Indri Indian Single Malt Whisky

Not that long ago, it was unusual to easily find single malt whisky made outside of Scotland or Ireland. Now, we are spoilt for choice with single malt from all corners of the world being stacked on bottle shop shelves and available to buy online. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, England, Wales, Italy, Germany, and France are just some countries which now have very successful single malt distilleries. India now joins the growing list of countries with single malt distilleries which have an international fan base. Joining the likes of Amrut and Paul John is the Piccadily distillery in India, which makes Indri single malt.

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Q&A with Paul John single malt (Goa, India)

Paul John single malt whisky caught my attention when I first tasted its core range, the Brilliance, Classic, Edited, Bold and Peated. Then, my attention with this brand of Indian single malt was maintained as it released a new expression, which I have also had the pleasure of tasting, the Paul John OlorosoContinue reading “Q&A with Paul John single malt (Goa, India)”

Paul John Oloroso

Type: Single malt whisky

Origin: India 

ABV: 57.4% 

Malt Mileage rating: stars 4

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Paul John Indian single malt whisky: Brilliance, Classic, Edited, Bold and Peated


India is a fascinating country. A dozen fulfilled lifetimes would probably not be enough time to explore all the cultures, cuisines, customs and traditions within India. Now, there is one more thing to explore: Indian single malt whisky.          

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Amrut Fusion

amrut fusion

Score: 91/100

Type: Whisky

Origin: India

ABV: 50%

Price: $89 (Aus)

Amrut is perhaps the most famous Indian whisky distillery, at least outside India. It has won numerous awards and world leading whisky writer Jim Murray has praised the distillery, naming Amrut Fusion as the 3rd best whisky in the world in his Whisky Bible 2010.

Amrut Fusion is a whisky made from barley grown in India and Scotland. It is therefore aptly named, being produced from a fusion of Scottish and Indian barley. The character of this whisky is peaty (but not as potent or medicinal as Islay whiskies) and instead seems to remind me a lot of Teacher’s, Nikka All Black and other smooth and sweet whiskies with some peat. Hungarian salami seems to be a dominant flavour among the peat, with some pepper, fruit, dark chocolate and candied citrus notes that proceed to the finish with the lingering salami and peat notes.

I would not say this is the 3rd finest whisky I have tasted, but it is very very good! A delicious world class dram, all the way from exotic India! I never imagined that would happen in 2014, but it has!