Edinburgh-based whisky firm unveils new Indian/Scotch blend

Edinburgh-based whisky firm unveils new Indian/Scotch blend

Edinburgh’s Fusion Whisky has announced the launch of a new blend of Scottish and Indian whiskies, created to celebrate the historic ties between the two countries.

According to a report by Insider, the limited edition E&K series combines whiskies from Scotland’s Ardmore and Glenrothes distilleries, with spirit from Amrut Distillery in Bangalore.

Founded in 1948, Amrut produces a wide range of spirits that includes single malt and blended whiskies, as well as brandy, rum, vodka and gin.

Just over 800 bottles of E&K have been produced. It’ll retail in Britain at £135, although the majority of the stock is set to be exported.

Fusion Whisky launched its first product, a blend of Scottish and Japanese whisky entitled The Glover, in 2015.

The firm’s first blend of Indian and Scotch whisky followed 12 months ago. Labelled The Kincardine, it was created from two casks from Amrut, paired with whisky from Scotland’s Glen Elgin and Macallan distilleries.

The 800-bottle release was named in honour of Victor Bruce, the 9th Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine, who served as Viceroy and Governor General of India between 1894–99.

The E&K, just like The Kincardine before, is the creation of Alex Bruce, master blender, managing director of Adelphi Distillery Ltd and great-grandson of Victor Bruce.

Fusion Whisky director Jim Millar said: “With our new fusion whiskies we’ll continue to celebrate Scotland’s international friendships as well as its global influence culturally, economically and socially.

“Fusion Whisky is a hugely positive business and I’m very proud of the fact we’re expanding following the success of the Glover.”

Last month Fusion Whisky announced that all three versions of its Glover series had sold out. Made from a blend of whiskies from Scotland’s Longmorn and Glen Garioch distilleries, and Japan’s Hanyu distillery, the 22-year-old version retailed for £1,050.

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