Indian Whisky

Sazerac Buys Into India’s Paul John

John Distilleries Private Limited (“JDPL” or “Company,”), a leading Indian spirits company, announced at the end of last week that The Sazerac Company (“Sazerac,”) the largest family-owned spirits company in the United States and owners of Fireball, Southern Comfort, Buffalo Trace Bourbon and E.H. Taylor Bourbon, has acquired an equity stake in JDPL from Gaja Capital, who will continue to remain partially invested ...

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The Changed Rules Of World Single Malts

Pearse Lyons Reserve

How The Rise Of American And World Malts Have Changed The Fundamentals By Richard Thomas Until the advent of the World Whisk(e)y Boom, malt whisky has been a pretty stable category. The overwhelming majority of malts were made either in Scotland or in countries pursuing their own variants of the Scottish model (most notably Japan), a fact best signified by ...

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The World’s Eight Most Underrated Whiskies

Teeling Single Grain Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Some may be surprised to learn that although whisky-making has been spreading around the globe in recent years, the industry had already long extended beyond the “Big Five” nations of Scotland, the United States, Ireland, Canada and Japan. Even if you discount the ersatz Indian whisky industry on technical grounds, the French and Germans have had whisky ...

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Amrut Naarangi Indian Whisky Review

Amrut Naarangi Indian Single Malt

By Debbie Shocair Rating: C- The Amrut Naarangi (Naar-An-Ghee) is another experimental whisky from the fine folks at Amrut in Bangalore, and another laborious effort I must admire, though this time they fell short of the mark. Oloroso Sherry casks, still containing some sherry, were seasoned further by the addition of orange peel. This combination was left to sit for ...

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