It may surprise the hardened Scotch drinker to discover that some of the mostly highly praised whiskies in the world come from outside of whisky's traditional heartlands of Scotland and Ireland. Amrut and Penderyn must come in for special praise here, Japanese whiskies having their own section on this site. This is the place to shed your certainties and consider something new.
Single malt Indian whisky from John Distilleries in Goa, India, matured for a maximum of 5 years in bourbon barrels. To produce Brilliance, theyve used six-row barley sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas. Brilliant work from the Paul John brand.
A peated single malt from the range of incredible Indian whiskies by John distilleries Paul John label. If youre thinking how on earth they managed to find peat in India... Well, they had to sourced it all the way from the Island of Islay.
Independently bottled Indian single malt whisky from Paul John, aged for 6 years and released by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This bottling features a wealth of colour, no doubt with help from the faster maturation process in warmer climates.
Amrut’s Two Continent’s whisky is an interesting concept. The whisky is distilled in India, naturally. Then it was matured in its home territory of Bangalore, before then being shipped across to Europe for a further period of maturation in a much more different climate.
From the land of the great Himalayas, a very popular one from Amrut, giving whisky enthusiasts the idea of the beginning in Amruts releases. Distilled from barley grown at the North West of India. This is matured in New American Oak and ex-bourbon casks. Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2014 - Liquid Gold Award - GOLD MEDAL Malt Maniacs Awards 2008 and 2009 - BRONZE AWARDS
An impressive cask strength bottling from Amrut, a hefty punch at 61.8%, promising nothing but the usual balance of spice and fruit. This whisky was awarded 93.5 points from Jim Murray.
Another really impressive bottling from the Amrut distillers. This single malt whisky is aged in American oak casks and finished in oozing port pipes, resulting in a delicious sweetness. It is unpeated and bottled at natural cask strength. This whisky won the award for Best Cask Innovation in the 2011 Malt Maniacs awards, and damn they deserve it for this awesome world whisky.
The entry level peated expression from the renowned Indian distillery, Amrut. If you like fruity whisky with wisps of peat smoke, look no further.
A single cask release from the leading Indian Whisky distillery, Amrut that was matured in a Port pipe (one of the largest casks used to mature Whisky) and distilled from peated malt and bottled at a high cask strength of 62.8% ABV.
An Indian single malt from the countries market leader who have been producing spirits since 1948 but Whisky as we know it in the UK is a fairly new market for this distillery. They have however been quickly gaining a great reputation around the world for its award winning range of Whisky. This is a cask strength version of the peated malt bottled at a mighty 62.8% ABV so not for the faint of heart malt drinker!
Now this is something a bit off your radar. Distilled by India's Amrut brand, Naarangi is Hindi for ‘orange’. So you get whisky that was aged in an ex-oloroso sherry cask, that was then seasoned with wine… and orange peel for three years! Expect some orange notes with this!
Strictly 1 Per Customer A limited release from Amrut. Intermediate Sherry is Matured in a mix of ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks, later transferred to sherry casks before going back into bourbon casks to complete its maturation. This is one of Amruts best limited releases, an outstanding malt. Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2014 - GOLD MEDAL - Liquid Gold Award
Previously named "Jim Murray’s Third Finest Whisky in the World", rated 97/100. This excellent core range malt from Amrut is distilled from barley from both Scotland and India, together making a truly awesome whisky! Liquid Gold Award 2014 - GOLD MEDAL - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014 - GOLD MEDAL - Asian Whisky
This is the 2017 release – and third edition – of the Double Cask range from popular Indian distillery, Amrut. This particular brace of casks includes whisky that was matured in Bourbon cask #3189 and – this time – Port pipe #2715. Full of rich flavours, this is bottled at 46% ABV.
Independently bottled Indian whisky from Malts of Scotland! It was distilled at John distilleries in Goa back in 2009 and left to mature in a single bourbon barrel till 2015, when just 156 bottles were produced at natural cask strength.
You don't get a lot of New Zealand whisky making it to the UK. The first That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottling from Willowbank distillery is also a closed distillery release, as the place shut up shop in 1997. A rare treat indeed.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is one of the big releases that’s putting South African whisky on the map. A robust single grain whisky, it’s distilled at the James Sedgwick distillery, which is developing an excellent reputation. This particular single grain has won numerous awards across several competitions.
This whisky was named “World’s Best South African Grain Whisky” at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards.
Single malt whisky from the Spirit of Hven, named after the swedish-born astronomer Tycho Brahe. Notes of cooked fruits, cinnamon, orange and milk chocolate.
The third in the ongoing series of limited and experimental releases in the Seven Stars range of single malt Whiskies from the Hven distillery ion Sweden. "Phecda" is a medium peated malt and named after the star in the Ursa Major (The Plough) Aged in American and French oak and this certified Organic malt is bottled in the distinctive flask style bottles you may remember from chemistry lessons!
A 20cl bottle of new make spirit from the Swedish distillery Smogen called RA (meaning raw) heavily peated (74ppm!) and bottled at 71% ABV making this one of the strongest and most heavily peated new makes on the market!
The first whisky to be released by the new Smögen distillery in Sweden. Very Exciting indeed. This 3 year old single malt spent its years ageing in ex-Bordeaux wine casks and new oak from 2010 to 2013. Fanatic of anything involving Bordeaux? Were mad on the stuff here at Nickolls and Perks. This whisky was made with barley peated to 45PPM.
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A heavily-peated single malt Swedish whisky from Smogen, drawn from Bordeaux wine casks hence the name Barrique! A fruitful whisky with notes of hedgerow berries and waves of smoke. 1,685 bottles were produced.
Smogen is one of Sweden's best-kept secrets, and a great example of the best of the new wave of distilleries. This is part of their well-received Sherry Project, and showcases the sherry-wood influence on the brilliant spirit. Robust and full of flavour.