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Radico Khaitan reveals Jaisalmer Indian gin

Radico Khaitan has announced the launch of Jaisalmer Indian craft gin in the UK. Distilled at one of India's oldest distilleries, the launch has been timed to coincide with Diwali.

Jaisalmer is a city in India known as the jewel in India's crown. 

The gin will be available exclusively at The Whisky Exchange and through retailers in the UK. 

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin {pronounced Jessalmeer} is triple-distilled and produced in a copper pot still in small batches by master distiller Anup Barik at Rampur Distillery – the makers of Rampur Indian single malt whisky. The distillery is one of India’s oldest, located in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Anup Barik has chosen seven of the 11 botanicals used in the distillation from all four corners of India. The coriander and vetiver are grown in the fields around Jaisalmer in the North of India. The sweet orange peel comes from Central India. Cubeb Pepper berries and Lemon Grass from Southern India, Darjeeling Green Tea leaves from Eastern India and Lemon Peel from Western India make up the remaining Indian-sourced botanicals.

Other botanicals include angelica root, liquorice, caraway seeds and juniper berries are from Tuscany.

Sanjeev Banga, President – International Business at Radico Khaitan says: “We’re delighted to be launching our first Indian Craft Gin and are excited about the heritage behind the brand as well as the Indian craftsmanship our Master Distiller uses to distil our new gin. Jaisalmer’s signature serve, the Jaisalmer Gin and Indian Tonic tastes like an oasis in the desert and we describe it as a drink fit for Royalty, harking back to the imperial age of the Maharajas and their moments of leisure and pleasure. Jaisalmer also makes an excellent base for exotic gin cocktails to be enjoyed by consumers especially in the UK, USA, the rest of Europe and other countries worldwide.”

Jaisalmer has an RRP of £35.45 for a 70cl bottle and an ABV of 43%. Exclusively available from The Whisky Exchange for November and from December selected high-end retailers.

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8 November 2018 - Sam Coyne the drinks report, editor