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Mangrove Global Brings Indri Single Malt to The UK

Indri Indian single malt

Whyte & Mackay initially brought Indri Indian single malt into the UK, but now, courtesy of Mangrove Global, it is finally back on the market. The relaunch answers the high demand for the brand, which when it was available, was quickly snapped up from the shelves by fans of Indian whiskies.


The Indri single malt was first launched in India in 2021, followed by the international market in August 2022. The whisky is made at Piccadily distillery, India’s largest independent malt spirits producer, in Indri, Haryana. Even though Piccadily has been producing whiskies since 1994, Indri is the first whisky from the distillery exported to the international market.


The spirit is made using natural Indian ingredients, including six-row barley, which has been grown in the arid regions of Rajasthan for thousands of years. Distilling and maturation happen in a subtropical climate that encourages accelerated evaporation, helping to mature the whisky much faster. 



The Mangrove Gloral has expanded its world whisky portfolio by introducing Indri’s expressions, Dru and Trini, to the UK market. Additionally, limited volumes of Indri Diwali Collector's Edition will be allocated exclusively to selected customers.


“There is something really exciting about whiskies produced and aged in such extreme climates - the way the production processes are tweaked because of this produces flavours you can’t find anywhere else. Indri’s whiskies are very rich and complex with tropical fruit aromas and velvety texture," said Steph Holt, curator of the Mangrove whisky portfolio.

 

“I’m already looking forward to the conversations this whisky will start at tastings in the not-so-distant future!”


Indri's flagship expression, Trini, is a blend of three casks: bourbon, French wine and PX sherry. This combination allows each cask to contribute its unique taste without overshadowing the original whisky's flavour. The resulting profile is fruity and sweeter whisky that displays nutty notes on the palate.


Indri Trini is offered at 46% ABV and retails for around £46 to £60 (US$58 to $76).


Indri Trini Triple Cask Indian Whisky


Indri Dru takes inspiration from ancient mythology, where Dru is described as a wooden vessel for collecting and offering drinks to the Gods. Indri Dru is also referred to as 'the cask strength' expression, which ended up being the most sought-after when the whisky was first introduced in the UK. The whisky is aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, carefully selected and blended by Indri’s master blender, Surrinder Kumar. The final result is a complex single malt with a fairly long, mixed fruit finish.


Indri Dru is offered at 57.2% BV and retails for around £55 to £78 (US$70 to $99), depending on the retailer.


Indri Dru Indian single malt

Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023 is a peated single malt aged in PX sherry casks and is offered at 63.5% ABV. This unique expression offers notes of candied dried fruits, toasted nuts, subtle spices, oak and bittersweet chocolate on the palate. The limited-edition retails for around £165 (US$210).

Indri Diwali Collector's Edition 2023


“The beauty of world whisky is the story that each spirit is able to tell as the authentic flavours of each terroir shine through. These distinct expressions from Indri each offer something different to the drinker, but all will help to transport world whisky lovers to this unique part of the world," said Nick Gillett, MD of Mangrove Global.


“We’ve spent a lot of time and effort building our world Whisky portfolio into a best-in-class curation of exceptional spirits. And having Indri join us is just further testament to Mangrove’s commitment to bringing new, exceptional liquids to the UK market.”


Established in 2006, Mangrove Global distributes a wide range of whiskies in the UK. The impressive portfolio of world whiskies includes Balcones and Uncle Nearest from the US, the Danish Stauning whisky, Milk & Honey single malt from Israel, and Red Bank Canadian whisky, launched in May 2024 in the UK.

 

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