For the first time in history, a single malt matured in American Bourbon barrels has been carefully finished in Indian Cabernet Sauvignon casks. The result: Radico Khaitan’s recently launched exciting new expression, Rampur Asava Indian single malt whisky.
Unveiled in the US ($89) and UK (£68.95) markets, Rampur Asava (45% ABV) is also non-chill filtered, resulting in a ground-breaking expression with perfect balance and a dark mahogany appearance.
Nose: Typical tropical fruity note of Rampur with added notes of apricot, blackberry, black currant, dark cherry and plum, followed with a faint hint of tobacco and spices.
Palate: Velvety, Manuka honey sweetness highlighted by spicy oak, vanilla and balanced with dryness from Indian red wine. It has a medium to long finish which gently lingers on the palate.
Abhishek Khaitan, Managing Director, says: “Rampur Asava is an exciting addition to Rampur’s Indian single malt whisky range, which includes Rampur Select, Rampur Double Cask, (limited edition) Rampur Sherry PX and the ultra-exclusive Rampur Signature Reserve.”
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