WHAT IS RAMPUR?
Rampur is an Indian Single Malt Whisky, handcrafted and aged in the foothills of the Himalayas. Styled as “The Kohinoor of Single Malts”, this super premium malt whisky is steeped in the rich Indian heritage and enduring traditions of the Maharajas.
Rampur is distilled in traditional copper pot stills in the oldest distillery in India, dating from 1943 with 73 years of distillation expertise. The Himalayas provide polar opposite of climate conditions throughout the year with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur an added dimension and depth. Rampur is a non-chill filtered single malt, distilled and matured in the foothills of the Himalayas. As Indian whisky matures significantly more quickly than other whiskies such as Scotch and Irish whiskies, Rampur benefits from a smooth, mellow taste with a long lasting finish.
Master Blender, Anup Barik, was born into a family of blenders and brings decades of expertise and perfection to the blending of this fine whisky – Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky.
Rampur comes in a luxurious hand crafted silk pouch with embroidery within a smart simple elegant white and gold canister, reflecting the style and heritage of India.
Rampur is aimed at the discerning single malt drinker who is receptive to new experiences, subtleness of flavour and uniqueness of taste. Rampur is different yet pleasing, spicy but balanced. “There is a burst of Indian Summer in Rampur”.
GreatDrams Tasting Notes
The nose of the Rampur begins with a fruit bowl of flavours. It encompasses as many fruits as you could imagine, with lots of ripe apples and pears to give it a crisp bite. It also has lots of sumptuous dried fruits, like raisins and apricots to give a slight tang to the flavour.
These work in well together and add a nice backbone to the flavour. The notes that circle around this are sweet and spicy. There is a smooth caramel with a light dusting of cinnamon that gives it real depth and richness.
These flavours blossom on the palate. The fruit becomes fully ripe, bursting with flavour and mixing well with the warming cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a rum sweetness, with a thick, treacle like quality that glazes over poached pears and blackberries. The spices add more warmth at this point and tie everything up with a nice little kick.
The finish is strong but short, with more spice and a final caramel sweetness.