Distilled alcoholic beverages that are labelled “Whisky” in India are blends derived from neutral spirits which are distilled from fermented molasses with only a small portion consisting of traditional malt whisky usually about 10 – 12%. Ninety percent of the whisky consumed in India is molasses based.
Amrut Distilleries launched Amrut, the first single malt to be made in India in 2004 & John Distilleries launched Paul John Single Malt Whisky Brilliance and Paul John Single Malt Whisky Edited in 2013. This was an attempt to enter the premium end of the market.
These Indian Single Malt Whiskies have made a Global impact & changed the face of Indian Whiskies.