Whiskey is just like liquid sunshine. A good pour of whisky is actually an art. India is home to many global distilleries in fact out of 25, 13 of the bestselling whiskey brands in the world are Indian. Well there is in fact no such thing as a bad whiskey but there are some whiskies which are better than the others.
Here are top 4 Whiskey brands from India that you must try:
Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whiskey
This whiskey was Jim Murray’s third finest whiskey in the world in 2010. The Amrut fusion malt is crafted in Bengaluru by Amrut Distilleries. It is a true fusion of barley from India and Scotland, having a rich and fruity taste. The whiskey is created from 75% unpeated Indian barley and 25% unpeated Scottish barley. The older the whiskey, the better the taste; this whiskey is aged for four years and then fused together for three months further.
Peter Scot Black
This single malt whiskey is made by the House of Khoday of Bengaluru. The Peter Scot black is priced at Rs. 4,300 for a 750 ml bottle. The Peter Scot has an amber gold appearance with a taste of orange, nuts, toasted almonds and a hint of spices.
This golden-brown whiskey is blended with rich quality grains. This whiskey is especially liked by the ones who prefer a stronger drink with a potent buzz. This whisky was the first brand in the liquor industry to make it to the LIMCA book of records for selling one million cases in the first year of its launch. The 8PM is slightly sweet with a hint of frutiness in the palate.
Solan no. 1
The Solan No 1 is crafted in the Kasauli brewery in Himachal Pradesh. This distillery is located in the Himalayan Highlands at an elevation of 6,000 ft. The Solan No 1 is golden amber and has a hint of caramel and orange. The initial nose is honeyed with a mixture of sweet malt and butterscotch. The Solan No. 1 is also rounded with flavours of vanilla, almond and hints of tobacco.