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04 March 2013

Won a contest

Rishi’s latest case was giving him a lot of fun. It was taking him to places he had never imagined nor ever dreamt of either. Earlier his subjects had dragged him into art galleries, museums and what not. But the latest subject was different. He was interested in not just the run of the mill art galleries etc., but also had an itch to know more about brewing scotch. Blame it on the social media group he was a part of.
Rishi had found himself getting actively involved in all the contests and conversations that his subject engaged himself in. He loved the fun of participating in the contests. Whether he won or not was a different story, but he made sure he was at the right place at the right time. This last contest had been held to get the social media more interested in the art and history of scotches. Rishi would never have let this chance go by. Whether his case had taken him there or not.
The entire entourage had been asked to assemble at a well known public place in the middle of the city. They group was then planned to be taken to the brewery where the entire process would be explained to them by a master Blender. The company that had organised the contest had kept the entire thing a secret about where they would be visiting and which brand’s brewery they would be visiting. Rishi’s joy knew no bounds when he saw the bus stop at the Black Dog’s brewery!
He always wanted to know what the process of making one of the world’s finest scotch was. After all, it was his favourite too. The master Blender started off with clearing the basic perception that everyone had. Black Dog was not named after a black canine! Everyone had thought it was named after the canine! So much for general knowledge. He went on to say that the birth of the great Scotch Whisky took place over 125 years ago when James MacKinlay of the second generation of the Leith Scotch Whisky blending family launched the masterful whisky by the name of Millard Black Dog. It is said that in the year 1883 Walter Millard, a Scot from the British East India Company came searching for the perfect Scotch and eventually discovered the great taste of this whisky in these misty shores of Scotland. Being a keen angler, 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.
A spell bound Rishi was for a minute taken aback when his subject briefly went out of sight. However, things were back great when he returned just a minute later. The master Blender also gave tasting notes and let the group know how one was to taste the scotch and the qualities of each type of Black Dog Scotch that was available in the market.

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