Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023: The World's Whisky Sensation from Piccadily Distilleries!

Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023: The World's Whisky Sensation from Piccadily Distilleries!

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Published on October 6, 2023

Dear whisky enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and those seeking to uplift their spirits, we bring you thrilling tidings! Brace yourselves as we unveil the toast of the town – Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023, a proud creation of India, now basks in the glory of being crowned the world's finest whisky brand! And this isn't just any win; it's the illustrious "Double Gold Best In Show" title, proudly claimed at the prestigious Whiskies of the World competition. So, my friends, it's time to raise those glasses high to celebrate this remarkable feat!

Piccadily Distilleries: Where Magic Happens

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, Piccadily Distilleries takes pride in crafting Indri whisky. Using six-row barley sourced from Rajasthan and the pure glacier waters of the Yamuna River, they've perfected the art of whisky making. Their secret? Traditional Indian copper-pot stills and ageing in Pedro Ximenez (PX) Sherry Casks. The result? A whisky that's smoky, nutty, and downright irresistible.

Indri's Rising Stardom

Indri, the homegrown brand from Piccadilly Distilleries, burst onto the scene in 2021 with its triple-barrel single malt, Indri-Trini. Fast forward to today, and it's bagged over 14 international awards. With Indian single malts gaining global recognition, Indri is leading the charge with its exquisite flavours and impeccable quality.

The Art of Craftsmanship

Crafted with care and precision, Indri whisky boasts a recipe that's nothing short of exceptional. Made from six-row barley and distilled in traditional Indian copper pot stills, this whisky takes you on a sensory journey like no other.Visualize a flavour symphony featuring smoky hints, candied dried fruits, toasted nuts, delicate spice notes, the comforting presence of oak, and a subtle bittersweet chocolate twist. If your taste buds are already celebrating, you're not alone!

A Toast to Excellence

Indri whisky is the brainchild of Piccadily Distilleries, situated in the heart of Haryana. This peated Indian single malt is not your run-of-the-mill whisky; it's a flavour explosion waiting to delight your taste buds. But what exactly is a "peated" whisky? Well, it's all about that smoky essence, and Indri whisky knows how to bring it to the forefront. They use peat fires to dry malted barley, and the result is pure magic.

A World of Indulgence

Starting from November 2023, you can savour the brilliance of Indri whisky not just in India but also in the United States and select European countries. So, whether you're planning a cosy evening at home or a grand celebration, make sure to have a bottle of Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023 on your list. It's the whisky that brings the world together in a single sip.

Whiskies of the World Awards: The Ultimate Stage

The Whiskies of the World Awards is like the Oscars for whisky. It's where the best of the best gather to showcase their liquid artistry. While most blended whiskies combine single malt and grain whiskies from various distilleries, a single malt whisky, like Indri, hails from a single distillery. It's the epitome of craftsmanship and a testament to the unique flavours each distillery can offer.

Awards Keep Pouring In

Indri whisky's cabinet is filling up with accolades faster than you can say "cheers." From the Tokyo Whiskey and Spirits Competition to the World Whiskey Awards, it's been showered with praise. And it's no surprise – every sip is a symphony of flavours, from sweet cherry and oak to vanilla and caramelised pineapple.

Where to Find Indri Whisky

Indri whisky is not just a local legend; it's a global sensation. You can find it in various countries outside India, including the UK, South Korea, New Zealand, UAE, France, and Germany. In India, it's available across numerous states, from Haryana to Telangana. So, no matter where you are, Indri is closer than you think.

Join the Whisky Revolution

As Siddhartha Sharma, Founder of Piccadily Distilleries, rightly puts it, "The perception of India is changing globally." With Indri whisky taking the title of the world's best, it's clear that Indian spirits are making waves. So, whether you're a seasoned whisky connoisseur or just starting your journey, Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023 is your passport to a world of flavour.

In the words of Indri, "This unique expression entices you with a whiff of smoke and awakens your senses." So, why wait? Dive into the world of Indri and experience whisky like never before.


Discover Italian Charm at Oliveto: St. Regis Goa's Newest Culinary Gem

Discover Italian Charm at Oliveto: St. Regis Goa's Newest Culinary Gem

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 15, 2024

Experience a taste of Italy at St. Regis Goa Resort's latest dining addition, Oliveto, a refined Italian eatery that promises to redefine South Goa's culinary scene. Nestled against scenic pool views and adorned with tasteful interiors, Oliveto celebrates the essence of Italian cuisine, highlighting the purity of ingredients and the timeless allure of olive oil, a staple of Mediterranean culinary traditions.

Embodying the Italian concept of "La Dolce Vita," Oliveto presents a menu steeped in tradition yet infused with modern flair. Each dish reflects Italy's culinary heritage, meticulously crafted with fresh, vibrant flavors. The restaurant's ambiance exudes rustic Italian charm, creating a vibrant atmosphere filled with energy and warmth.

Named after the ancient olive trees that grace Italy's landscapes, Oliveto pays homage to the centuries-old tradition of olive harvesting and the spirit of community it embodies. With its rustic interiors and inviting outdoor terrace, Oliveto provides a welcoming backdrop for guests to indulge in contemporary interpretations of classic Italian dishes, promising a culinary journey filled with passion, creativity, and the unmistakable taste of Italy.

Embark on a culinary adventure at Oliveto with tantalizing starters like the Insalata Oliveto, featuring a vibrant mix of roasted cherry tomatoes, red onions, and smoked olives in a refreshing lemon emulsion. Explore their inventive take on Tuscan cuisine with the Cavelossim Ribollita, followed by artisanal pizzas boasting a sourdough base and tantalizing toppings like olives and burrata. Indulge in fragrant delights such as the Goan Red Rice Risotto infused with saffron and mascarpone, or treat yourself to decadent desserts like Panna Cotta and Affogato al Caffe. For a truly immersive experience, opt for the signature Esperienza di Punta, curated to transport guests to the lush olive farms of Italy, featuring an array of cheeses, tomatoes, and basil paired with exquisite olive oils.

With Oliveto, St. Regis Goa Resort invites guests to savor the charm of Italy in a picturesque setting, where every dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and culinary excellence.


Midleton Distillery Releases Its Most Aged Whiskey Ever

Midleton Distillery Releases Its Most Aged Whiskey Ever

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 13, 2024

Midleton Distillery has unveiled a landmark release in its prestigious Silent Distillery Collection—Chapter Five. This 49-year-old whiskey is not only Midleton’s oldest to date but also a testament to the art of whiskey-making. Distilled back in 1973 by the then Master Distiller Max Crockett using the world’s largest pot still, it represents a bridge across generations of distillers.

Kevin O’Gorman, the current Master Distiller, describes this release as "an exceptional liquid that exceeds expectations," inviting whiskey lovers to a unique tasting journey that combines rich history with exquisite craftsmanship.

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The whiskey matured in an American ex-bourbon barrel selected for its quality and historical significance. After nearly five decades, the result is a complex profile of fruits, nuts, and spices, rounded off with a long, satisfying finish of caramel and oak. The sensory journey begins with delicate fruit notes, evolving into deeper flavours of dark chocolate and herbal tea, seasoned with a hint of spices.

Adding to its exclusivity, the final six months of maturation took place in a special barrel, repaired in the mid-1970s by Dominic Buckley, a renowned cooper. This cask, maintained over the years by Buckley's son Ger, now the Master Cooper, is emblematic of the craftsmanship passed down through generations.

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Each bottle of Chapter Five is encased in a hand blown decanter from Waterford Crystal and housed in a custom-designed cabinet by Irish designer John Galvin. Made from tiger brown oak burr and accented with reclaimed oak from Irish whiskey vats, the packaging itself is a collector’s item.

Priced at €55,000, this exquisite whiskey is available in select markets, including the US, UK, and Europe, making it a must-have for collectors and connoisseurs worldwide.


Bastian Restaurant Expands to the Garden City, Bengaluru

Bastian Restaurant Expands to the Garden City, Bengaluru

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 13, 2024

Bastian Hospitality Private Limited has announced the grand opening of Bastian Garden City in Bengaluru, marking the brand's third venture in India following its successful establishments in Mumbai's Bandra and Dadar districts.

Founded in 2016, Bastian has garnered widespread acclaim for its unique culinary offerings, blending inventive pairings with comforting classics. Ranjit Bindra, the founder & CEO of Bastian Hospitality Private Limited, expressed his excitement about the expansion, stating, “Our vision has always been to establish a hospitality brand renowned for its exceptional dining and bar experiences. We’re thrilled to kickstart our nationwide expansion with this exciting venture in Bengaluru.”

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Bastian Bengaluru presents a diverse menu featuring flavored creations inspired by American and Asian cuisines, promising an indulgent dining experience for patrons. Additionally, the restaurant maintains its focus on a crafted bar selection, ensuring its position as a premier nightlife destination.

Situated on St. Mark’s Road, Bastian Garden City occupies a 60-plus-years-old bungalow behind St. Mark’s Hotel, offering a spacious setting spread across 22,000 sq ft of space across two levels. The chic decor, inspired by chic holiday destinations, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. Although plans for a waterfall in the alfresco area have been put on hold due to the city's water shortages, the ambiance remains enchanting.

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Chef Amol Phute has curated a menu that introduces meatier options while retaining the signature favorites from Bastian Mumbai. Dishes like the Peruvian tenderloin tiradito with chipotle ponzu and the salmon and snapper ceviché with mango offer a tantalizing culinary journey for diners.

For those seeking a delightful dining experience coupled with vibrant ambiance, Bastian Garden City in Bengaluru promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. So, gather your friends and family and embark on a culinary adventure at Bastian!

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