Rampur Single Malt Whisky - October 2016
Rampur Single Malt Whisky
A new whisky from an ‘old’ distillery – established in 1943.
Rampur Distillery is one of the largest and most efficiently-run distilleries in India.
- Molasses Distillery 75 million litres per annum
- Grain Distillery 30 million litres per annum
- Malt Distillery 460 thousands liters per annum
Produce many Vodka, Brandy and other mixer products
Rampur Single Malt only came out in early 2016. The original Rampur estate was accorded 15 gun salute by British – hence the cannon on the bottle. Lot of Indian heritage and style with the packaging – e.g. gold edges, silk pouch with embroidery. Known as the ‘Kohinoor’ of Single Malts (named after the diamond).
43% ABV – No Age claim – non-chill filtered
Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, matured in first fill bourbon casks and bottled – all at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh.
Due to the distillery's location in the Himalayan foothills the single malt is exposed to polar opposite climate conditions throughout the year, with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur an added dimension and depth.
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Honeyed sweetness, rose-floral, Creamy vanilla, oak spice, raisins, sultanas, baked pears in syrup, underlying sweetness
Taste: Dried fruit, nutmeg & cinnamon, stewed apples, ‘musty & autumnal’, slight peppery
Finish: Long and lingering, the fruitiness fades leaving perfumed parma violet notes, a little bitterness and a little drying oak.
With water: Creamy pepper, slight citrus, woody