Greedy angels are not cheap. Between $ 480 and $ 1100. To be exact.
The thought of Indian whiskey once gave even the most unrecognizable chill. Now the price does. Bangalore is far from Islay. But Amrut changed the way we think about Indian-made whiskey. India whiskey was super premium.
Solan No. 1 was the first single malt whiskey from Amrut Distilleries. Amrita means “drink of the gods”.
Amrut Distilleries Ltd. was founded in 1948 in Karnataka by JN Radhakrishna Rao Jagdale and initially produced IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor). The current main distillery in Kambipura was built in 1987. The first whiskey, “MaQuinosh Premium”, was mixed with sugar cane. Amrut only matured their malts for a year before discovering that whiskey in India matures faster in hot weather than in Europe and the US. Because of evaporation, the proportion of “angels” in India was ten percent higher than in Scotland, where the annual evaporation loss is around 2%.
Surinder Kumar, Master Blender at Amrut Distilleries, estimates that one year of barrel aging in India is three years of aging in Scotland. And maybe with a better flavor profile. Amrut single malt whiskey was introduced in Glasgow in 2004 and North America six years later.
Amrut uses barley from Rajasthan, Haryana and the Punjab regions and imports peat barley from Scotland. Amrut ended up using his own brandy and rum barrels. An Amrut whiskey usually matures for four and a half years.
Amrut Greedy Angels was a limited edition 50% ABV, 8 year old single malt whiskey that was released in April 2013. Amrut Distilleries claims it is the oldest Indian whiskey ever made. Its name is derived from the term angel’s share, the portion of whiskey that is lost during maturation. Greedy Angels celebrated the 60th birthday of the chairman of Amrut Distilleries and MD Neelakanta Jagdale. A ten year old in 2019 is now $ 940
your The Fusion Indian Single Malt, introduced in 2009, is still very much valued and admired. The name is derived from the fusion of Indian barley and Scottish peat malt. Naaringi has been kept in a combination of Oloroso sherry, aged wine and orange peel for three years. It costs around $ 170 per bottle.
The days of Jolly Rodger, Old Monk, Contessa and Hercules whiskey – once made exclusively for the military and sold in the Bombay canteen – are not quite over yet. And such as “Royal Challenge”, “Black Dog”, “Royal Stag”, “Officer’s Choice”, “Knockout”, “Imperial” and “Antiquity Blue Ultimate” are still popular. MacDowell’s is the oldest surviving brand, named after the man who opened a distillery in 1898. For many, Indian whiskey has long been the elixir of life.
But Indian whiskey, thanks to Amrut – as well as “Rampur” (some of which can bring in as much as £ 900) and Goa’s “Peter John” – has moved from the bar Saatis on the side street to the gentlemen’s clubs, top hotels and restaurants and the fanciest Bars in the world. It’s high quality stuff. Do not be afraid of it. Or the price.
Rampur’s range of single malts was distilled in traditional copper stills in India’s oldest distillery from 1943 and is known worldwide for the quality of their liquid. In 2019 the brand added Rampur Double Cask to its range and has since received numerous awards. Last year it was awarded a gold medal at the Fifty Best World Whiskey Awards.
: The characteristic aroma of all Rampur Indian single malt expressions is lychee and a delicate touch of rose petals. This will be the first callback when you sniff at Rampur Double Cask.
The Rampur distillery is located in Uttar Pradesh at the foot of the Himalayas.
“Every whiskey is the manifestation of the climatic conditions and the geographical conditions to which it belongs. We have the privilege of being in Northern India at the foot of the Himalayas. . Rampur is not about drinking. It’s all about the experience. ”