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Rampur Double Cask

Overall rating
84.54/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB142973
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Indian Single Malt Whisky
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & European Oak Sherry Casks
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8902147004052
Added on
19 nov 2019 1:12 pm by Whiskylifestyle
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 70.91

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15 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rampur Double Cask

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    strong enough nose on fruit, peach and exotic, vanilla!
    pretty sweet spices here
    the mouth brings on a soft woody, fruity malt on slightly indistinct fruits, on one side cooked apples, on the other exotic fruits in basket, quite strange
    vanilla is still very present, a little grassy on fresh dried flowers.
    the finish is medium on the same scents with woody, fruity, vanilla and sweetness on the palate.

  2. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    lychee, rambutan and dragonfruit

  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    He has something, no complexity monster, maybe a bit thin. But the intense citrus flavors are fun. Good, independent representative from India.
    • Nose
      Very citrusy on the nose. Grapefruit, tamarind, some malt. Some oak, overall a bit artificial. Special and exceptional.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, parts of the aromas continue, sweeter than expected, citrus oils. Very pleasant mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The finish shows sweet aromas again. Some malt. Only a little oak, but very intense citrus fruit aromas, bitter oranges, peel, essential oils, stays in the mouth for a long time and is pleasing.

  5. katarn_rb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Litschi pur!

  6. MGHOW scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great surprise. A really beer like and refreshing single malt from India. It's a battle between tropical fruit and dry and refreshing American IPA beers....... it's hard to know which aspect predominates, but this to me is the beeriest (good thing) single malt I've ever tried.

    The next day the beery IPA aspect seems to subside and is replaced by a more attenuated fruity resinous note with aniseed. This is smashing stuff. It seems to change with each tasting.

  7. whiskysquid scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Fun, expressive and boldly tropical notes. I wonder how a single cask at higher strength would deliver. I'm sure very well...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Interesting and good. What's most striking is the litchi note. Usually one takes his/her time to match the nose with different elements but here it's shouting out. Rose water, orange candy, wet oak, fresh vanilla stick.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Dryer than expected. More oak than the nose. Easy to handle on the palate but more difficult to decipher. Litchis hitting again midway through. Baklava syrup with a drop of rose water, dried apricot and sweet spices.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium. Sweet and inviting for more. No bitterness. Oak, black tea, burnt cane sugar and tropical juice.

  8. WhiskyHike scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Received this bottle as a part of my Christmas gift (this years theme was titled by my better half as: Indian whiskies).
    From the 1st sip it really surprised me. I'm 1/3rd through the bottle and it still takes as good as the 1st sip, a bit softer , rounder.
    On the nose there is a note that I can't put my finger on but it's so specific, original and pleasant that I just can't stop thinking about it. I will definitely be looking at replacing this bottle.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nose is a prelude to what the taste is like, very crisp and sweet at 1st but slightly (positively)dirty at the end.
      On the nose as well as palate I also get notes of sweet spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon).
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate- exotic fruit, mango pulp, mellon, peach, I also get a fresh/crisp toffee apple and boiled sweets, exotic vanilla? Again notes of sweet spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon); apple pie. Soft wood, really well balanced.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is medium with crisp fruit, vanilla and vanilla sweetness at the end. Mouth coating dryness.

  9. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Full confession: my first reaction to the Rampur was “IS THIS EVEN WHISKY?”

    It felt like the Indians have created a distinctive new style of whisky on their own. This has some really bold and rich fruitiness, and some exotic elements of rose and feels stronger than a mere 45.0% (in a good way). Anyone who has not tried Indian single malts should really try this- it’s unlike anything you’ve experienced.

    The intense flavours take a few sips to get used to, but once you adjust to this paradigm, you would really appreciate the well-balanced flavours, smoothness and fruitiness of this Rampur.

    A full-flavoured whisky would best-compliment a full-flavoured and savory rogan josh (stewed lamb from the Kashmir region).

    The oil, spice and richness from the lamb would match the juiciness and perfumed oakiness of the Rampur. Just the thought of this combination makes one hungry.

    Link to Review: https://88bamboo.co/blogs/the-bamboo-post/rampur-double-cask-single-malt-45-0-ob-2020
    • Nose
      In the glass, the liquid is a dark honey colour.

      On the nose, it’s almost like nosing an aged rum. Very unexpected and intense ripe tropical fruits immediately hit you- evoking a fruit cocktail of ripe Thai mangoes, rambutans and pink guava at the beach. The ripe fruits are balanced out by almost an equal measure of woodiness, vanilla ice cream and heavily perfumed Indian sandalwood. Slight wood mustiness.

      There is also an exotic component of rosewater and syrup, reminiscent of Singaporean or Malaysian ice kacang.

      Quite distinctive, bold and sweet aromas that I have never experienced in the comparatively more delicate and shy Scottish or Japanese single malts.
    • Taste
      On the palate, rich, fruity and very well-rounded with no alcohol burn at all – probably due to its greatly accelerated maturation in a Northern Indian climate. Components of the tropical fruits mentioned earlier are actually quite soft and gentle on the palate. There is some ripe mangoes, but it is joined by some sweet sherried flavours of strawberry jam, toffee, molasses turning to sweet vanilla. The texture is pleasantly viscous and rich, and these sweet flavours really do linger on the middle of your palate for quite some time.

      No mouth–puckering dryness at all. On the contrary there is an ever-present layer of brightness and slight tartness that makes itself known throughout the entire sip.

      On a second sip, more oaky flavours come through once again with milk chocolate, polished wood and a distinctive rose syrup element.
    • Finish
      The finish is alluringly long with fading oakiness, rose and ripe lychees.

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