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

Bhakta Spirits Indian Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$150
Smoky and savory up front with underlying fruit and grain sweetness, this is complex and delicious while holding the ABV extraordinarily well; a contemplative Whisky to sit with and pair with cigars.
Amrut Nilgiris Cask-Aged Indian Dry Gin
95 points
$53
This is a Gin for Scotch drinkers; the juniper and botanicals are there but the barrel influence and honeyed notes are deliciously prominent.
Amrut Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$91
Cask strength whiskey poured over your honey and apple cinnamon breakfast cereal mix; the intensity of the flavors is dialed in.
Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky Batch No. 1475
94 points
$79
Spiced tropical fruits with a warm and honeyed sweetness make this a natural pairing with a spicy, sweet, medium bodied cigar; like a Carmen Miranda headdress in your glass.
Amrut Peated Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$107
Smoky and salted dry mango with plenty of wood and grain notes; curious yet delicious.
Amrut Bagheera Indian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$70
A delightful Indian Whiskey with beautiful fruit, grain, light peat and barrel aromas to savor all day.
Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$74
A wonderfully poised and delicately peaty single malt destined to provide plentiful pleasure in your glass.
Rampur Special Release Vintage Select Indian Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$99
Unique but delicious with layers of complex spices interwoven with the sweet barley base.
Amrut Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin
93 points
$43
Light and delicate with beautiful floral aromas and a restrained juniper note make this a highly approachable modern style of Gin for endless elegant cocktail applications.
Rampur Sangam World Malt Indian Whisky Batch No. 504
93 points
$69
A great introduction to Indian Whisky that would entice the lifelong Scotch or Bourbon drinker to join the world Whisky club.