Royal Challenge Whisky
Royal Challenge // India
Also referred to as RC, Royal Challenge Whisky was first released in the Indian market in the 1980s and has become a popular brand in the country that consumes three times more whisky than the US. About 12% of the blend is comprised of Scotch whiskies mixed with malt made in India. The rest is actually a molasses-based neutral grain spirit. In essence, it's a rum flavored and billed as a whisky, which is not an uncommon way to produce "Indian Made Foreign Liquor" (the official designation for Indian whisky). This has been bottled at 42.8% ABV.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.