About Indian Spirits

About Indian Spirits
There are numerous spirits produced in India, from vodka and rum to whiskey and eau-de-vie. Certain products are rather commercial, as they are tied into local sporting teams, but quality of the whiskeys, including single malts, is very high. Peach eau-de-vie has tantalizing fruit flavors with a honeyed finish and is quite distinctive.

Top Picks for India

Amrut Two Indies Rum
92 points
$25.99
Gold color. Interesting aromas and flavors of fruity Brach’s caramel, pickled plantain and olives, varnished cedar, and pistachio nougat with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long spumoni gelato with nuts, brown spices, hay and raffia, and mineral ore finish. A wonderfully vibrant and exotic dark rum with great interplay of sweet, spicy, and savory tones.
92 points $25.99
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum
91 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Brilliant copper color. Spicy, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of rum fruit nut cake, chocolate rum cherry bonbons, and black strap molasses with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length spumoni and butter pecan ice creams in a root beer float, mace and asian spices, and clove and oak finish. An exotically spicy dark rum that will be fun to experiment with.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Bright golden amber color. Aromas of fallen starfruit and banana chew, fallen guanabana, asiago rind, and dried lime with an oily, fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-length vanilla caramel chew and dried cherries, orange flower water and Cheetos, chocolate wafer cookie, and spumoni finish. A sweet and candied rum with a hint of funk.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Royal Circle Whisky
85 points
$10
Medium golden amber color. Aroma of limestone with a soft, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a warming, brief creamed corn, vanilla nougat, burned toast with spinach, and starched shirt finish. A neutral-tasting grain whiskey for beginners.
Spirit of India Feni
80 points
$25.99
clear with a silver cast color. Bold, vaporous aromas of paint and turpentine, charred tropical pineapple, jackfruit, and durian, rubber sap and mothballs with a tannic, lively, fruity sweet medium body and a hot, medium-length Coleman’s’ fuel, rubber cement, scorched pineapple tin, and cashew fruit finish. A fiery and rustic spirit, similar to baijiu.
80 points $25.99