A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
An update on the show’s Facebook page read: “Due to licensing issues, the India Bar Show has been postponed till further notice. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.”
Show creator, Douglas Ankrah, was contacted by Drinks International about the show’s cancellation, but at the time of publishing (Thursday October 25), he had not responded.
Nick Andrews, director of glassware company Urban Bar, said: "It should have been pulled a few weeks ago at least. An Indian show is possible and, [if] well managed, could be really good for the market.
"It is a pain for us even though we were coming to India for other business. We would not have two empty days and potential lost costs and expenses. We would also have chosen another time to come."