Rare and Limited Release Spirits with Raj Sabharwal
Updated: Jul 2
Join the team at Palate Partners and Dreadnought Wines on July 26th as we host celebrated Spirits Expert Raj Sabharwal for a fun and interactive spirits class featuring some truly amazing bottles. This class will feature several rare and limited release spirits from high-end labels Amrut, Blackadder and Waterford Whisky. At just $20 per person, this class is truly getting the biggest bang for your buck!
Amrut Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin
Waterford Gaia 1.1 Organic Irish Single Malt Whisky
Blackadder ‘Sherry Snake’ Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Amrut Aatma Unpeated Oloroso
Amrut Aatma Peated Indian Barley
Blackadder Rum (TBA)
*spirits may be subject to change depending on availability. These are due to be in stock by July 26th, but with potential logistical changes bottles may differ from what is listed.
Raj Sabharwal was born in England, grew up in Toronto, Canada and so far has lived in 18 cities in 5 countries. After 25 years in the corporate world Raj decided to follow his passions for fine wine and spirits and in 2010 started Purple Valley Imports USA LLC. In 2016 Purple Valley Imports changed their name to Glass Revolution Imports. The new name reflects their focus to revolutionize what is in the consumer’s glass. Raj is an avid wine and spirits collector and is WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 certified and a Certified Wine and Spirits Educator. In 8 years Raj and his two partners have grown their company from representing 1 brand in 3 states to today representing 10 brands in over 45 States. Glass Revolution is an importer specializing in world class spirits from independent distilleries. Raj personally selects the brands and selections offered. Glass Revolution were the first to import Single Malt Whiskies from India, England and Australia, into the USA. Purple Valley Imports has been recognized as “Whisky Importer of the Year” for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of America Whisky. In 2017 Whisky Magazine recognized Raj as World Whisky Ambassador (Highly Commended) with their American Icon’s of Whisky. Glass Revolution’s portfolio includes a number of multi-award winning products, including 3 World Whiskies of The Year.
*Bio from whiskiesoftheword.com.
Amrut Distilleries Ltd is an Indian company that produces distilled beverages. It is best known for its eponymous Amrut brand of single malt whisky, which is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. The brand became famous after world famous whisky connoisseur Jim Murray gave it a rating of 82 out of 100 in 2005 and 2010. In 2010, Murray named Amrut Fusion single malt whisky as the third best in the world.
Condé Nast Traveler recently wrote an article dedicated to Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin and Amrut was recently featured in Forbes’ “How Twenty Whiskies Changed The World” article
Blackadder is an independent bottler of single malt Scotch whisky. It was founded in 1995 by Robin Tucek and John Lamond, and named after historic Scottish figure Bishop John Blackadder. The company's bottlings are generally from single casks, are neither chill-filtered nor colored, and are bottled in clear glass to allow customers to see the natural color of the whisky.
Since 2000, Blackadder has also offered the "Raw Cask" series, which consists of whisky bottled directly from the cask, without even mechanical filtering. In 2014 Blackadder introduced a range of whiskies called Black Snake. These whiskies are produced using a Solera system, where aged single malts are placed into either an Oloroso or PX Sherry cask for further aging. When deemed ready, 2/3 of the cask is drawn to be bottled and the cask is replenished with more single malt for further maturation. Each draw for bottling is known as a "Venom".
Waterford was started by Mark Reynier, of Bruichladdich fame. After having successfully resurrected Bruichladdich, it was purchased by Remy Cointreau. Mark, not one to sit idle, went in search of a new project.
Waterford is one of the true grain to bottle distilleries. Partnering with local Irish Barley producers, Waterford has already challenged the Whisky game in Ireland. Mark and his team have set out to challenge the common belief that Whisky does not have "terroir".
By providing full transparency, the end consumer will be able to obtain all details about how the Whisky came to be. View the full Waterford brochure here.
Waterford was featured in Forbes’ The Best Irish Whiskeys According To The International Wines & Spirits Competition article as well as in the LA Times.