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Rampur Vintage Select Casks

Overall rating
77.24/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Indian Single Malt Whisky
Bottled
2016
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8902147003499
Added on
29 Sep 2016 4:14 pm by GIORGOS
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,09

8 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rampur Vintage Select Casks

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.24 points

  1. RL_whisky scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Very promising fantastically fruity nose, but needs a bit more time to mature I think. Would love to try this in 3 to 5 years time.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      71 71

  2. Rien scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. karloff scored this whisky 54 points Specialist

    • Nose
      52 52
    • Taste
      57 57
    • Finish
      50 50

  4. karloff scored this whisky 54 points Specialist

    It is different I will give it that. If the wife smells this on my breath she will probably accuse me of having an affair with some tart. Thanks to Peatbogger for this unusual sample. 
    • Nose
      Smells like one of those jelly air fresheners you put in a toilet. Also it smells like a pharmacy, that mixture of medical products, sweets and toiletries. Some sort of cheap soap and hairspray. Weird, haven't nosed anything like this before which makes it unique. 
    • Taste
      At first you think this isn't that bad and then you get that sickly sweet taste but then that goes quickly and is replaced by something a bit more fruity but from a tin. 
    • Finish
      The finish is not good, an aftertaste of cheap perfume. 

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    I'll get through the bottle... somehow.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      60 60

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    Served blind I would not recognise this as single malt, at best a dash in a fruit punch bowl.
    • Nose
      Pulled the cat out of the bag, let's see what it's about.

      This smells India! 

      Sweet incense, flower potpourri.

      Very light mint, Werther's caramel, and it got a slight impression of sherry cask.

      After a while I pick up some sweet yellow fruit under the blanket of flowers, mainly honey melon.
    • Taste
      Neutral arrival and mouth feel.

      Then the floral potpourri hits.

      It's like sipping the lightly green tinted water you pour out of a vase when your week old cut roses has whitered away, although 43% ABV make it a bit more interesting.

      Most unusual taste, and so dominating it makes it hard to ignore in search for other things.

      Very light spicyness.
    • Finish
      If anything, it's got consistency.

      The floral notes carry on into the very end.

      It's like you've been chewing on an incense stick.

      So far it's been interestingly different, but having it stuck for quite some time it's getting rather queasy and borderline offensive.

      There is a tiny twist of that sweet caramel but in the end it is the stale rose water that prevails.

      The empty glass smell of tropical fruit juice, mango and papaya.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very promising with a fantastically fruity nose, although the palate can't quite keep up. Nevertheless this is a good debut on the world stage.
    • Nose
      Apple peel and pear skins go hand-in-hand with caramel and fudge, as well as a hint of galia melon and an array of citrus fruits. Fresh, vibrant and very inviting. Quite floral as well, coming close to being perfume-y, but it accomplishes to delicately walk that tight rope.
    • Taste
      Lots of synergy between the nose and the palate. A similar fruitiness, but there are also some funkier notes, almost like an Irish single pot still whisky, with a distinct spiciness (although not quite). A hint of cough syrup. Very interesting, although I'm not completely sure how I feel about it.
    • Finish
      Light, subtle fruits. Medium in length.

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, floral, spicy, honeyed, a little wood and exotic fruits!
    On the palate, fresh fruit (lychee that explodes me in the mouth!), Also more madérisés fruits (cooked cherry, apricot), it is velvety, a little buttered!
    In the final, rather average on wood and spices, the fruits seem to disappear.
    A nice surprise, with a finish too short and flat, but intense too!

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N: Rampur’s first presentation sure is a funky/pongy distillate with whiffs of copper, rubber and floral putty.
    T: Bourbon corn with a buttery/copper mouthfeel. Reminds me style-wise of juice from the establishing Echlinville distillery in Ireland WB.
    F: A little deodorant soap, yet not in a bad way. The finishing flavours are primitive and forever funky.
    C: Doesn’t want water. Funny stuff indeed and what a bizarre way to flow on from a very fine Brora LINK. 

    Scores a D[+]

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