Whisky is part of every celebration or party. It is included in every adult birthday party, anniversary celebration, or any official party, etc. We Indians are lovers of whisky but do you know what? Indians don’t only admire whisky but India is also the world’s leading producer and distributor of it! So, we bring to you, the top 10 amazing whisky brands in India.
Whisky is an alcoholic beverage with a variety of flavors ranging from light fruity to rich smoky taste. It’s an inner blanket that keeps you warm in teeth biting cold weather.
Whisky is not only something you would like to add to your special occasion but if consumed properly it can give you a number of health benefits. Whisky is low in carbs and the right amount of intake will increase energy in you and decrease the urge of having sugar which helps in losing weight. It also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Whisky contains ellagic acid which is a powerful antioxidant and prevents cancer. If you have a common cold you can have whisky as your personal antibiotics. It also helps you to relax and works as a stress destroyer and helps you fall asleep without any difficulties.
Brands from no matter which country, all exist in India. Whether it’s Scotch whisky, Bourbon whisky, Irish whisky, or Indian whisky brands we got everything for our whisky lovers. The list is not on a rank basis because these all are the best whisky in India and you need to try almost all these brands. So, without further ado let’s dive in.
10 Top Whisky Brands In India:
|McDowell’s No.1 Platinum||980|
|Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky||2200|
|Black and White||2400|
|Black Dog Reserve||2380|
1. McDowell’s No.1 Platinum
McDowell’s No.1 Platinum is a blended Indian Whisky. It is a premium grain-based whisky brand. It is also one of the most trusted choices among whisky lovers. It is made from blended Indian spirit and selected scotches.
2. Vat 69
Vat 69 is blended Scotch whisky. It is a blend of 40 malts and grain whisky, it well blended with a clear sweetness of vanilla. It is one of the popular whisky among Indians due to its reasonable pricing as well as a special fineness in its taste.
Bagpiper is another blended Indian whisky. It is one of the most famous Indian whisky brands and also the oldest domestic whisky in India. Especially the iconic slogan and the picture of a Punjabi guy playing bagpiper is very well known. It has a light malty aroma with hints of earthiness.
4. Peter Scot
Peter Scot is a single malt whisky, it is an Indian whisky brand. It is one of the oldest Indian whisky brands, it is a combination of scotch malt and Indian grains. It was manufactured by Khoday Distilleries Limited.
5. Glenkinchie 12
Glenkinchie 12 is a single malt scotch whisky. It is a known brand among single malt scotch and it has delightful flavors of cereals, green apple, lemon, and sweet honey. If you prefer a light and smooth whisky then this is for you.
6. 8 PM
8 PM is another blended Indian Whisky. It is a very budget-friendly drink and has also got a lot of recognition. It was also placed in Lima Books of World Records for selling 1million in the very first year. It is the fourth largest Indian liquor company after Dark whisky and Rampur single malt.
7. Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky
Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky is an Indian Single Malt Whisky. This is the first-ever made single malt whisky in India. It has a malty, biscuity, fruity, and nutty taste. In 2010 it was listed as the world’s third finest whisky by whisky connoisseur Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible.
8. Black & White
Black and White is a blended scotch whisky. This whisky is one of the finest blend malts with a high proportion of good quality grains and is also budget-friendly. It has a sugary dry fruit, young oak, vanilla, caramel, and lemon taste to it. That cute little trademark symbol was an inspiration of James Buchanan on his way back from a dog show!
9. Ballantine’s 12 Year
Ballantine’s 12 year is a blended scotch whisky. It has a smooth taste and a distinct creamy honey flavor to it. It also has a pleasant vanilla, honey, and oak aroma. It is classified as one of the best-blended whisky in India.
10. Black Dog
Black Dog Reverse is a Blended scotch whisky. It is one of the best whisky in India due to its remarkable taste. Black Dog Reserve is rare liquor with an unusual smooth blend between malt and grains from Scotland. It has a matured wood aroma and rice malt with sherry sweetness to it. Black Dog Reserve is a bundle of the flavor of Scotland.
We suggest you try every bottle mentioned above if you are a real whisky enthusiastic. It will not only help you define your personal taste for whisky but you also get to explore your options. There are some brands that are way too expensive but there are other affordable brands too.
Let us know which one is your favorite or which one liked the most!