Review of Rampur Select Indian single malt whisky.
Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky is an Indian whisky like no other, distilled, matured and bottled at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh. Rampur Select is a no age statement, non-chill filtered single malt from one of the oldest and one of the largest and most efficiently-run distilleries in India today.
Rampur single malt is distilled in traditional copper pot stills and matured in first fill bourbon casks were it is exposed to the harsh Indian weather conditions. Due to the distillery's location in the Himalayan foothills the single malt is exposed to polar opposite climate conditions throughout the year, with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur an added dimension and depth.
As Indian whisky matures significantly more quickly than other whiskies, such as Scotch and Irish due to extreme weather conditions the interaction of the liquid with casks is very high and maturation is very quick. This also results in a very high angelís share (evaporation). It has been said that ageing of malt whisky in India is 3 to 4 times faster than in Scotland.
Hailed as the Kohinoor of Single Malts, each bottle is presented in a white and gold drum with a hand crafted silk pouch reflecting Indiaís style and heritage.
Rampur Select was bottled 43% ABV and is now available in America, Germany, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Malaysia, Japan and the UK and also from specialist whisky shops such as
Master of Malt from this month.