Diane’s aunt took us to her business friends. Their gang was a cluster of 6 to 7 persons including a European couple.
“Ladies and Gentlemen! Meet my little niece, my pretty Diane, and her friend,” she announced to her friends.
“Oh it’s our dancing girl, how are you dear?”, an elegant woman, who was sitting amidst the group said.
I couldn't believe my eyes. It was the yesteryear actress, who was known by the screen name Subhadra Devi. She was holding a Black Dog Scotch glass, just like everyone in the group.
“I am fine Subhadra auntie, how are you?” Diane replied. “You look the same since I met you last time, four years back.”
“This is a coincidence, Madame”, I said addressing the actress, “that a celebrity like you are all here to unwind and relax in the company of a beautiful bottle of Scotch in India. I and Diane from today morning were talking about the luxury and relief that it gives us.”
“Black Dog Scotch, is surely the most luxurious Scotch in India, and is one of the world’s finest Scotch whisky”, taking gently a sip from the bubbling amber light Black Dog Scotch glass, the actress said.
“Here a peg for you to relish”, offering one glass of Scotch for me and Diane each, Subhadra Devi said, with a smile of elegance, that we used to see on the screen.
The actress continued, “you called me a celebrity. You know what? The Black Dog Centenary is known as the Celebrities Scotch, at least among a circle of my friends.”
I looked Diane, we both took the first sip. I felt its aroma, a mixed fragrance of matured wood, toasted malt, and mild honey sweetness. It’s refreshing capacity, re-energizing smoothness, and the invigorating aroma; it all stirred my emotions and stimulated my thoughts.
Diane was also savoring the Black Dog Scotch, very softly, passing brief glances at me, and gifting me beautiful smiles occasionally.
(To be continued!)
Part of a series prepared for Ginger Claps Blogging experience.