com

pachi said...

Hi there, never have any scotch or premium whisky with ice, ice is cool but it melts and makes the drink fussy and diluted. Plus it over chills the drink, subduing (hiding) the real flavours. It should be always had with chill rocks.....chk it out, it gives the right amount of chill without diluting the drink, and you really taste all the flavours....for more details of chill rocks you can contact me at prasanna.john@earthita.com

solewanderer.. said...

ZAkk if you can tell mE where can I get it .... I'll be sooooooo grateful .....

Anonymous said...

You moron Jameson isn't a scotch.

zakk sangkima said...

@solewanderer i apologize for the late reply. The last time i bought it was from SDA market South Delhi.

zakk sangkima said...

@Anonymous I can understand your anger you must be Irish!