A whiskey is a refined form of alcohol. It has many layers of class but the classiest of the lot is single malt. What is single malt? It is a whiskey that is first distilled and is the purest form of alcohol. It is supposed to have a special taste and connoisseurs who have savored whiskey will look for anything further than this.
Single malt whiskey is normally the preserve of Scotland and some famous names like Glenlivet, Glen Morangie, and Glen Grant come to mind. Single malt was not made in India though IMFL( Indian made foreign liquor) is manufactured with some good brands like Peter Scott, Antiquity doing the rounds. Indian companies also collaborate with Scotland based companies and bottle lower range of scotch whiskey like 100 pipers, Black dog, Old Smuggler, Vat 60 etc.and Indian made lower end scotch being the fare. 강남풀싸롱
An Indian Single Malt
There has been a change and an Indian single malt has been marketed. I first saw a bottle in a wine shop in Abu Dhabi and the shop owner told me to try it, as it was good whiskey. The bottle was prominently displayed and looked inviting. I bought it more for the look of the bottle than anything else. I was also curious how an Indian-made whiskey would tase in comparison to other well-known brands like Glen Livet
It is manufactured by Amrut distilleries of Bangalore and is the priciest Indian brand. Titled “Amrut Fusion” the whiskey is certainly a rival to single malt brands from Scotland. Not many in India have as yet savored the brand as it was first exported. Now, this brand is available and the top end bars and shops stock it. This brand is also available at the elite “Rays bar” in Abu Dhabi and many foreigners have liked the taste of the whiskey, which is mild and does not rush to the head. Its a whiskey to be savored in good company preferably with a young woman.
The taste of the whiskey is ‘smooth’. The brand has won many awards during the last decade. Sometimes I wonder how I didn’t know about this brand till very recently! But I tasted it the first time in Abu Dhabi and if I do not have a Glenmorangie, I will savor the ‘Fusion’ made by Amrut. The whiskey is not entirely an Indian innovation as experts from Scotland are contracted to give technical advice.