Indian whisky reigns supreme over other whiskeys in the domestic market. Most of the whiskey labeled as Indian whisky is distilled from fermented molasses and blended from neutral spirits. According to EU legislation, most Indian whisky does not qualify as whiskey owing to the use of molasses and neutral alcohol. However, there are outstanding Indian whiskies that are of great quality and loved by whisky lovers.
Amrut Distilleries pioneered malted grains whisky production in India in 1982. In addition to molasses, the distillery sourced barley from Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan farmers to blended malt whisky. The company distilled first the single malt whiskey. However, by this time, India had no culture of consuming single malts, and Amrut distiller blended the single malt whiskey with alcohol distilled from sugarcane to produce MaQintosh Premium Whisky. In 2004 Amrut Distilleries launched the first single malt whisky made in India. The Amrut single malt whisky production was inspired by the availability of malt that was aging far in excess of what was required for the distillery medium-range Prestige Malt Whisky. The company has continued to improve and has evolved its techniques, especially in the cask maturation field. Today apart from the famous Amrut whisky brands, we have other popular Indian whiskeys such as Paul John single malt whiskies.
Indian whiskeys are generally fruity, malty youthful, and enjoyable. India’s tropical climatic conditions proffer a rapid maturation. Thus, Indian whiskeys tend to be much younger than scotch whiskies. Buy Indian whisky online on your number one whisky shop in Kenya- drinks zone and enjoy the best rates plus free home whiskey delivery. Cheers and have fun!