Diageo India presents the second edition of United’s Epitome Reserve whisky – a limited-edition Peated Single Malt with just 3,600 numbered bottles, signed by the Master Blender Mahesh Patil himself. Diageo India’s inventive attempts to broaden its foray into the artisanal craft spirit industry have been spurred by the increased demand for the debutant Epitome Reserve.
Epitome Reserve Peated Single Malt whisky embodies the grandiose of the Himalayan Foothills and northern plains, and the beauty of the Mandovi river. It is created using seven inimitable steps.
Only select Indian six-row barley, that travel from the Himalayan foothills over 2000 kilometers to Goa, go into the making of Epitome Reserve Peated Single Malt whisky. Then, the sweet waters of the Mandovi river hydrate the heads of perfectly broken grains, and the heat from the Islay peat give the full-bodied earthy grains it a marine twist.
The play of the sea and spice ensue as the liquid moves from copper pot stills to maturation in American Oak casks against the briny Goan sea breeze. The liquid is then exclusively finished in cabernet sauvignon casks. This adds a vibrant and lively flavor, reminiscent of mint, plum, mulberry, and cherry flavors to the liquid, which is enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with a dash of water.