An honest-to-goodness blended Scotch whisky, Dunfife combines the quality that comes with maturity with a low price point to secure the best-value purchase slot.
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Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dalmore 12yr Malt Scotch
"The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavours, is recognised as a whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzie’s original masterpiece and stood apart from the norm of the day. At a time when it was standard practise to mature whisky for no more than 6 years, Andrew Mackenzie demonstrated his pioneering character by doubling the maturation period. His boldness truly paid off, The Dalmore 12 year old still stands apart as an exceptional whisky today, as it did then. Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to exclusive 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.
Red Knight Whisky
Red Knight is a brand of Indian Blended Malt Scotch whisky, manufactured by the Indian conglomerate Khoday India Limited (KIL) and first launched in 1967. It is produced at the company's Bangalore facility. It is famous for its hourglass-shaped bottled along with the phrase "Red Knight finest blended malt whisky" stamped into the package in bold curved style. Initially, Red Knight was available only in North India. It was launched in the South Indian market in November 2007. Red Knight is also exported to overseas markets of Italy and Canada. The success of Red Knight whisky in North India is mainly because of the introduction of a smoother taste and new captivating packaging. The whisky has been blended afresh, keeping in mind the connoisseur’s taste. This vibrant packaging is also priced just perfect for the discerning whisky lover. The introduction of the new Red Knight whisky marks a turning point in the growth of the IMFL market. The enhanced taste and pricing make it a popular one certainly.
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Clontarf is now made using whiskey that has been triple distilled with their malt whiskey coming from County Antrim and grain whiskey for blending coming from County Cork.
"Haig whisky is steeped in history since it was first distilled by John Haig in the old Cameronbridge Distillery Scotland in 1824. From these humble beginnings, Haig Whisky quickly rose to become one of the most successful and popular Scotch whiskies in the world before falling into decline some 30 years ago as it left the Haig family ownership and was passed through a series of multinational drinks companies. The distillery meanwhile went from strength to strength and now in the ownership of Diageo is one of the largest distilleries in Europe. Haig Dimple Pinch is the US version of Haig Dimple , also named after the unique shape of the bottle. Haig Pinch and Dimple are the upmarket brothers of Haig Gold blended whisky but with an age statement of 15 years and a heavier malt influence of whiskies from Glenkinchie and Linkwood. Haig Pinch was a Haig Whisky product for the American market and was bottled at the slightly higher strength of 43% ABV."
McDowells No. 1 Platinum
McDowell's No 1 Platinum, the premium grain based whisky from United Spirits, has sold over 30 million bottles in its maiden year. In the Indian alcobev industry or even globally - this is a record of sorts. Launched in March 2010, McDowell's No 1 Platinum is a runaway success with its 100% premium grain based blend developed by the Scottish master blender, Richard Paterson and global packaging innovation and first of its kind beveled mono carton. McDowell's No 1 Platinum's millionaire achievement takes the tally of millionaire brands in the United Spirits portfolio to 21.
Scottish Leader 12yr Scotch
A very smooth blended Scotch with a distinct honey flavour. In 1997 it won the International Spirits Challenge.
House of Lords Scotch
Bottled for the House of Lords, this A soft, fruity blend from Gordon & MacPhail, one of Scotland’s oldest and most respected independent whisky bottlers. This whisky is normally only available to visitors to London's Houses of Parliament, so this is a rare chance to enjoy a dram reserved for the select few.
Teacher's 50 Scotch Whisky
Created to celebrate India’s 50 years of independence, Teacher’s 50 is a premium 12 year old Scotch Whisky. Specially selected Ardmore malt, blended with grain whisky and aged for at least 12 years makes Teacher’s 50 smooth and mellow. You can taste this quality and you can see it in the golden glow of the liquid. We call it ‘The light of Scotland.’
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Another reliable release from Jim Beam, which according to the company, has been distilled in a pre-Prohibition style. As most Rye whiskeys, this one isn’t afraid to make its presence known on your taste buds. Rye whiskeys have notoriously been considered as a whiskey thatis ‘not for everyone’, and the Jim Beam Rye falls comfortably under that description. For the ones who love it, there could be nothing better but for the ones that don’t like it, they might never really develop an affinity for it.
High Commissioner Scotch
A blend selected from the finest grain and malt whiskies. Flavours of soft fruits, peach, pear and chewy caramel. Sweet and fruit with notes of malted barley. Well balanced and complex with a long smooth warming finish