The Best 25-Year-Old Whiskies in India: Our Verdict

Despite some arguments about age-statements and their validity in recent years, age-statements do matter especially when you are considering liquors in the ultra-premium category. Whisky expressions, aged 25 years or older, definitely fall in this category. In this post, we review the five best 25-Year-Old whiskies Indian whisky connoisseurs can try out.

The Glenlivet 25-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Setting the benchmark for ultra-premium whiskies in India, we have The Glenlivet XXV. With its original new fruity and floral character, The Glenlivet XXV faithfully retains the skill and judgement of the craftsmen involved in making this premium whisky. After years of careful maturation, the final finish in rare ex-sherry casks yields a sublime whisky of powerful yet elegant character.

Talisker 25-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Made by the sea since 1830, the intense character of Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky comes from the freshwater drawn from underground springs next to the distillery. Sweet to start, Talisker 25-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky develops to dry, toasty notes with white pepper and chilies. Its unusual ABV of 45.8%, also sets Talisker apart from other malts.

Glenmorangie Quarter Century Whisky

The expression is the rarest and oldest member of the Glenmorangie family. Complex, full-bodied, and bursting with deep flavors, the Glenmorangie 25-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is notable for its class and intensity. The dram is matured in American white oak, Oloroso sherry and French Burgundy casks before its blended back together in exact quantities.

Chivas Regal 25-Year-Old Scotch Whisky

Chivas Regal has long held the mantle of ultra-premium blended scotch whiskies. In fact, Chivas Regal is the original ultra-premium blended Scotch. Chivas Regal 25-Year-Old Scotch Whisky embodies that legacy with its enticing fruity aromas of sweet orange and peach, and notes of marzipan and nuts. Hints of rich milk chocolate, orange and a fondant creaminess further enhance the smooth, rounded and luxuriously long finish.

Dewar’s The Signature Blended Scotch Whisky

A premium blended Scotch, the Dewar’s 25-Years-Old The Signature comes from specially selected casks and matured for an additional period. The process pioneered by Dewar’s is known as double-aging, which adds enriching depth and smoothness. Furthering the refinement, the new 25-year-old expression from Dewar’s is filled into freshly disgorged Royal Brackla casks for an exotic finish.

So, ready yourself, and your wallet, for some premium whisky experience when you next visit a duty-free liquor shop.


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