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Indri-Trini, a remarkable single malt from the house of Piccadily Distillery, has emerged to be one of the finest and unrivalled spirits across the globe. With its launch in 2022, Indri has gained prestigious recognition and has won laurels in the Indian and international markets. In the 13th edition of the International Whiskey Competition, one of the most renowned whisky competitions in the world, Indri – Trini won a Gold Medal in the Best Indian Single Malt category of 2022.
In spite of its obscure origins, the single malt has all the makings of a fine drink. Located on the banks of the Yamuna river, access to glacier water from the Himalayas and the region’s climate allows the malt inside the barrels to naturally mature faster. Experimentations with spirits and wood barrels also lends sweet tropical flavours and rich natural colour to Indri.
The single malt, in addition to being named after a village, also alludes to a Sanskrit word Indris, which denotes the five senses. The word Trini refers to the three wooden barrels in which the malt is matured - first fill bourbon, ex-french wine and PX sherry casks. It is distilled using the traditional Indian 6 row barley, matured in selected barrels, and blended carefully to bring out the Individual contribution of each wood without overshadowing the original whisky profile.
The gentle warmth and undercurrents of spice, with hints of black tea, caramelised pineapple and a whiff of oak from the barrel comes forward, allowing each flavour to compliment one another without overshadowing any one profile. To all the single malt enthusiasts, Indri seems like a fair bet.
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