Rowson's Reserve Whisky
Rowson's Reserve is a brand of Indian whisky, launched on 3 October 2011. It is a blend of Indian grain whisky and aged Scotch whisky. Aged in oak barrels, this whisky has a hint of smoke and brief aromatic notes of dried dates.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Balvenie 12yr Doublewood Malt Scotch
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.
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Sterling Reserve Blend 10
From the house of Allied Blenders and Distilleries, the Sterling Reserve brand of premium blended whiskies were introduced in the Indian market in 2018. Available in two variants, the Sterling Reserve Blend 7, and the Sterling Reserve Blend 10, they are no-age-statement blends of Scottish malts and Indian grain spirits.
Johnnie Walker Platinum 18yr Scotch
The Johnnie Walker 18-Year-Old was earlier known as the Platinum Label, before the same blend was renamed the 18-Year-Old in 2017. It is a blend of fine single malt and grain whiskies with an age-statement of 18 years, making it the oldest Johnnie Walker expression in their core range.
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.
Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
The Nikka Yoichi is a Japanese single malt whisky from the house of Nikka, one of the two great whisky distillers from Japan. It is a no-age-statement whisky, and was relaunched in 2016 owing to its critical and commercial success among whisky enthusiasts.
"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."
Westward American Single Malt
The Westward American Single Malt is American Whiskey with a no age statement from the House Spirits Distillery based in Portland, Oregon. The brewing style of the Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is inspired by the spirit and the art of brewing and the traditions of the Pacific Northwest. The culture of the Oregon region is what also inspired the name.
Old Smuggler Blended Scotch Whisky
Old Smuggler is a brand of blended Scotch whisky, part of the Campari Group, an Italian spirits and alcoholic beverages conglomerate. This is a no-age-statement blended whisky It is one of the most successful brands in smaller South American and European countries of Argentina and Belgium respectively.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky
Monkey Shoulder is one of the few blended malt Scotch whisky brands that are still widely available in a number of countries globally. It carries no-age-statement, and is intended to be a casual-playful whisky from the makers, William Grant & Sons.