World Whisky

Rampur Double Cask

Rampur Double Cask (45%, OB, 2018)

  • ABV: 45%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Indian single malt whisky
  • Cost: £58.95
  • Origin: Rampur distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared
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What they say

The newest jewel in the collection is the Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky Non-Chill Filtered.

This beautiful expression is crafted by maturation in handpicked American Bourbon barrels & European Oak sherry casks.

Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak compliment the full-bodied aroma; Rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spicy tonality from European oak add to the depth.

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Full-bodied aroma of tropical fruits, smooth malty tones and oaky notes from double oak-wood barrels create an aurora of flavors.

Palate: Lustful elegance of sweet fruits; riding on rich sherry for a blissful nirvana.

Finish: Tantalisingly long, lingering and generous.

What I say

Sampled during the Rampur tasting celebrating Diwali. Hosted by Sanjeev Banga – President of International Business, Radico Khaitan, Kunal Madan – Assistant Vice President of International Business, Radico Khaitan and Anup Barik – Master Distiller, Rampur Distillery who led us through the Rampur range and story. The double cask expression was made by combining 2/3 whisky matured in ex-Bourbon and 1/3 matured in ex-Oloroso sherry casks, released in 2018.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber rose gold (9/20), medium tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose: Slightly deeper and darker on the nose, more woody oak and richer, bramble, elderberry, dark and dried fruits, later rose, apple and lychee, molasses, tannins, coffee and chocolate.
  • Taste: Light-medium bodied, oily and waxy, vanilla, mixed fruits, berries, raisins, strawberry and rose jam, touch of malt, toffee and chocolate, then coffee, cigar boxes, tobacco leaf and creamy vanilla.
  • Finish: Medium-long, softly spiced and sweet fruity florality.

Overall

More depth and a touch more complexity, the soft tropical fruit and floral spirit nature are reserved for the finish here.

Score 85/100

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