Not something you see every day, a single malt whisky from India! In recent years the worlds second most populous nation has made enormous strides into the global whisky industry, producing some outstanding single malts. Rampur Distillery is what Radico Khaitan, currently the fourth largest distilling company in the country, was first called. Interestingly enough, this company has been making malted barley since the 1990s, and whisky for at least 50 years, but this is the first single malt they have launched available outside India, released in 2016. This is a great example of Indian single malt, showcasing both grain and cask beautifully. On the nose this whisky has aromas of cereal sweetness, toffee, vanilla, bright oak and apples. The palate is faithful to the nose, but adds a buttery creamy mouthfeel and a more intense vanilla flavour with a little peppery spice. The finish is medium and creamy, with wonderful lingering vanilla. Bottled at 43% ABV but without chill-filtration, this allows the mouthfeel to really shine through. A great dram that demonstrates what Indian whisky has to offer, this dram is known as the “Kohinoor of Single Malts”.