Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Royal Challenge Indian “whisky.” I put whisky in scare quotes bc/ this is a blend of malted barley and distilled molasses, or what amounts to rum. I thought it might be an interesting cross of a blended scotch and rum. I have heard that there are some decent whiskies from India. This is not one of them. It tastes awful. Like a blended scotch with a terrible aftertaste, but much worse. I can’t even put it into words. I can drink cheap whisky, and sometimes even enjoy it. I think the key is, if it lacks flavor, it has to be smooth, and if it’s harsh, it has to have something in it that tastes appealing. This tasted terrible and finished harshly. I was going to save it for a party trick, but I dumped about 75 percent of the bottle down the drain. It couldn’t even be drunk with a mixer. Stay away from this one. Luckily it only cost about 15 bones.