Looking to impress your groom-to-be this Christmas? Why not try one of these two excellent whiskies from Rampur Distillery, India’s largest and oldest distillery dating back to 1943, in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The unusual distilling location exposes the whiskies to polar opposite climate conditions throughout the year, with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur Whiskies an added dimension and depth. Indian whisky matures significantly more quickly than other whiskies, such as Scotch and Irish Whisky.
The Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky is distilled in traditional copper pot stills, matured at the distillery and then non-chill-filtered and bottled at 43%. It's smooth, with a mellow taste with a long-lasting finish. It is distinctively malty, with creamy vanilla taste with hints of apricot, apple and sweet and wine-like finish.
Launched in the UK in October, Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is a hand-crafted single malt whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik. Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak complement the full-bodied aroma whilst rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spiced tonality from the European oak add to the depth of flavour.
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