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    Indian whisky, Indri, joins Mangrove Global ahead of UK launch

    Mangrove Global has further expanded its world whisky portfolio with the arrival of Indri, created by India’s largest independent malt spirits producer, Piccadily. The whisky was launched in India in 2021 and to the international market in August 2022, where it has already become a multi-award-winning spirit, landing multiple gold awards – including at the 2023 Tokyo Whisky and Spirits Competition and The Spirits Business Global World Whisky Masters. Mangrove will now bring Indri’s expressions, Dru and Trini, to the UK market, as well as limited volumes of Diwali which will be allocated exclusively to selected customers.

    Indian whisky, Indri, joins Mangrove Global ahead of UK launch

    The elements used across the Indri range are the perfect homage to the Northern Indian terroir. The spirit is made using natural Indian ingredients, including six-row barley, which has been grown in the arid regions of Rajasthan for thousands of years. Distilling and maturation happens in a sub-tropical climate which encourages accelerated evaporation, helping to mature the whisky much faster. The result is a deep and sophisticated flavour profile.

    “There is something really exciting about whiskies produced and aged in such extreme climates – the way the production processes are tweaked because of this produces flavours you can’t find anywhere else,” said Stef Holt, Curator of the Mangrove Whisky Portfolio. “Indri’s whiskies are very rich and complex with tropical fruit aromas and velvety texture. 

    “I’m already looking forward to the conversations this whisky will start at tastings in the not-so-distant future!”

    Indri’s flagship expression, Trini, marries three ex-casks together: bourbon, French wine and PX sherry. This three-wood marriage allows for each cask to contribute its unique taste, without overshadowing the original Whisky’s flavour, which features a fruitier, sweeter and nuttier profile.

    The second SKU in the range, Dru, is inspired by ancient mythology, where Dru was a vessel of wood in which a drink was collected and offered to the Gods. This cask-strength expression from Indri selects ex-Bourbon barrels, which are then handpicked and married together by Indri’s master blender, Surrinder Kumar. The end result is a complex and fairly long, mixed fruit finish and a true awakening of the senses.  

    Indri released its limited edition whisky, Diwali, in 2023, made from peated six-row barley and carefully matured in PX Sherry Casks. Its delicious, one-of-a-kind flavour profile was recognised by its double gold award at the prestigious Whiskies of the World Awards 2023.

    “The beauty of world whisky is the story that each spirit is able to tell as the authentic flavours of each terroir shine through,” said Nick Gillett, Mangrove Global MD. “These distinct expressions from Indri each offer something different to the drinker, but all will help to transport world whisky lovers to this unique part of the world.

    “We’ve spent a lot of time and effort building our world Whisky portfolio into a best-in-class curation of exceptional spirits. And having Indri join us is just further testament to Mangrove’s commitment to bringing new, exceptional liquids to the UK market.”

    Mangrove’s world whisky portfolio comprises whiskies from all over the world including countries like Denmark,  Japan and most recently Canada, having launched Kiefer Sutherland’s Red Bank here in the UK. The portfolio was well celebrated at the 2024 World Whiskies Awards, with six Whiskies receiving global recognition, one in particular, The English Distillery’s Sherry Cask Matured, being crowned world’s best single malt 2024. Indri will now join Mangrove’s award-winning global portfolio, which will include both expressions of cask-matured single malts alongside the highly sought-after limited edition Diwali Collector’s Edition 2023. To find out more visit: https://www.mangroveuk.com/

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