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Issue 150 - The Royal Drams

Whisky Magazine Issue 150
April 2018


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The Royal Drams

Drinking in the Palace experience

India has a rich culture and history, dominated by kings and emperors, who built dynasties showcased through imposing palaces and mighty forts. Some of these are more than a 100 years old. During the years, many of these have been converted into luxury hotels and witness high end global travellers. Integral to "The Palace Experience" are fine bars, offering a great selection of premium whiskies and spirits, as well as whisky experiences.

We invite you to join us as we appreciate a dram at some of these bars in India as we explore ëthe royal drams.

Trophy Bar Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the worldís largest private residences, home to the royal family of Jodhpur. Creation of this edifice started in 1928 and was completed 15 years later in 1943 with 347 breathtaking rooms which were erected over a space of 26 acres out of which 15 acres were occupied by lush green gardens.

The palace oozes grandeur and has been welcoming its prosperous clientele since 1971, when it opened its doors to invite people to experience its scenic beauty. The most distinctive feature of the palace is its 105ft high cupola which has drawn inspiration from the Renaissance. Rajput heritage has also been delicately inculcated in the design which has been done by the architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester.

The Trophy Bar at the Umaid Bhawan Palace gets one face to face with royalty with the pink sandstone and marble floors, surrounded by exquisite artifacts like Tiger skin cushi...

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