India is the land of colours, spices, and now, whisky! Ever thought about Indian whiskies? Well, they’re redefining how we see whisky globally and the nation has a long tradition of making this liquid gold we love much. From the plains surrounding Bengaluru to the foothills of the Himalayas and the Goan coastline, whisky is produced throughout the country. Each brand uses the local environment and water to create a unique product.

1. Indri Trini

This international award-winning whiskey from Haryana’s Indri village matures in three barrels – ex-bourbon, ex-French wine, and PX sherry casks. With flavours of black tea, caramelised pineapples and raisins this one’s must-try.

2. Crazy Cock

From the distillery in the quaint village of Aswa on the western coast of Maharashtra, Crazy Cock emerges as South Seas Distilleries & Breweries’ first single malt. Offering two versions – Rare Aged in Oak Casks and Dhua – it’s beautiful mix of floral, honey, chocolate, and spicy notes.

3. Woodburns Contemporary Whisky

Goa’s Woodburns Contemporary Whisky is a smoky, peaty delight aged in handcrafted oak barrels. It also has a lovely hint of dark chocolate with a sweet aftertaste.

4. Amrut

Amrut shines with a diverse selection of single malts. The Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is a true OG with smoky liquorice, bourbon, molasses, and creamy toffee notes.

5. GianChand

Distilled in the cool climes of Jammu, GianChand Single Malt Whisky pays homage to its founder. Mellow and well-rounded, it presents pineapple drop candy sweetness with hints of peat and dry oak.

6. Kamet

Inspired by Mount Kamet in Uttarakhand Kamet Single Malt draws from its surroundings, offering vinous fruitiness, caramel, dark chocolate, and raisin notes.

7. Rampur Distillery

Rampur Distillery produces a range of whiskies, with Rampur Select leading the pack. Fruity, floral, and creamy, it’s a gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

8. Cotombi Reserve

Inspired by the tiny village of Cotombi in Goa, this whisky is all about the art of using charred barrels from bourbon production. Infused with charred coconut shells, vanilla, and oak chips, it has a rich flavour with subtle sweetness.

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