Blacpower Whisky Tasting Notes
Breath-taking and powerful, it stirs the senses.
Peaty. At once striking and dominating.
Light tones of a rich golden sunset.
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The meaning of the word ‘Amrut’ literally translates to ‘the ‘Elixir of life’, is the first single malt whisky to be ever produced in India. Battling prejudices and finally managing to convince the experienced Scottish consumer that Indian malt could be on par with their Scottish counterpart, Amrut Whisky has come a long way.
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
Single malt whiskies are the poison of choice for many a whisky lover, and for many years, Indian whisky lovers were devoid of a domestic single malt whisky brand that was delivering a product that could match up with some of the most established whisky brand around the world.
Maqintosh Premium Whisky
One of the first experiments with single malt to have been carried out in India, Amrut Distilleries’ MaQintosh Premium Whisky was birthed from Neelakanta Rao Jagdale’s ambition to produce a quality single malt in India.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet with citrus and oak. A creamy vanilla nose features hints of nuts, caramel, orange and light chocolate. Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons. Best served neat or on the rocks. 46.5% alcohol by volume.
After Dark Whisky
After Dark Whisky is a brand of Indian grain whisky distilled and sold under the Radico Khaitan brand name. It is one of the few brands of Indian whisky that is made up of 100% grain whiskies.
Amrut Naarangi Indian Single Malt Whisky
Amrut Naarangi is an Indian single malt released by Amrut Distilleries, makers of the first ever single malt whisky created in the country. The word Naarangi is Hindi for ‘Orange’, and it was chosen to indicate the unique process used to finish this expression.
Mansion House Whisky
From the house of Tilaknagar Industries, Mansion House is a brand of blended Indian whisky. It is a blend of imported Scotch malts, Indian grain and neutral spirits with a slightly higher malt content than usual Indian whiskies.
Caol Ila 12yr Malt Scotch
Caol Ila 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the colour of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes.
Explorers' Club The Spice Road Scotch
Johnnie Walker Explorer’s Club Collection - The Spice Road is a lively, contemporary blend. It recalls the vibrant colours and heady aromas of the spice markets along the ancient trade routes through Persia, India and China - routes taken by agents of John Walker & Sons as they travelled the globe.
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Dewar's White Label Scotch Whisky
A sophisticated whisky that's possesses honey and spicy tones, yet remains light and smoky. Taste the velvetiness that could only come from 40 of Scotland's finest single malts and grain whiskies and over 150 years of bold, Dewar's Scottish tradition.
Islay Mist Scotch
An Islay led blended whisky, tempering the smokiness of the island malts with whisky from the mainland. Islay Mist's story starts with the 21st birthday of the first Lord Margadale, Laird of Islay. A special blend was produced for the occasion and that served as inspiration for Islay Mist.
Seagram '83' Whisky
This whisky is in honour of the original and pours a golden amber colour; the nose is subtle in style with hints of maple syrup and vanilla. The palate is soft and easy-drinking; ideal for cocktails.
Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Classic is a no-age-statement single malt whisky from the King Car Distillery in Taiwan. The Kavalan Classic is a part of the Kavalan branded range of single malt whiskies produced by the distillery.
Clan MacGregor Scotch
Fifteen of the finest malt and grain whiskies from the heart of Scotland have been skilfully blended to create a whisky of exceptional quality. Clan Macgregor Scotch whisky has a delicate, sweet aroma and a smooth, mellow taste – which has won many awards over the years.
Grand MacNish Scotch
GRAND MACNISH ORIGINAL, in continuous production since its birth in 1863, is one of the oldest blended scotches still in the market today. It was the brainchild of Glasgow merchant, Robert McNish, who had a vision to create a lighter, smoother scotch whisky compared to the harsher whiskies of the day. Our Master Blender strives to continue Robert’s proud heritage maintaining Grand Macnish’s unique presentation and distinctive taste.
The highest quality whiskies often come with a heft of age (and price). 12, 15 or even 23 years are not uncommon among the finest of Scotches. In fact, much of their flavour develops while ageing in wooden barrels for long periods of time. Today, innovators have hit upon a technology that brings about the same results achieved from prolonged ageing, but within a far shorter timeframe. Simply put, the wood from the barrels contain catalysts which convert acids into esters and break down the polymers in the wood. As a result, a mixture of tannins and sugars are released, and coupled with further concentration by the evaporated angel’s share, the final product is formed. The new technology, which uses ultrasonic waves, drastically speeds up the process to obtain the effects of decades of ageing in mere days. Whiskies otherwise aged for six years, need only four months to develop the same level of maturity and robustness. Some take only three to four days. Several experts opine that this new method to mature whisky is revolutionary and cost effective. However, purists and connoisseurs claim that although this is a ground-breaking discovery, it is limited in its capabilities. Whiskies aged this way do not yet match up in standard to those that have undergone the original ageing process, and that the distinction is apparent on tasting them. Many rapidly-aged whiskies are just as rich in complexity and flavour as its slow-aged counterparts. However, the practice is yet to catch on and gain acceptance among a majority of distillers.