India. Single malt. 50% ABV.
- Color: Deep gold.
- Nose: Sweet. Floral. Perfume and spice. Old, almost mildewy like an old book, but not unpleasant.
- Palate: Fiery. Dense and chewy. Vegetal. Green apples.
- Finish: Long. Moderately sweet. Honey and cardamom.
I got some from a swap with UncleTobys. It’s made with barley from Scotland and India, hence the name. It’s familiar yet different. A bit sweeter than I like but not overwhelming. I didn’t like it quite as much as BaronScarpia – it’s nice but a sample was enough to satisfy my curiosity.
I took some pleasure in the realization that I was sitting in North America drinking whisky from Asia made with barley from Europe sent to me from Australia.
Anyone in South America or Africa reading this?
This whisky was included in Ian Buxton’s 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die, which is an awesome book. Highly recommended!