World By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / December 5, 2019 The Rampur Indian Whiskey line up is a series of whiskies put forth by Radico Khaitan, said to be one of the largest companies in the Indian spirits industry. To date the portfolio includes a single malt expression as well as one finished in ex-PX sherry casks. Joining these now is a new double cask aged bottling. The new Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky, according to those behind it, is a non-age statement whisky “crafted by maturation in hand-picked American bourbon barrels for two-thirds of its life and a third in European oak sherry Oloroso casks. It is a non-chill filtered single malt, distilled and matured in Uttar Pradesh in north India.” Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky (image via Radico Khaitan) “Rampur Double Cask is a very exciting addition to our portfolio,” said Sanjeev Banga, President at Radico Khaitan, in a prepared statement. “The new expression displays Indian craftsmanship at its best, and I believe the Double Cask speaks to quality and heritage of the brand extremely well. “Sipping on Rampur Double Cask, either neat or on the rocks, whisks you away to springtime in India, when the flowers begin blooming and spice is rife in the wind – a truly immersive experience.” Pricing for the Double Cask is around $80 per 750 ml bottle, and you’ll find some official tasting notes below. It should be noted as well that the Rampur distillery, located at the foothills of the Himalayas, was established in 1943 and has been distilling whisky for the past 26 years. Some characteristics of the Rampur Double Cask include vanilla, butterscotch, tropical fruits, along with hints of stewed fruit, mint, and florals on the nose. On the palate, stewed fruit makes another appearance with hard candy, citrus, and warm caramel accompanied by an array of spices, finishing with pepper and clove.