Rampur Whisky A British Legacy

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Rampur Whisky A British Legacy

Himalayas has also given birth to the famous Rampur single malt whisky which was recently adjudged as the World’s Best Whiskey at the John Barleycorn Awards 2023 — ahead of several others.

One of the largest players in the Indian Spirits industry, it was formerly known as Rampur Distillery which was established in 1943. Rampur is an Indian Single Malt Whisky, hand-crafted and aged in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Himalayas provide polar opposite of climate conditions throughout the year with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur an added dimension and depth.

The fruity number from the house of Radico Khaitan is the first of its kind to be perfected in Indian Cabernet Sauvignon casks — every sip with the taste of apricot, plum, vanilla, honey, and spice. A trailblazer in the art of producing quality ambers — barrel to bottle — this brand champions India’s diverse and rich heritage. Expressions are aged in traditional copper pot stills in
the foothills of the Himalayas by master distillers. Hints of tobacco and spice compliment this.

The velvety smooth number comes with a characteristic red wine dryness as well. The finish, meanwhile, is exceptional with lingering hits of black pepper.

Rampur Distillery is a leading Indian distillery with efficient operations spread over 100 lush acres. It produces high- grade Extra Neutral Alcohol from molasses, grains, and malt spirit. The distillery is self- sufficient, utilizing effluents to generate biogas for steam and power. Exporting to over 80 countries, it’s achieved milestones like ISO certifications. Their prized possession is the “Rampur Single Malt Whisky,” named after the distillery.

The company claims to create value that is sustainable and in a manner that is economical, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable. It believes in sustainable business strategies which not only complies with the regulatory requirements but also fulfils the expectations of the society at large. Incidentally, Rampur, a princely state of British India worthy of its 15 Gun Salute, is known for its rich heritage and royal traditions. This smooth single malt has also bagged a gold medal at the New York International Spirits Competition 2021 and International Spirits Challenge 2021, amongst other honours.

The medieval city is named after Raja Ram Singh, the first Nawabe though he himself was against it.

Source: Himalayan News Chronicle