The Must Try Rum and Scotch Whisky Brands in India

best Scotch whiskey brands

Rum is among the one of the most popular liquor in the world. It is basically a distilled alcoholic beverage which is made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses or honey, or sometimes directly from sugarcane juice. There are two processes involved in the formation of rum. One is fermentation and another is distillation.  The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. There are various companies who pack this liquor in their own way and then it comes in the market with the different brand names. So, let’s have a look at the best rum brands in India to add color to your party.  

  • Malibu

Malibu is one of the most premium rum brands from the Caribbean region. The slightly sweet taste adds character to the drink.  Malibu is also available in various flavors. However, the most widely known are Malibu Sunshine, Malibu Sundae’, Malibu Island Spice, Malibu Mango, Malibu Swirl, Malibu Passion Fruit, Malibu Pineapple, Malibu Banana, and Malibu Island Melon. The flavors available in Indian markets are Malibu Original, Malibu Red (Blend of rum and Tequila) and Malibu Snowcoco.

  • Bacardi

Bacardi came into the market in the year 1862. Recognized in the world over for its wonderful taste and hue, Bacardi is a premium rum brand. It is available in some amazing flavors such as lemon, orange, apple, raspberry and dragon berry. Due to its availability in different flavors in the market, it becomes so popular. Rum has three main flavors depending upon the hue and intensity.

  • Mc Dowell’s

According to the PASH Beverage Report dated November 2008, Mc Dowell’s No. 1 Celebration Rum is regarded today as the No.1 Rum brand in India. It has been awarded many prestigious awards for its distinctive taste and flavor.

best Scotch whiskey brands

Scotland is the birthplace of the world’s finest whiskeys. If you want to enjoy best whiskeys of the world, you need to try Scotch whiskey.  They are made using centuries-old recipes and methods. The fact is, only the whiskey distilled in Scotland can officially be called ‘Scotch’. Each Scotch whiskey has unique taste and flavor. Scotch whiskey comes in various types too. Even the most expensive Indian-made whiskey is not Scotch. Now its time to know the best Scotch whiskey brands in India. The word Scotch is a Geographical Indication for whiskey made in Scotland. The term ‘Scotch’ whiskey is protected under international laws.

  • Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich is the world’s best selling single-malt whiskey. Being the very popular brand worldwide, it is the first choice of many whiskey lovers. Around 27 variants of Glenfiddich are available in the market and each crafted in a manner that is unique to the distillery.

  • Laphroaig

If you want to taste the best whiskey then go for Laphroaig because it calls itself the most richly flavored of all Scotch whiskeys. The claim is somewhat true. Laphroaig is matured for at least 10 years and comes in various variants.

It is a single-malt Scotch whiskey. The cheapest variant in India is priced around Rs.3,500. But if you are going for the rare and expensive varieties, it can cost up to Rs.600,000.


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