Coming in hot on the whisky scene, Indri-Trini has managed to bag several prestigious awards in recent times!
An exceptional single malt from the house of Piccadilly Distillery, Indri-Trini is the new star that the world is awakening to.
Named after the place where the distillery is located, Indri is a quaint little village situated in the catchment area of the Yamuna. Indri also refers to the word Indri or Indriya in Sanskrit, which denotes the five senses.
Trini, or The Three Wood, is curated by the brand’s master craftsmen. It is distilled using the traditional Indian six-row barley, matured in selected barrels, and blended carefully to bring out the individual contribution of each wood. From the first fill bourbon, Ex-French wine to the PX sherry casks, the barrels don’t overshadow the original whisky profile.
Indri-Trini is bottled at 46% ABV, and is a Non-Chill filtered whisky.
Nose: Hints of black tea, caramelised pineapple with a whiff of oak from the barrel comes forward, followed by vanilla and honey from the bourbon oak and traces of spiced tannins from the European oak, finally topped up with vinous raisin and sweet sherry notes. Gentle and mellow on the nose.
Taste: Elegant richness, smooth and warm on the sides of the mouth. Gentle spice and wood characters come through, followed by nutty flavours and hints of burnt pineapple, citrus and raisins.
Finish: A subtle and balanced finish where each flavour compliments one another without dominating. A smooth and long aftertaste with sweet fruity flavours coming up from the warmth of the throat, lingering long after.
Since its launch in 2022, its inaugural expression has bagged some of the most prestigious awards globally. Apart from getting the national Single Malt enthusiasts excited, Indri has also been generating a lot of attention in the international arena. Backed by a mammoth stock of 40,000 barrels, the distillery has been churning out 12,000 litres of malt spirit every day. Talk about being saddled in for the long haul.
Launched as part of the World Drinks Awards, the World Whiskies Awards honours the best whiskies in 16 categories across style and production methods. Indri-Trini came out shining, bagging the No Age Statement Category, and the Best Single Malt coming out India in 2022, irrespective of Age, ABV and Finish.
Another accolade came through the exemplary Dom Roskrow. A spirits writer, editor and consultant specialising in whisky, he’s been in the industry since 1991, and a whisky writer since 2001. At the 2022 edition of the Dom Roskrow’s New Wizards Awards (The NWAs), Indri-Trini was awarded the coveted Best Asian whisky of the year.
“This was one of the most competitive categories in this year’s Awards, with several gold medal winners competing for the title. This, though, was a revelation and joins a growing band of wonderful Indian whiskies. It is matured in ex-sherry, ex-bourbon and French oak casks so unsurprisingly there’s a lot going on — berry fruits and red peanuts, lemon, grapefruit and tropical notes, all held in place by freshly shaved wood tannins and soft spice,” says Dom Roskrow himself.
If that wasn’t enough, another feather in the cap was the Silver with 91 pts at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Tasted by the connoisseurs across the globe such as Ivan Dixon, Dawn Davies MW, Andrea Dionori, Jeremy Stephens, Ludo Ducrocq, they praised Indri-Trini as clean, malty nose with oak sweetness and hints of tropical fruits.
So now you know what your bar has been missing!