Luxebook December 2021

COMPILED BY RUHI GILDER A ge-old whisky brands are bringing a punch of flavour to their collections, with varieties drenched in the flavour of cake, apple, or even peanut butter. We’re listing the hottest flavoured whiskies available right now! 1. Ballantine Brasil This whisky is infused with fresh Brazilian limes and delicate vanilla. The creaminess of the scotch combines with the tang of lemon, and lingers with a soft, dry finish. Pour it over ice or have it in a cocktail — it is the perfect summer spirit to try. Available in USA and UK 2. Glenmorangie’s A Tale of Cake This dessert-like whisky was developed when Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation, found himself mulling over how some of his most joyful memories involved cake. From baking with his granny, to the pineapple upside down cake his daughter made him for his birthday, he wanted to encapsulate the magic of cake in a single malt. Add variety to your bar with these uniquely flavoured whiskies Colombia, for notes of toasted oak and dark chocolate. You can have it over ice, or mixed with tonic or cola and a wedge of orange. Available in Ireland, Australia, China, USA, UK, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Switzerland 6. Two Trees Carolina Peach Flavored Whiskey Juicy and full of nectar, this flavoured variant is by Two Trees, a distillery based In the Appalachian Mountains, and is reminiscent of biting into a luscious peach. The essence of Carolina peaches with lightly toasted Appalachian white oak carries this 70-proof whisky. Two Trees has even launched limited edition bottles of Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey and Peppermint Flavored Whiskey. For those who want to savour the aromas of seasonal pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice, Pumpkin Spice is ideal, while those who love candy cane and the crisp finish of mint can pick the Peppermint Whiskey. Available in the US 7. Templeton Rye: Maple Cask Finish Whiskey This whiskey is the first limited- edition expression in Templeton’s innovative Barrel Finish Series. Expertly finished in oak barrels that were specifically seasoned with maple syrup, produced, and shipped from the Vermont farm to the Iowa distillery. Using this syrup, the Templeton team seasoned 80 empty barrels, which were then turned daily for a two-month period to allow the syrup to soak into the wood staves and maximize the flavours. This resulted in a whisky balanced between subtle tones of sweetness and Templeton’s complex notes of rye spice. Available in India 8. Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey Peanut butter and whiskey may seem like an unlikely combination but this whisky is a winner for lovers of the two. The spirit has a sweet finish with notes of vanilla, peanut butter, caramel, butterscotch, subtle oak and coffee. Ideated and produced in the United States, a dram of this whisky is best served in chilled shots, eclectic cocktails; the experimental can even use it in desserts! Available in USA, Australia, and the UK. 4. Jim Beam Orange For an extra twist to your highball cocktail, check out Jim Beam Orange. Launched in June 2021, it combines the bright scent of orange with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. With an ABV of 32.5 per cent, it tastes and smells like a tropical getaway in a glass. Jim Beam also has other flavoured options such as Red Stag by Jim Beam Black Cherry, Peach, Vanilla, Apple, Kentucky Fire, and Honey. Available in USA 5. Jameson Cold Brew While coffee and whisky were already old friends, Jameson combines the two to create a smooth and rich brew. Jameson Cold Brew is made with 100% Arabica beans sourced from Brazil and He experimented by finishing Glenmorangie in Tokaji dessert wine casks. Thus was born this burst of sweet, candy-like flavours – honey, white chocolate, apricot, almond, vanilla and pears, balanced by zesty orange and menthol. Available in India 3. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple Following the release of flavoured whisky like Tennessee Honey and Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s launched its Tennessee Apple variant in India this year. Refreshing, with the edge of crisp green apple, the unique character of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey shines through. The 750ml bottle is available at retail stores in Mumbai, Goa, Pune and Gurugram. Available in India A dram of flavour 1 2 7 3 4 5 8 6 TREN D ING 22| L U X E B O O K | D E C E MB E R 2 0 2 1 D E C E MB E R 2 0 2 1 | L U X E B O O K | 23