Think of liquor in India and the name that immediately comes to mind is Radico Khaitan. One of the largest players in the Indian Spirits industry, it was formerly known as Rampur Distillery which was established in 1943. The company has extensive manufacturing facilities across India including five distilleries at two locations. With a combined Distillation capacity of over 13 million Litres per month, Radico is one of the largest Alcohol Distillers in Asia.
Radico Khaitan is one of the oldest whisky distillers in India. To date, it has produced various Whiskies including 8PM Whisky – the first Indian whisky to be blended with Scotch, Other Indian Grain Whiskies include After Dark Whisky, Whytehall, Gold Supreme, Crown, etc. They also produce an Indian gin.
Jaisalmer Gin is a luxury gin, crafted from a triple distilled neutral base spirit which is then redistilled in copper pots, combining tradition with technology. The gin utilizes eleven botanicals, seven of which are sourced from the four corners of India. Notes of vetiver, coriander, cubeb berries and lemongrass combine with Darjeeling green tea and citrus peel to create a flavor profile reminiscent of the rich history of the city of Jaisalmer and India itself.
GSN’s Remarks: A light refreshing gin which leans toward citrus out of the gate. After a moment, more complex notes come into play with some spiciness, soft bitterness and the green tea which ties everything together. It is this one ingredient which lifts the spirit beyond a typical gin and brings it a more resonant quality. Overall, a eminently mixable gin for any cocktail, classic to modern. GSN Rating: A+
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