Rampur is the flagship product of Radico Khaitan, which makes Jaisalmer Gin, which we recently reviewed. Rampur’s line of single malts currently stretches to four expressions, with Select being the most readily available. There’s no age statement or production information (including cask data) available, but judging from the color it’s a fairly youthful bottling aged in bourbon barrels.
That first impression follows over to a tasting, which kicks off with a nose of fresh grains, lemon, rye bread, and incense. There’s a touch of camphor in the mix, with adds a little astringency to the experience. The palate is again quite light and studded with notes of lemon, black tea, and a slight herbal character, with a modest mixed fruit element at the core. On the finish, though, the whisky falls back on granary character, with a slightly sharp note and a reprise of incense.
Altogether, it’s a perfectly enjoyable, if simple, experience — though it makes me particularly curious to see what lies inside the rest of the Rampur line.
B / $50 [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]