5 dumped whiskey brands in India, according to bartenders


Price: Rs 2,499 (Bangalore)

The best way to drink?

Mix it with water in a 1: 1 ratio with plenty of ice.

2. Aberlour 12 years Single malt

Sherine John, bartender in Trèsind, Mumbai

Why this whiskey?

When looking at the single malt market in India, Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt from Speyside is a must try. Aberlour is always a good choice – one of the best Speyside malts. Definitely the best for those who don’t like smoked or peated whiskey “, said Jean.

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Aged for a minimum of 12 years in both the finest hand-picked Sherry Oloroso barrels and American oak barrels, double barrel maturation gives it a rich, fruity complexity. Take a sip and you can taste the richness of vanilla, cinnamon crumb cake and light spices. The flavor profile has influences of sherry raisins, nutmeg, oak and vanilla.

ABV: 40%

Price: Rs 7,650

The best way to drink?

Add a little cold water to the whiskey.

3. Paul John Peated Select Cask

Rahul Prabhu, bartender and mixologist, Asilo, St Regis, Mumbai

Why this whiskey?

The Paul John Select Cask is one of the few peated Indian whiskeys available on the market. “Most people don’t appreciate this masterpiece of a creation that is made right here in Goa. I think it’s time we stopped thinking that quality single malts are only made. in Scotland”, Prabhu said.

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An umami of smoky, sweet and natural flavor fills your mouth. An incomparable nose and mouth. This complex malt pairs surprisingly well with a variety of meats and cheeses.


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