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The Indri distillery has been crafting award-winning single malt whisky since 2012. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains near the Yamuna basin, the distillery is named for the small city in Haryana, India, where it’s located. Indri, or Indriya in Sanskrit, also refers to the five senses—smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound—a fitting and appropriate name for a distillery producing some of the most expressive single malt whisky today.
The Indri distillery is operated under Master Distiller Graeme Hamilton Bowie, a 38-year Scotch whisky veteran, and Master Blender Surrinder Kumar. Kumar, the most prolific figure in Indian whisky, has been crafting the most prestigious Indian single malt for nearly two decades.
Indri begins with the finest hand-harvested, indigenous, 6-row barley, locally sourced and sustainably grown by family farmers in Bundi, Rajasthan, who have cultivated barley for four generations. The distillery is home to 6 traditional copper pot stills designed and manufactured in India and operates its own on-site cooperage to assemble, toast, char, and repair its barrels. The extreme temperature of the region aids in the rapid aging of barreled spirits, resulting in single malts that show a maturity far beyond their age.
This is the first debut of their single malt in the USA. Called Trini, this is a marriage of fully matured single malts in ex-bourbon, French wine, and Pedro Ximénez casks.
Holly’s Tasting Notes: Orange marmalade, raspberries, plums and almond croissants. The palate has nice oranges and apricots with chai baking spices, warm clove, and anise. Some roasted plums and mocha.
- Bottle Size750
- DistilleryIndri Distillery
- StyleSingle Malt Whisky
- RegionNew World
- Country of OriginIndia
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeBourbon