Indian Whisky

Indian Whisky

India is ostensibly a huge whisky-drinking nation – the biggest of them all if you look at the bare consumption figures – but nearly all the domestic ‘whisky’ produced here is dominated by molasses-derived spirit (and therefore, according to EU legislation, not whisky at all).

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Indian Whisky

Indian Whisky

But there are honourable exceptions – most famously Amrut, launched not in India but in Glasgow in 2004. Since then, the company has evolved its techniques and developed an experimental streak, especially in the field of cask maturation.


And now there is the much talked-about range of Paul John Distillers single malt whiskies, from single-cask offerings to the unpeated Brilliance and part-peated Edited. In both cases – Amrut and Paul John – these whiskies are early-maturing, thanks to tropical climatic conditions which accelerate the maturation process.

Amrut produced India's first-ever single malt whiskyAmrut produced India's first-ever single malt whisky

Did you know?

  • Eight of the top 10 bestselling whiskies in the world are Indian
  • India’s climate means more water evaporates during maturation than in Scotland so the abv rises
  • Indian whisky sold outside the EU is usually made mainly of molasses (like rum!)

Typical Character and Style of Indian Whisky

  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Honey Honey
  • Oak Oak
  • Toast Toast

The Indian Whisky region

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