Top 4 Super Premium Whisky Brands in India

India is the largest consumer of whisky and other forms of liquor. So, it's natural that every major brand has a presence in the Indian whisky market. Although dominated by the value and deluxe whisky segment, the demand for premium and luxury whiskies has been growing steadily in India. With more disposable income in hand, young Indians are moving beyond the traditionally consumed whiskies such as Blenders Pride and Royal Stag.

In today's post, we share the top four super-premium whiskies that are making a mark among regular whisky aficionados. However, do note that the whisky prices mentioned in the article refer to Delhi NCR.

Teachers 50

Released in 1997 to mark 50 years of India's independence, this expression has gathered a veritable fan following across the country. Teachers 50 is a blended Scotch whisky with 50% scotch malt and 50% grain whisky. An aromatic presence, refined flavor and a smooth finish make the whisky an ideal pick for regular consumers.

Price: 2030 for 750 ml

Jack Daniel's Old No. 7

Jack Daniel's is among the top-selling whiskies in the world and as such, it has a loyal fan base in India. In addition, the brand is instantly recognizable among Tennessee whisky lovers. Jack Daniel's Old Time No.7 is a straight bourbon and one of the brand's flagship products in the country. Its distinctive flavor comes from the charcoal mellowing process, which adds a quick sweet finish to the notes of caramel, oak, spice, walnuts and white pepper.

Price: 2700 for 750 ml

Jameson Irish Whiskey

If you are looking for an Irish whiskey in India, Jameson is the brand to pick. Winner of multiple awards, Jameson is by far the bestselling Irish whiskey in the world. To date, the dram is distilled using the original formula using malted and un-malted barley. The crisp taste of this Irish expression has stood the test of time, offering hints of vanilla and cream with freshly cut grass. Jameson casks are aged for a minimum of 4 years, and the spirit is triple distilled, giving it the smooth and versatile profile adored by whisky lovers.

Price: 1790 for 750 ml

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Simply referred to as Red Label, this super-premium blended Scotch whisky from Johnnie Walker is fast becoming the go-to expression for the urban crowds. The rich, aromatic nose of heather honey with mixed peels and rum spice makes the Red Label a unique product in its category. The palate offers notes of aniseed, butterscotch, cedarwood, Christmas cake and oak before giving you a long smoky finish.

Price: 1410 for 750 ml

Ready to pick up one of these drams? Find one from online liquor delivery shops to limit moving about during the pandemic. Stay safe and drink responsibly. Adieu.