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“Whisky Wanderlust” – An exclusive whisky trail to Scotland

During the 9-day trip, club members will take part in distillery tours and exclusive tastings whilst exploring the picturesque landscapes of Scotland.

Bangalore, July 17, 2023 – Single Malt Amateur Club India (SMAC), a leading platform for whisky
enthusiasts, in collaboration with Godawan Artisanal Single Malt from Diageo India and Estuary Premium Blending Water is thrilled to announce “Whisky Wanderlust,” a curated tour of a journey through the picturesque landscapes of Scotland highlighting
some of the best whisky producing distilleries of the region. Starting on August 7th,
SMAC will lead a group of avid whisky enthusiasts on an exploration of Scotland’s famed whisky provinces – covering Speyside, Highlands, Islay, and Campbelltown.

“We are delighted to embark on this exciting journey with our brand partners – Godawan Single Malt and Estuary Water. This tour not only showcases a diverse range of whisky styles but also unveils the complex process behind its production. Whisky appreciation
is a journey with discipline and such tours will engage the enthusiasts with science and sentiment – leading to a lifelong tryst with the spirit for many. We have seen similar success during last year’s whisky trail – Singapore Sling, which marked the club’s
first international whisky tour. Such immersive journeys pave the way for an exciting future and nurture India’s whisky aficionados.

Hemanth Rao, Founder

The club members will visit a total of 23 distilleries ranging from large establishments such as Glenfiddich, Lagavulin, and Caol Ila to boutique family-owned ones such as Glenfarclas and
Springbank. Participants will have the opportunity to witness the whisky-making process first-hand, indulge in warehouse tastings, and create unforgettable memories. Godawan, an award-winning artisanal Single Malt from Rajasthan, India, planning to launch
in the UK soon, has partnered with the club in this initiative to grow whisky appreciation among the whisky enthusiast community. Estuary premium blending water has been an active proponent of curated experiences and has supported numerous whisky competitions
across the globe.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary whisky tour organised by SMAC. Estuary Water is delighted to enhance the whisky enthusiasts’ experience with its distinguished products
formulated to blend with the complexity of single malts and whiskies – giving the most authentic and consistent taste of the spirit. Together, we will create an unforgettable journey that showcases the true essence and flavours of Scotch whisky,”

Devashish Kamdar, Managing Director & Founder, Estuary Blending Water

“As interest in artisanal craft grows, whisky enthusiasts from India will embark on a remarkable journey through Scotland, immersing themselves in the rich heritage and craftsmanship
that Scotch whisky represents. This collaboration between Godawan Single Malt and SMAC highlights our shared commitment to encouraging an appreciation for quality whiskies and supporting the growing whisky community in India. We believe this tour will ignite
a lifelong passion for exceptional whisky experiences,”

Vikram Damodaran, Chief Innovation Officer, Diageo India.

India’s status as the world’s largest consumer of whisky, coupled with its rich history and diverse preferences, sets the stage for a vibrant whisky culture. With the increasing awareness
and exploration by consumers, India’s whisky journey holds great promise. Since its establishment in 2011, SMAC continues to foster this passion through experiences like “Whisky Wanderlust,” marking a significant milestone in its journey. Having engaged over
6000 registered members in their club globally, SMAC serves as a trusted space for amateurs, professionals, and connoisseurs to share their love and knowledge of whisky.

About SMAC

Single Malt Amateurs Club (SMAC) is an exclusive platform for amateurs, professionals, and connoisseurs of whisky to share their knowledge and passion for the drink. Founded
in 2011, SMAC firmly believes that whisky can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. With a primarily Indian membership, the club offers tasting notes and reviews that are relevant to the Indian palate. SMAC also organises whisky tours, tasting sessions,
and master classes, and anything around whisky. In the past, SMAC has partnered with respected names in the whisky space such as Paul John, Amrut, Piccadily Agro, VBev, Diageo India, Beam Suntory India, and Glen Grant to bring to life unique whisky experiences.
As the whisky culture in India continues to develop, SMAC is at the heart of this change. For more information, please visit

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