Indri Single Malt: Whisky from Northern India

Highly awarded Trini – The Three Wood

 

With the Indri Single Malt Whisky, a new Indian whisky brand entered the European market. Brands like Amrut and Paul John have already shown whisky fans that high-quality whisky is also produced at the foot of the Himalaya. The first Indri edition that causes international attraction is the Indri Trini - The Three Wood, which is bottled at 46% vol in natural colour and not chill-filtered. Trini - The Three Wood was matured in ex-bourbon, ex-wine and ex-PX sherry casks. It has received awards at well-known international spirits competitions, for example it was named Best Indian Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2022.

Since 2012, the Picadilly Group has been producing their whisky from 6-row Indian barley in Indri in the northern Indian province of Haryana in the Yamuna River area. The distillery operates its own maltings, which are partly supplied with solar energy. Six stills enable a daily production capacity of 15,000 liters. There is space for 40,000 casks in the large warehouse, and another is currently under construction. In addition to single malt, which has been on the market since 2020, Indri has also been offering rum based on sugar cane juice since 2021.

Well-known names behind the whisky

Behind the Indri Single Malt Whisky are among others Master Distiller Graeme Hamilton Bowie and Master Blender Surrinder Kumar, both well-known names in the whisky scene. Graeme Hamilton Bowie has almost four decades of experience with Angus Dee, Aldelphie, Tomintoul and Glen Grant. Surrinder Kumar, considered by many to be the father of Indian whisky, served as Master Distiller, Blender and Vice President at Amrut from 2006 to 2014.

Indri is not only the name of the hometown of whisky, but also refers in Sanskrit to the five senses smell taste touch sight and sound.

Tasting notes for the Indri Trini – The Three Wood

Colour: dark amber

Smell: Caramelized pineapple, vanilla, hints of black tea and nuts

Taste: Soft, finely balanced with hints of spice, notes of oak, citrus and cinnamon

Finish: Nice length with fruity aromas

 

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