Irish whiskeys have witnessed an increased proliferation in Asia in recent years, especially in India where they were recently granted a Geographical Indication (GI) status. The consumption of Irish whiskey in India has increased to over 34,000 cases annually and the number is only expected to grow further.
The Indian whisky drinker has definitely developed a taste for Irish whiskeys such as Jameson, Bushmills, Tullamore D.E.W. and other Irish whiskey brands. They are renowned for their smoothness, owing to the triple-distillation method followed by Irish distillers. The light, refreshing character of Irish whiskey makes them enjoyable not only to the recreational whiskey drinker, but also the seasoned veteran whose whiskey palate has travelled all over the world.
Irish whiskeys, unlike most expensive, imported whiskey brands are flexible when it comes to pricing. There isn’t a need to expend a considerable amount of money to enjoy a bottle of fine Irish whiskey. We are bringing together a list of the best Irish whiskey brands available in India under the 5000 INR range, allowing you to broaden the horizons of your whiskey voyage with relative ease.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
For years Irish whiskeys were known for their smoothness, and ability to blend in marvellously with cocktails and mixers. They weren’t exactly known for being super flavourful and packed with decadent aromas but the arrival of this Jameson changed the conversation.
What has always been the advantage for the world’s bestselling Irish whiskey was its impeccable quality and pricing. With the Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, they haven’t lost that advantage but have gained even more! Smooth as can be, infused with flavours of creamy butterscotch, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and caramelized Oak, the Stout Edition is a landmark achievement. Aged in ex-Stout beer barrels from the Franciscan Well Brewery, this Jameson whiskey is priced as a steal for under 5000 INR in India.
Tullamore D.E.W. Original
A robust blended Irish whiskey that has always remained consistent with their quality and great taste. Tullamore D.E.W. is named such after their founder, Daniel. E. Williams, General Manager and later the owner of the distillery who revived and ran the company for many years.
Tullamore D.E.W. Original is the standard expression from the brand’s core range that also includes single malts and pot still whiskeys. The Original though is a blend of pot still, malt and grain whiskeys matured in two different types of barrels, ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry. The result is a smooth, creamy Irish whiskey with flavours of ripe fruit, vanilla and caramel. A very good choice of Irish whiskey in India for a price that’s under 5000 INR.
Bushmills Black Bush
The Bushmills distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Ireland, and have been distilling whiskey for centuries. All the experience and expertise racked up over the years has led to the creation of many of their recent releases, from which, the Bushmills Black Bush stands out most prominently.
The Bushmills Black is an exceptional blended Irish whiskey with a higher proportion of malt whiskeys, married with grain whiskeys and matured in Oloroso Sherry barrels. There is a lot of Sherry influence on this whiskey, and all the sweet and spicy goodness is present in the Bushmills Black Bush. In addition, there’s hints of smoke, ripened fruits and citrus to round off a very pleasant drinking experience. The Black Bush falls under the 5000 INR range in India, and makes for a reasonable and great purchase.
The Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, Tullamore D.E.W. and the Bushmills Black Bush round off our list of the best Irish whiskey brands available in India under 5000 INR. There aren’t many Irish whiskey brands plying their trade in this price range, but there are a few more options to choose from. Check out our list of the best Irish whiskey brands under 3000 INR for some more incredible and reasonably priced bottles of Irish goodness.