From the house of United Spirits Ltd., Antiquity Blue is a blended whisky that has enjoyed a considerable amount of success in India. It is a blend of Indian and imported Scotch malts with grain spirits, and belongs to the super premium category in the Indian market.
The Antiquity Blue brand was first introduced in India in 1992, and is an important brand for the Diageo Group owned United Spirits portfolio in the Indian market. The brand was first launched by Shaw Wallace before it became a part of United Spirits Ltd.
Antiquity Blue is produced by mixing imported grain whiskies sourced from Cameronbridge, Scotland and blended with Indian malts and grain spirits.
Although blessed with a smooth palate, Antiquity Blue has had a considerable number of divide among loyalists and critics regarding its Nose, and ‘acetone’ taste. Like many Indian whiskies belonging to the affordable price segment, Antiquity Blue is not preferred to be consumed neat. Here are a few creative and delicious ways for Antiquity Blue lovers to drink their favourite whisky.
Water has been the most preferred mixer for whisky in India, and even abroad. For stronger whiskies, water acts as the perfect accompaniment, and helps unlock flavours of the drink.
For people who love to add a bit of fizziness to their drink without any added flavours from cola, or other soft drinks, the best possible option is drinking Antiquity Blue with soda.
With Ginger Ale
Ginger Ale is internationally loved as a suitable candidate to add a bit of delightful flavour to many alcoholic beverages, including whisky. Adding some ginger ale to your Antiquity Blue is an interesting choice.
With Lemon Juice and Sugar
This delicious recipe is known as the Whisky Sour, and is one of the world’s most popular whisky cocktails. All you need to do is mix the whisky with some sugar and ice, pour it into a glass full of ice and then add lemon juice. Enjoy!
Perhaps the most popular whisky mixer for every amateur whisky drinker in India, cola is an interesting choice to add to your whisky. Depending on your preference, adding some cola to your Antiquity Blue can really take things up a notch.
These are the simplest, and the most popular mixers you can use to make up new creative ways of drinking Antiquity Blue. Cheers!
Antiquity Blue is one of the most popular whisky brands in India. It is considered by many whisky lovers to be better than most other Indian whisky brands. However, most people often question how to drink Antiquity Blue, or in order words, ‘what is the best way to consume this luxurious drink’?
To answer that, here are some tips on how to drink Antiquity Blue.
Antiquity Blue whisky has flavours ranging from peat, wood, malt, smoke, caramel, honey and fruit. The ideal peg for this drink should be 60ml and it’s recommended that you dilute it with 15-20ml of cold water – to reduce the harshness of alcohol. Avoid adding ice cubes to your Antiquity Blue peg as it’ll make the drink bitter and harsh on your throat. Make sure to smell it twice before you drink to catch the aroma of a variety of flavours. After taking a sip, swirl it around your mouth to identify the unique aspects of this drink. Look for any similarities between the smell and taste. For the ‘finish’ part, slowly gulp down the drink and savour the aftertaste.
The ideal accompaniments for this drink are roasted/salted peanuts, kabuli-channa, rajmah or any Indian daal. It’s recommended to not drink more than 3 pegs per day.
Since now you know how to drink Antiquity Blue Whisky, you might wonder how much those Antiquity Blue Whisky cost?
Price of Antiquity Blue Whisky varies from state to state across the country. Antiquity Blue Whisky price in Mumbai will be different than the Antiquity Blue Whisky price in Delhi or Price in Bangalore