India. The name itself evokes a rich, proud, diverse and fascinating history.
Or tasty spicy food, vast class discrepancies, a growing income gap, and a cold war process with a border more complicated then trying to play connect the dots on a fry chef’s face.
India is fascinating. And has a bit of English history. So it’s not surprising at all that they have a growing whisky base.
John Distilleries has been a player in India since the crazy wild west of 1992, making multiple different spirits, including the molasses ‘whisky’ that India has now become quite well known for. For those of you who don’t know, that’s basically rum with the wrong name.
However John Distilleries, which was started by Paul John, also makes real single malt whisky, made from local Indian barley, double distilled in copper pot stills, and aged in ex-bourbon casks.
Also, don’t make the same…
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