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 Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$74
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of praline, delicately smoky embers, butter pecan gelato, and meadow blossoms with a silky, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, very long finish with overtones of frosted vanilla cake with mango-pineapple compote, rich brown spices, minerals, and cedar. A wonderfully poised and delicately peaty Single Malt destined to provide plentiful pleasure in your glass.
Amrut Classic Single Malt Indian Whisky
93 points
$57
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of brown butter and banana meringue pie, suede and cedar dust, sautéed almonds, and soy soaked dates with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, intricate, very long finish evoking notes of toffee, black licorice, pecan pie a la mode, and saddle leather. A superb Single Malt with gobs of delicious fruit and savory oak notes.
Amrut Two Indies Rum Btl No. 9
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Inviting, funky aromas and flavors of molasses, burnt sugar, roasted mango, chocolate-orange, and sweet pea blossom with a round, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, nuanced, long finish with nuances of dark chocolate-dipped licorice and bananas foster. A rock-solid pot still-like rum that nails the style; flavorful, well-integrated, and smooth-sipping.
Awards: 2021 Chicago Indie Spirits Awards - Best Rum
92 points $24 Best Buy
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum Barrel No. 20
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, cherry concentrate, amaretto, and hints of maple-walnut confection with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of clove and chai latte. A bold, spicy rum with rich flavors of fruit, baking spices and nuts.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
88 points
$49.99
Clear color. Aromas of sprouts on rye, fresh parsley, and dill with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, engaging, medium-length mustard seed, juniper, clove, and peppercorns finish. A distinctive and savory gin that will be fun for cocktail play.
88 points $49.99