Radico Khaitan launches new single malt whisky

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Indian distillery Radico Khaitan is launching a new expression set to debut in the UK at The Whisky Show 2020 named Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky.

For the first time in history, a single malt matured in American Bourbon Barrels is carefully finished in Indian Cabernet Sauvignon casks, at one of Asia’s largest distilleries.

Rampur Asava is also non-chill filtered and bottled at 45% ABV, resulting in a ground-breaking expression with a dark mahogany appearance.

Produced at a distillery located in the Himalayas, this luxury whisky combines tradition with innovation through the use of Indian Cabernet Sauvignon casks.

Sanjeev Banga, President of International Business at Radico Khaitan, says: “We are very proud of our Indian heritage and Rampur Asava is another step in bringing the unique whiskies of India to the world. We are confident the exotic and unique Indian flavours will delight your palate.”

Anup Barik, master distiller at Rampur Distillery, says: “We are always striving to make each Rampur expression of the highest quality and exciting for malt whisky drinkers. The diverse weather conditions at the distillery have enabled us to be creative and experiment with our single malts.

“I was inspired to create Rampur Asava as I wanted to see how the dark fruit flavours of an Indian Cabernet Sauvignon would develop the flavour of Rampur Single Malt Whisky. I am delighted with the results as there is an impeccable balance of taste in this finely perfected golden nectar that lingers on your taste buds.”

Rampur Asava is available to buy for £68.95 from this month.