Radico Khaitan’s Rampur has launched a new expression: Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky.
Launched with great success at the recent Whisky Show in London it is now available online, exclusively from The Whisky Exchange.
Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is a hand crafted single malt whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik, who brings his decades of experience and expertise to the creation of this fine Double Cask Single Malt.
Produced in India’s oldest distillery, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this super premium whisky combines tradition with innovation.
Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, the malt matures for two-thirds of its life in handpicked American Bourbon Barrels and a third in European Oak Sherry Casks at India’s largest distillery and is then non-chill-filtered and bottled at 45%.
The combination of Rampur’s unique distilling and the double cask maturation process, sees this luxury Single Malt taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture.
Rampur’s distillation expertise sees the launch of this Double Cask Single Malt next to its signature Single Malt as well as it’s limited edition PX Sherry finished Single Malt.
Rampur’s Whiskies are a touch of understated luxury and the Double Cask is no different. It is presented in an embossed sand and copper drum, reflecting the brand’s heritage.
Not only did the team launch the new Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky but they also sold all of the UK allocation of Rampur Signature Reserve priced at £900 a bottle, which was also one of the Dream Drams at the event.
This limited edition single malt whisky, only 400 bottles are available worldwide, is the oldest Indian Single Malt Whisky in the world. Four unique American Standard Oak Barrels were handpicked and reserved by the Master Distiller Anup Barik and were aged for an extended period of time before being transferred into a specially selected PX Sherry Butt from Jerez, Spain for the final years of maturation.
ABV at cask strength: 43.9% for a 70cl bottle
Tasting Notes: Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky
Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak compliment the full-bodied aroma whilst rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spiced tonality from the European oak add to the depth of flavour.
Nose: Full bodied aroma of tropical fruits, smoothly malty tones and oaky notes from double oak-wood barrels create vivid flavours.
Palate: Sensual elegance of sweet fruits riding on rich sherry
Finish: Tantalisingly long, lingering and generous.
Rampur Single Malt Double Cask Indian Whisky is owned by Radico Khaitan. Radico Khaitan was established in 1943 and is the largest Indian beverage alcohol company and also one of the oldest whisky distillers in India — where they have been distilling whisky for over 25 years — with a reputation for quality and innovation.
Three of its distilleries are based in Uttar Pradesh in the foothills of the Himalayas, where all of Rampur’s Whiskies are distilled, matured and bottled.
Master Blender, Anup Barik, was born into a family of blenders bringing decades of expertise. His skill and love of blending fine whisky is evident in every bottle of Rampur Whisky.
Rampur is named after the princely India state known for its rich heritage and royal traditions.