If the Indian Premier League is the annual festival of Cricket for the lovers of this beautiful game, the World Cup is perhaps the greatest Cricket carnival we could ever ask for! No matter who you are, and where you live, the love for Cricket is perhaps the greatest uniting factor for Cricket lovers.
We have all congregated around a television set with friends and family, when everything stands still, and nothing can separate your gaze from the screen. Could you ever forget the feeling of being so engrossed into a Cricket match that even bathroom breaks are rendered irrelevant, and voices are hushed away to preserve the concentration of an entire room?
But what really elevates the true Cricket experience is a bottle of your favourite whisky and the priceless company of your friends and family to enjoy it with. Whether it’s playing a drinking game and taking a shot of whisky every time your team grabs a wicket, or betting over predictions and making the loser chug their drink, everything is better with whisky!
No matter your preferences or budget, we bring you some of the best whisky brand suggestions to help you prove that sportsman’s spirit is not the only spirit that can be had during a Cricket match!
The Best Bang-For-The-Buck Whiskies!
The ideal choice for a huge party with your friends and family. Blenders Pride is not only an excellent blended Indian whisky, it is also one of the most elegant choices in the market at an unbeatably affordable price.
Nothing is as synonymous with a terrific evening of joshing around with your friends as an evening with Royal Stag. A significant part of every young adult’s first introductions to whisky, this iconic Indian whisky brand is a staple ingredient for an evening of Cricket mania and celebrations.
A terrific blended Indian whisky that combines the exquisite smoothness of fine grain whiskies with the richness of imported Scotch malts, Imperial Blue is the brand of choice for millions of whisky lovers in India. Imperial Blue is an exceedingly popular drink in the market owing to its superior quality at an unbeatable price. It is a whisky that can elevate your drink to a whole new level no matter how you choose to enjoy it.
The Gateway-To-Goodness Whisky
A crowd-favourite for all the right reasons, Ballantine’s Finest is one of India’s most popular Scotch whiskies, and no matter how you like your whisky, it’s the right choice for you. A blended Scotch whisky that is bursting with flavour, Ballantine’s Finest is equally delightful with mixers.
The most popular Bourbon whiskey brand around the world, Jim Beam is a drink that has withstood the test of time banking on its great taste and economical pricing. It has gained phenomenal traction in the Indian market and is placed perfectly in the sweet spot between ultra-premium and premium whiskies; a must try!
Johnnie Walker Red Label
A robust blended Scotch whisky expression, the Red Label is Johnnie Walker’s highest selling expression worldwide. It is extremely popular for cocktails and has been known to be preferred by many bartenders to be used with mixers. If you are a seasoned whisky drinker, it is a good Scotch to be enjoyed over the rocks. Carrying a substantial amount of peatiness, the Red Label is a safe choice if you do not wish to take risks.
Whiskies That Define Opulence and Luxury
While some whiskies work wonderfully with mixers, and some slammed down as a shot, ‘the single malt that started it all’ is what could be called the gentleman’s drink while enjoying the gentleman’s game. The Glenlivet is a breathtakingly flavourful single malt is distilled in the luscious Speyside region of Scotland, and is the ultimate company while watching a Cricket match.
The Irish gift to the rest of the world, Jameson Whiskey is the perfect drink for people who love drinking games. One of the smoothest drinks to have ever been distilled, this amazing Irish classic whisky is the most adaptable drink you could ever get your hands on. Jameson Whiskey is brilliant to sip on, take a shot or mix into your favourite whiskey cocktail.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
An interesting twist to a classic Old No. 7, the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is a cinnamon flavoured whiskey liqueur. One of the best choices for playing drinking games while watching Cricket with your gang, it has a slightly lower alcohol strength so you can drink to your heart’s content. The Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey is a perfect alternative if you wish to enjoy a non-flavoured American whiskey. If you are a whisky loving Cricket maniac, these brands are the right match for you!