ABV: 43 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is dill pickle juice. It’s very acidic and it takes a long time to open up. There’s a strong vanilla note, toffee and a sugar sweetness. Green apples and grapes appear after some time in the glass. There’s a hint of black liquorice around the edges. After a while some milk chocolate appears.
Mouth: It also tastes like dill pickle juice. There’s anis, sugar, dust and a herbal spicyness. The green apples and the grapes is residing in the background. It’s extremely astringent and acidic and it’s very oak forward. It almost feels and tastes like a mild rye.
Finish: After an initial herbal spice burst, some vanilla, anis and liquorice root comes through. It’s bitter and unpleasantly astringent. The dill pickle juice comes back and just won’t go away. The oak is over the top in the end. It gets way better after opening up in the glass, but it’s very strange for a single malt.
Rampur Distilllery is the former name of the Radico Khaitan. This whisky is produced, and matured in bourbon casks, in Uttar Pradesh near the Himalaya and is the first single malt released by the distillery.