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BRC EP 8 Rampur Indian Single Malt

On this episode of Barrel Room Chronicles we speak with Senjeev Banga about Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky. Then Chef Louise Leonard creates a special dessert with it!

Guest Bio

Sanjeev Banga has been spearheading global reach for Radico Khaitan brands since 2008 as President – International Business. Radico brands are available in over 85 countries. He has been instrumental in the growth and premiumization journey of the company through the creation of luxury brands, such as Rampur Indian Single Malt and Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin.

He is an international business veteran with over 35 years of experience in FMCG companies including Godfrey Philips (an affiliate of Philp Morris), Nestle, Seagram, Pernod Ricard etc.

Sanjeev has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and an MBA.

• Rampur Double Cask is made from 100% Indian barley, malted and distilled in traditional copper pot stills by the oldest distillery in India. This opulently tropical single malt is less forward with it’s oak influence than the name might lead one to suspect. The aging in used Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks does impart the vanilla and toasted cacao typical of this treatment, but the fruit driven character remains at the fore, reminding one of an Indian Summer, bursting with life.
o ABV is 45%
o SRP is $79.99
o Bottle shot

• Rampur Asava is an outlier in the world of cask finished single malts. For this expression, Rampur has chosen a unique combination of used Bourbon barrels and Indian Cabernet Sauvignon barrels in which to age the spirit. The result is a nose heavy with golden apricot, plums and spice followed by a palate beginning with a honeyed sweetness flowing into a pleasant dryness imparted by the Indian Cabernet Sauvignon.
o ABV is 45%
o SRP is $89.99
o Bottle shot