A JOURNEY THROUGH THE
WORLD OF WHISKIES,ONE INSIGHT AT A TIME
The Prime Blue is a vatted malt that’s distilled and bottled in Scotland by Morrison Bowmore and is owned by Japan’s Suntory Group.
16th December 2016
Floral, spices, citrus fruits, caramel.
Hints of oak. Overall quite balanced, warming, and smooth.
Toffee, oaky, and malty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
The Clan Campbell 8 Year Old Scotch whisky has been the most popular premium whiskey in France in recent years. It brings together the best of Scotch grains with a malt base. It is matured in oak casks for eight years. This lends the blend a warm hue, a peaty smokiness and almost creamy smoothness. This blend has 40% AVB and stands out among its contemporaries.
Single malt whisky from Tasmania matured in a single French oak Port cask that's been chopped down to hold just 100 litres! This small cask size increases the speed of interaction between the wood, the liquid and the air, producing a more intense flavour.
Ballantine's Black Malt Scotch Whisky is a blended scotch whisky from Ballantines brand Lowland drink is very rare, but offers the highest quality and consistency. The plethora of flavors derived from oak, vanilla, ripe pear and peach, give make it tantalizing. Bottled at 40% ABV, the aromas of this whisky are in line with its flavors.
Bulleit Straight Rye is a small-batch Rye whiskey that is considered to be a cult-classic among lovers of Rye whiskey. It is produced by the makers of Bulleit Bourbon, and is known to have one of the highest presence of Rye in their mash bill with very little malted barley and no corn.
Early Times is a Kentucky bourbon from the Brown-Forman portfolio. With a high percentage of corn in the blend, Old Reserve is light and sweet with rich caramel notes.
Royal Stag Barrel Select is the premium whisky for the discerning consumer who seeks an evolved taste. This superior blend of imported scotch malts and Indian grain sprits is matured in hand-picked oak barrels to create an inimitable harmony of aroma, flavor, taste and colour.
Firstwatch Imported Whisky is a 100% blend of imported rye and cereal grain whiskies. The base whisky in the blend has been matured for at least 3 years and is exceptionally easy mixing, with a full rye taste. Firstwatch has an intense golden glowing amber colour, a floral aroma with sweet fruitiness and a rich, complex wooded rye flavour. It was awarded gold medals at both IWSC and ISC in 2015.
A Cask Strength Collection bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Imperial distillery (the site of which is now home to the Dalmunach distillery). This was drawn from three hogshead casks which were filled in September 1995 and cracked open in June 2015. 367 bottles were produced, presented at 51.5% ABV.
Chivas Regal 18 belongs to the iconic blended Scotch whisky range from the house of Chivas Regal, one of the world’s oldest and most enduring pioneers in the whisky blending business.
It is part of the brand’s core range of blended Scotch whiskies, and belongs to the super premium category. The Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old is one of the brand’s most coveted expressions, and is the handiwork of legendary Master Blender Colin Scott.
The Macallan 12 Year Old is a single malt Scotch whisky from the Macallan Distillery, one of Speyside’s most successful and respected distilleries. Macallan, along with the far more successful The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, forms the trio of Speyside single malts that dominate worldwide.