World Whisky Day on the 15th May is the perfect excuse to try something new, a single malt whisky from India is a great country to start your exciting adventure.
The excellent single malt whiskies produced by Rampur Distillery, which is one of India’s largest and oldest distilleries, has a unique distilling location at the foothills of the Himalayan mountains which exposes the whiskies to polar opposite climate conditions throughout the year, with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur Whiskies an added dimension and depth. Indian whisky matures significantly more quickly than other whiskies, such as Scotch and Irish Whisky.
Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky
For the first time in history, a single malt whisky matured in American Bourbon Barrels has been carefully finished in Indian Cabernet Sauvignon casks, making this a must for whisky collectors. The combination of Rampur’s unique distillation and maturation process sees Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture. Rampur Asava is non-chill filtered and bottled at 45% ABV, resulting in a ground-breaking expression with perfect balance. Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky: RRP: £68.95. ABV: 45% Available from thewhiskyexchange.com
Rampur Indian Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky
Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is a hand-crafted single malt whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik. Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, the malt matures for two-thirds of its life in handpicked American Bourbon Barrels and a third in European Oak Sherry Casks at India’s largest distillery and is then non-chill-filtered and bottled at 45%. The combination of Rampur’s unique distilling and the double cask maturation process, sees this luxury Single Malt taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture.
Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak compliment the full-bodied aroma of tropical fruits, smooth malty tones and oaky notes whilst rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spiced tonality from the European oak add to the depth of flavour.
With rich heritage and over 75 years of distillation expertise, Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky is worth celebrating on World Whisky Day.