Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskies in the World

most expensive whiskey in the world

Whiskey is a type of alcoholic distilled drink made from the fermented mash of grain.
Various grains (malt), including barley, corn, rye, and wheat, are used for different varieties.
Whiskey is usually aged in wooden barrels, usually made of white oak.
Perhaps it ranks among the most popular alcoholic drinks after rum and beer.
Whiskey can be pricey too, as most of the whiskey brands are high priced, not because of their quality or taste, but because of the bottles.
There are many premium brands available in the market with rarest vintage collections that we can enjoy at expensive restaurants along with some other expensive wines.
But some are exceptional cases of the rarity with an unmatchable taste that arent available at regular stores but only in auctions or at most luxurious hotels or cruises.
If you are wondering these are the top 10 most expensive whiskey in the world:

10. The Macallan 1926 - $75,000

As the name suggests, Macallan 1926 was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986, the oldest one in Macallan’s Fine and Rare Collection limited to only 40 bottles. 
The Macallan 1926 was and still is, the first distillery release in the Great and Rare range. 
Every year, a small number of bottles have been released, up to 75,000 US dollars per bottle.
Taste-
David Robertson describes its taste as,
“From memory, it was an incredibly rich, intense spirit – full of dried fruits, of prunes and dates and tons of incredible spicy notes of cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. I also recall zesty orange marmalade, hints of peat and smoke, finished with a delicious drying oak tannin from the sherry cask, and waxy, linseed oil and leather notes.”

9. Springbank 1919 (fine & rare) - $78,000

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Springbank 1919 is one of the few whiskey bottles which are aged over 50 years old that you can purchase online. 
It’s a Scotch single-malt whiskey with a dedicated niche market. The Whisky Exchange has it from a reputable distributor and delivers it to your front doorstep. 
You will find it more at the costly whiskey auctions, and you probably won’t have the chance to see it at the expensive wines stores of your area. 
Once upon a time, Springbank 1919 was listed as the most expensive whiskey in the Guinness Book of Records. 
It’s one of the most popular whiskey bottles in the world until today. This old distillery drink was bottled in 1970 and is part of the 1919 vintage series.
The whiskey has been created using traditional production methods and is therefore valuable. 
It is also a limited edition product since only 24 bottles were released.

8. Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955 - $94,000

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A bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955 was sold at an auction for $94,000 in New York City in 2012. 
Whereas other whiskey bottles are valued over their decanters, the rareness of this Glenfiddich 50 years makes it so expensive. 
The label comes from the name Janet Sheed, the granddaughter of Glenfiddich founder William Grant who lived till at the age of 110. 
Only 11 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed were made at the time. Before she died in 2012, Sheed was the oldest woman in Scotland. 
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955 is a combination with a pleasant flavor, woody oak, and hints of heather, hay pear with notes of spice. 
The light and smoothing Scotch whiskey with a note of cured meat and has a delicate aromatic nutmeg finish.
Taste-
The whiskey’s taste also has a valuable factor and is described as having a heavenly flavor of barley, pear, and heather. Its pale gold, with the hue of autumn barley in color. 
In terms of notes, it has light and delicate with soft-orange flavors and delicate violets, with roasted almonds and the smoothest whiff, and sweetness with a few drops of water. 
It’s light and delicate and has a surprisingly light taste of oak, amazing for a whiskey that spent so much time in European woods, in the fruity harmony and floral aroma. 
Creamy vanilla with a soft smokiness and some sweeter oak notes are beautifully balanced. 
A drop or two of water gives off the additional orange sweetness and incredible vibrancy. The finish is slightly dry right after tasting but grows very long, vivid, and sweet with time.

7. Dalmore 64 Trinitas - $150,000

64 year old whisky

Dalmore 64 Trinitas is a combination of the most exclusive and rare vintages in the distillery, including 1939, 1926, 1878, and 1868 series. 
As one might expect, there seems to be little left (or none) of whiskey from over a century ago, which is why only three bottles of Dalmore 64 Trinitas were made. 
Only one for direct sale is available and no reference to what happened to the two others. 
Its a possibility that the owners are enjoying this exotic drink or not in a mood to sell.
However, the Dalmore 64 Trinitas bottles are more likely to sell much higher than their original purchase price, after it finally appears at the auction.
Dalmore 64 Trinitas is sold for a price tag of 160,000 USD, terming it as one of the most expensive whiskey ever sold.
Its decanter has a sterling silver decoration of the bottle represents the “inner strength and outer shine” of the drink.
Dalmore, with Macallan, is among the most expensive whiskey brands.
Taste-
64 Trinitas’ notes are a glorious fusion of grapefruit, sandalwood, white musk, and Indonesian patchouli follows powerful notes of sweet raisins, rich Colombian coffee, crushed walnuts, and bitter orange.
To explore every hidden flavor, the spirit must be nurtured and sipped long in the mouth. 
You will receive a hint of mangoes, figs, caramel apples, roasted coffee, treacle toffee, marzipan, and soft licorice after you sip it for the first time. 
Then is a wave of lingering sensations: Vino Dulce Moscatel, marzipan, toffee treacle, soft licorice, roasted coffee.
This unforgettable fanfare is a smooth caress of truffles, walnuts, and muscovado sugar in your palate.

6. Dalmore 62 - $192,000

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Dalmore 62 is one of the costliest whiskey bottles sold for $250,000 in Singapore dollars or $192,000 in USD. This auction created history at Changi Airport.
The company has just released 12 bottles of different names in a limited edition of the series. 
Dalmore sold one for £22,000 in 2002, and the other for £32,000 in 2005.
By blending four different single malt whiskeys from the Scottish Highlands of 1939, 1926, 1876, and 1868 have been the creation of Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Matheson. 
Like the Dalmore 64 Trinitas, Dalmore has whiskeys dating from the beginning of the 19th century, 62 series a century-old, rare, and unique whiskey. 
The wood mold for which Dalmore created its decanter took 100 hours to be handcrafted, and its quarter-million dollars.
Its decanter is made up of beautiful platinum and special crystal.
Taste-
According to a CNBC post on the executive chef of Modena, Massimo Bottura, 
“The single malt has aromas of sun-kissed raisins, bitter chocolate, and old English marmalade; hints of Java coffee, Demerara sugar, pecan pie and crème brûlée in taste; and Sanguinello blood oranges, figs, and treacle linger on the aftertaste.”

5. Macallan 64 Lalique Cire Perdue - $464,000

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Macallan 64 is one of the whiskey brands Speyside distillery that have a high price for its use of valued decanters. 
Lalique Cire Perdue’s Macallan 64 was last seen at the 2010 auction sold for $464,000.
The quality of premium old whiskey was obtained by the blend of three by aging in Spanish oak casks from 1946, 1945, and 1942. 
As the most precious whiskey at the time, the brand was able to register in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Because of its unique combinations and subtle dark chocolate notes, it is a sophisticated drink. 
The brand donated the earnings to Charity: Water, a clean water organization.
Iconic French brand, Lalique, designed and produced the exceptional crystal decanter, can be found nowhere else.
The floral decanter was handmade by the cire perdue method and is considered exceptional, artistic, and extremely costly.
Taste-
Its taste at first comprises several flavors like cloves, cinnamon, cedarwood, orange peel, and peat smoke while subsequent transitions into concentrated peat smoke, treacle, walnuts, cocoa, and raisin. Graeme Russell, the brand ambassador, sips to describe the taste on Forbes Life,

4. The Macallan M - $464,000

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The Macallan M is the old and rare king of whiskeys that are stored in special cases like Macallan 18 sherry cask made from Spanish oak. 
Macallan M’s decanter is made of handcrafted crystal that has been crafted and developed by a team of 17 craftsmen. 
A collaboration between the designer Fabien Baron, Lalique crystal and Macallan, is the creation of the beautifully designed 6-liter rare bottle.
The crystal stopper is put in a luxury box later, so it has a beautiful and exclusive look.
Last known Macallan M was sold at a Hong Kong auction had an ABV of around 44.7%.
You might wonder what makes it so special to Macallan M that someone paid $628,205? 
Whiskey experts agree that the Macallan M is an exceptional product, as it can contain its quality in such a bottle–a decadent, gazing decanter of the crystal of nearly six liters capacity.
Taste-
Taste-wise, M edition has fruity overtones, including the delicate flavor of leather violet, apple cedar, and lemon enriched with the raisin.
According to the distillery, “vanilla accompanies green apple hand in hand, neither taking the lead. Ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon create an ensemble in the background, with polished oak offering to overstate, yet never does, but plays with a depth of resinous, juicy oranges, before the heavier raisin and sultana flavors take over, meandering to a long full finish.”
Experts also note the amber-colored liquid with a leather and tobacco overtone.

3. The Macallan Valerio Adami - $ 1.05 million

the macallan valerio adami 1926

On 3 October 2018, the obsession for Macallan Whiskeys came to a climax when Valerio Adami, a 60-year-old scotch, was sold for 1.05 million USD at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was, one of the rare distilleries symbols.
The price was incredible but not unprecedented: in May, a similar-release bottle was sold for just over $1 million at another Bonhams auction in Hong Kong to set a new world record for the most expensive whiskey ever sold. 
There’s also considerable bragging rights for the Macallan: distillery launches claim three of the most expensive whiskey spots (it’s 4 in our list).
Macallan bottled it in 1986 and commissioned Peter Blake and Valerio Adami to design the limited-edition labels-12 Adami labels and 12 Blake labels.
Firstly, the rare factor: there are only twelve Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 bottles that were made, and the number that remains in the world is unknown.
But speculations have it, one bottle has been drunk, and a bottle was demolished in an earthquake. 
It also features an exclusive bottle tag designed by Valerio Adami, the eponymous pop artist.
Taste-
Christie’s international head of wine, Tim Triptree,
“Obviously, after spending 60 years in cask it’s going to be quite dark in color — amber, a bit of mahogany in there. And then you’ll get some of the spices from the wood, little hints of vanilla, potentially some nutty characteristics, cinnamon, Christmas cake…. All sorts of different flavors and then the length — how long the flavors persist in the mouth — is going to be exceptional, and just reinforce all the aromas that you’re smelling.”

2. The Macallan 1926 - $1.5 million

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The 60-year-old Macallan was sold for a staggering $1.5 million, breaking the most recent records of the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever.
The premium bottle was sold on 29th November 2018 at Finest & Rarest Wine Spirits Christie auction in London.
60-year-old Macallan 1926 belonged to the 24-bottles limited edition series.
Along with Valerio Adami & Macallan estate reserve 1824, we cannot find this super rare whiskey at ordinary auctions.
60 year old whisky miniatureValerio Adami designed half while remaining was completed by the other Peter Blake.
This extremely rare drink was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986 after sixty years of aging.
The Macallan distillers preserved it in the ex-sherry casks of Macallan distillery in Scotland for six decades.
Every single bottle is hand-painted by renowned Irish artist Michael Dillon.
Taste-
The master of Macallan distiller from the mid-90s to the middle of the 2000s, David Robertson, is among the few who tried this and in his estimation,
“When I tasted it, the whiskey was quite intense, dry, and tasted of fruit with some hint of warming spice. But I had to try a lot of whiskeys over the years and in my humble opinion, there was a number that was better than this one.”

1. Isabella’s Islay - $6.2 million

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If you’re not always as concerned about your whiskey as the bottle, this is the top-of-the-line scotch whiskey for you.
Isabella’s Islay is the most expensive whiskey in the world, with an estimated price tag of US$6.2 million.
The reason behind its name is the place of origin, the island of Islay. The brand lets you customize and select the diamond-studded name on the bottle.
Isabella’s is one of the finest whiskeys ever you will taste. The Brand makes it of rare ingredients and high-quality grains.
Islay Scotch Whiskey is a 30-year-old, aged single malt scotch that reflects Islay’s complexity incredibly.
It’s a blend of artistic talent and outstanding craftsmanship that makes it one of the world’s most well-designed drink bottles.
It has the most valuable and costly whiskey, as rare as it can be for a drink.
If you are thinking why would anyone buy it for 6.2 million dollars?
The Islay value is all tied into its decanter, containing 8,500 diamonds, 300 rubies, and exquisite white gold. Put the just bottle alone, and it’s worth moreover $6 million. This makes it the world’s most expensive bottle for a beverage ever used.
It is one of the finest luxury money can buy, decanter apart, as far as the whiskey’s taste is concerned.
Isabella is the ultimate expression of the luxury scotch whiskeys, and it costs a ton of money on its own, even without its diamond and jewel-encrusted bottle.

Top 10 Gross Foods Around the World

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When you start a taste bud discovery of what can become fascinating dishes for a modernized American palate, the world is a diversified place. 
As strange as some of the dishes can be, many have profound ethnic backgrounds, some are the dishes of popular festivals, and royal dinners.
I meant no offense to readers who eat this food regularly this list is just for fun because after all, food is food.
What we may think as delicacy might be a disaster to our primate counterparts. 
Why people eat this type of food?
As we all can understand that before the grocery store concept or domestication of animals, prehistoric humans had to either farm or hunt their favorite foods.
As the scarcity of the animals increased, the prehistoric dishes diversified and integrated into the culture.
Some cultures changed with time, while some cultures preferred to stay with their traditional “tasty cuisine.”
Here we will list down some weird foods that people actually eat, and you may know some of them from the show, bizarre foods with Andrew Zimmern.
Take this list lightly and enjoy eating for a foodie adventure, Bon appétit!
These are the top 10 gross foods around the world:

10. Cockroach Soup

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Finding a cockroach even nearby your takeaway meal might make you furious, let alone finding in your food.
But, some people might find it tasty, as gross, it may seem Cockroach soup is probably the most disgusting food in the world to eat. 
While you may feel disappointed to get a dead cockroach in your soup, some individuals consider it healthy and pay it to be included in the soup specifically.
Where you may find it?
Some countries like Madagascar, Southeast Asian countries and China
How does it taste?
It leaves a particular mild taste which I cannot describe in soup texture-wise you may feel like deep-fried burnt french fries that are too crispy if eaten immediately

9. Head cheese

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It’s not simple to live as a peasant in the middle ages as you get leftover pieces of meat for dinner. 
So what to do when the head of a goat, sheep, or pig is all you can have? 
Make cheese with it! Head cheese is not a block of actual cheese.
It is a “food soup” produced of all the animal face parts that nobody wishes to consume and sometimes including feet.
Delicious isn’t it? A pickled version of Head cheese with vinegar is known as souse.
Where you may find it?
Everywhere, It’s middle-age peasant’s dish from Europe. 
If local meat groceries can provide you the ingredients, you can make your own. 
The only difference is that most people (almost none) eats them today.
How does it taste?
Varies in texture, depends on what part you got. Overall it has a strong cattle smell or taste.

8. Cod Milt or Cod sperm sacs

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Cod Milt, or Cod sperm sacks, also known in Japanese as ‘shirako,’ may seem frightening and uncomfortable, but in Japan, this reproductive organ is a cherished delicacy.
The squeamish adventurers will find it difficult to get past the strange-looking shape of milt, which looks a little like the brains of pigs, but if they do, they will be greatly rewarded for their leap of faith.
Where you may find it?
Japan and East Asia.
How does it taste?
Cod milt has a buttery, custard-like texture and taste, with a subtle sweetness to it.

7. Rat meat

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Rat meat is one of the gross foods that is a dietary foodstuff in others, while prohibited in some societies. 
Taboos include concerns about a disease or spiritual prohibition, but in many locations, people have incorporated this disgusting food into local diets.
This one is interesting:
If you’re not satisfied with eating rats, why not try eating after rat leftovers? 
In India, there is a rat temple of Karni Devi, and people from all over the world go to meet millions of living pet rats, believed to be adored ones’ reincarnations. 
Worshippers believe that the rats in the property are the goddess to whom they devote the temple.
Before entering the temple, people have to take off their shoes and carry some milk or baked goods for sharing with rats. 
It’s believed as a blessing from the goddess herself if a rat eats alongside with worshippers.
And don’t dare to harm any of these creatures because the temple has its punishment for harming them.
Ironically, the workers and all who lived around the temple survived the Black Plague, and to date, there are no recorded cases of humans contracting a disease from the temple rats.
Hindus believe that their rodent dwellers have protected their property against alien rats carrying the lethal fleas.
Must visit once.
Where you may find rat meat?
China, North Korea, and Southeast Asia
How does it taste?
People who have tried it say it tastes like chicken

6. Pacific Geoduck

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Geoducks are weird creatures at the bottom of deep ocean water burrowing in the sand. 
They develop up like a tree so that their bodies can reach the ground layer and get some food.
None of this is particularly odd, and I’m aware geoducks have a great flavor, but they’re just about something. 
Perhaps it’s the term ‘Gooey Duck,’ which doesn’t sound pleasant. 
Or perhaps it’s the fact that they look like they should be censored by a big black box.
It may look somewhat familiar to some naughty heads
Where you may find it?
Particularly in East Asian and Pacific cuisine
How does it taste?
It tastes like a raw clam with salty oceany taste

5. Hákarl, fermented shark

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First, take a poisonous shark. Then, cure it with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for four to five months. 
After drying, cut it into strips then, you’ll get Hakarl, the most disgusting food you will ever find in artics.
The strong ammonia smell makes many first-timers gag.
Where you may find it?
Iceland
How does it taste?
The fresh shark’s acid contributes to the ammonia smell. Soft yellow hákarl from the shark’s corpse has a cheese-like texture, while yellowish stomach meat is chewier. 
Those who taste it describe the flavor from fishy and gentle to strong blue cheese.

4. Casu Marzu

Casu-Marzu

Casu marzu is a Sardinian cheese produced from goat’s milk, sometimes referred to as maggot cheese.
But the manner people prepare it is what causes this dish so dreadful. 
Cheesemakers add the eggs of flies early in the fermentation cycle. The eggs develop and start eating for weeks.
As it breaks the fats of the cheese down, there is a unique flavor that many eaters to be “delightful” in taste.
Many individuals carefully remove the maggots at the time of consumption. Some adventurers may keep them reflecting maggots add an extra flavourful punch.
Where you may find it?
Italy and some parts of France.
How does it taste?
It has a taste like stronger blue cheese Gorgonzola with a somewhat stinky taste.

3. Balut

Balut

If someone put balut on your tray, you might believe that a hard-boiled egg is served. 
That’s until you open it and spill out an intact duck’s egg on the dish. 
Balut is produced when fertilized duck eggs are put in hot sunlight, regarded as a street food delicacy in several Asian nations.
The server holds the eggs up to the light after about eight days and inspected to make sure the budding embryo is ready. 
The eggs are then cooked and served with a salt dash and a few lemons juice squirts.
Where you may find it?
Southeast Asia
How does balut taste?
A good balut, including the embryo, is milder in flavor, and there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to the embryo’s texture.

2. Gaebul (Live Spoon Worms)

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Whether cooked or raw, I mention it, Koreans enjoy their seafood, live. 
Spoon worms (Gaebul) are a type of marine animal that is very commonly found in Soth Korean fish markets.
Together with its supposed “turn-on” characteristics, the odd-shaped presence of spoon worms gained them the nickname of “penis fish.”
Usually consumed raw and live, Gaebul is generally sliced into bits of bite-size that keeps turning around on the tray before popping into our mouth.
Do you never know what else is there in this crazy world? 
Where you may find it?
Korea
How does it taste?
It tastes like chewy saltwater (To be clear, I never tried this dish and not considering to taste it).

1. Virgin Boy Eggs

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After reading about spoon fish, let me be clear this is an SFW post, don’t get frightened by the vulgar cannibalistic name of this dish.
By eggs, I mean real eggs.
A local delicacy in Dongyang, China, regular chicken or duck eggs are immersed in the urine of children under ten years of age. 
Egg makers gather urine from primary school volunteer kids. Locals are willing to pay twice for these bad guys with the notion that these eggs are great for body circulation.
We can only imagine what disgusting gross foods are waiting for you on the other side of the globe.
Be ready to stand for them–they charge about twice the price of an ordinary egg. 
This is also a way for young boys to ‘piss off’ adults.
Where you may find it?
Dongyang, China.
How does it taste?
According to people who have tried it mention salty-sour taste.

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Top 10 Best Tequila Brands in India

Tequila Brands in India

Tequila is an exotic drink made from Blue Agave Plant extract, primarily originated in Mexico. 
For drinkers of all ages, love for Tequila continues.
Tequila arrives in a variety of distinct colors from a pure, clear distilled beverage to a dark brown color. 
The color differs according to the aging process, and the wood used for storing. 
This beverage has never been on average India’s consumer collection, but it occupies a unique place in the country’s hearts of fine spirits connoisseurs.
Tequila is usually taken neatly in Mexico. By law, it can only be made in Jalisco state and can be enjoyed as shots with lemon or in cocktail form. 
Which makes this drink costly, that’s why individuals prefer to avoid drinking it outside in bars or restaurants.
If you are planning a trip to Goa or want to try something new to tingle your taste buds we have listed the best tequila brands in India with price:

10. Montejima Reposado Tequila

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Price~3500/-

Originating in Mexico, the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits awarded Double Gold medal to Montejima Reposado.
It is one of India’s popular tequila brands, beautifully mixed with wood and vanilla, and is rich in flavor.
For nearly two months, makers keep the solution in oak barrels. The wonderful blend and its fruity flavor create it unique.

9. El Agave Blanco Tequila

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Price~1800/-

The triple distillation process produces exceptional, transparent, and clear El Agave Blanco tequila.
Its flavor is exceptional as the distillation process of the roasting method as component brick ovens extents its Mexican essence with a smooth finish and rich luxurious taste that is unforgettable.
Also, it has a quite affordable price ranging from 1800 to 2000 rupees in India, which you cannot resist.

8. Piedra Azul Reposado Tequila

Price~1500/- for 750ml

Made by 100% Blue Weber Agave from the Los Altos region in Jalisco’s central area, Piedra Azul Tequila Reposado is distilled in Tototlan’s century-old La Madrileña.
Aging in oak for a minimum of four months, distillers make Piedra Azul Reposado exhibit light, sweet flavors of vanilla and honey blended with fresh citrus and a smooth, clean texture.
Piedra Azul Reposado is also a flavorful addition to any premium cocktail, delightful to sip on its own.

7. XXX Siglo Treinta

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Price~2600/- for 750ml

Many enthusiasts love the strong taste then XXX Siglo is an ideal option for the perfect kick to taste buds.
Once you open the bottle, the unique aroma of Blue Agave will surely attract you to go for a sip to enjoy this exotic drink choice.
XXX Siglo Treinta’s original essence, embedded tightly in the core of the best Blue Agave, made by slowly boiling in stone ovens that produce the delightful honey flavor that for decades has been characteristic of Mexico’s culture.
You’ll get wild kick after taking a sip, full-flavored with a touch of caramel.
Its initial smoothness and a high kick through mouth and throat will make you enjoy all the fire without burning sensation.

6. Blue Head Blanco

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Price~3150/- for 750ml

Blue Head Blanco Tequila by Tequilera Las Juntas is a perfect choice if you go for your tequila shots with slow sips for the sweet and oak-based taste.
You will certainly enjoy the intense and citrus earthy notes to only order you some more shots after the first sip.
Blue Head Silver Blanco Agave is my favourite tequila with affordable cheap price and premium taste.

5. U4RIK Tequila Añejo

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Price~3300/- for 750ml

U4RIK Anejo Tequila has a wonderful, smooth and flavorful balance as distillers age this tequila in specially selected oak barrels for at least two years. 
It has almost floral pine notes that complement the sugar-rich agave and a one-dimensional taste with a familiarity of whiskey. 
U4RIK is the 2-time winner in the Best Spirit Competition competition in the world.

4. Riazul Premium Añejo Tequila

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Price~4000/- for 750ml

After two distillation processes, Riazul Premium Anejo tequila is 100% agave and stored in French white oak wood barrels.
This tequila has an added rich French flavor mixed with marzipan, oak, espresso, butter toffee, and a touch of cinnamon and clove.
We should designate this tequila as a French drink a top world taste.

3. Asombroso Silver Tequila

Silver Tequila

Price~4000/- for 750ml

It is a type of tequila that does not require a combination of salt, lemon, or cocktail.
Indeed, one can feel that these additions would be unfair to this truly refined experience of agave.
The flavor is fantastic, and the taste is amazing, and smooth texture results from the care that goes while brewing.
Drinking the Asom Broso Silver Tequila is an experience varying from the first punch of fennel, licorice, anise, and dried herbs to the toast and mellow finish.
Aeration brings out notes of chocolate, olive brine, rye bread, and green olive.

2. El Capo Extra-Aged Añejo Tequila

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Price~11250/- for 750ml

Forgive me for including this high-priced tequila brand, but I can’t control myself to include this one.
Dark gold color and the smell of strong caramel, oak, vanilla, and almonds distinguishes this tequila that is aged for at least five years in the barrels of oak.
Taste like notes Walnut, fruit, chocolate, fruit flavor, and a trace of dried fruit.
One of Mexico’s most promising and traditional distilleries, Tequilera Newton, makes this best tequila for shots.
Since its inception in 1941, El Capo extra-aged tequila has been one of the most significant products distilled process using manual distillation and fermentation procedures from carefully chosen Blue Agave.
This is one of the popular brands of tequila in the world in terms of flavor awesomeness.

1. Don Julio 1942

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Price~5300/- for 750ml

Don Julio 1942 is the best tequila brand in India for top-notch pleasure, celebrating a special occasion, or just enjoying a high-level pure tequila experience.
This small-batch tequila is aged for at least two-and-a-half years and has rich dark chocolate, caramel, and oak notes.
1942 has the distinction of being meticulously aged and being incredibly pure with no extra flavors.
The outcome is an ultra-smooth, smooth flavor that is slightly nutty yet slightly delicious taste, making it a tequila to appreciate on the rocks and neatly.

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Top 10 Rum Brands in India

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Rum is one of the favorite alcoholic beverages with a worldwide following of party lovers. 
Many best rum brands are introducing new, higher-end, and more costly bottles in their lineup.
Indians are traditional with rum, unlike expensive whiskeys we prefer taste instead of aged value, or rareness.
How Rum is made?
Rum is an alcoholic distilled beverage made with fermentation and distillation of molasses (sugarcane juice). 
After distillation, they age the alcoholic liquid in oak barrels and after the aging process; We get rum.
The method of aging can differ from brand to brand. 
How many types of rum are there?
There are 3 main types: white rum, dark rum, and spiced rum.
Is rum is good for health?
It has many health benefits like promoting heart health by thinning blood, stress relief, etc.
The Indian alcohol industry today includes many products, and each brand has a firm base of customers.
Some people prefer to take rum as neat while others drink it with mixers.
Below is the list of top 10 best rum brands in India:

10. Jolly Roger

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Jolly Roger is a real dark rum that gives every sip an exotic flavor.
Its dark rum products are much more popular in the Indian market than their other varieties.
The taste has an original matured flavor with natural spices and is produced from fermented molasses in Jamaican pot still.
With an elegantly constructed bottle, it has a rich aroma and a well-balanced flavor.
It is another great brand of rum in India with the tastes of spices and a Molasses-based product.

9. Old Port

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In 1948, Amrut Distillery started manufacturing rum and brandy to supply them throughout all military canteens.
Its Rum is rich in molasses, charcoal-filtered, this tipple is hectic and flavourful, with woody, citrus, and buttery notes.
This brand has 4 different varieties: Old Port Matured Rum, Old Port Deluxe Rum, XXX, Amrut Classic Rum, and Old Port XXX (rich in molasses, and bright copper colors).
A further exciting fact about this brand is that it is older than the other products mentioned on the list.

8. McDowell’s No. 1

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McDowell’s No.1 is a United Breweries Limited (UBL) Indian spirit brand.
It was started in 1990-1991 and is distributed in 13 nations in the variation of Celebration (Dark) and Caribbean (White).
McDowell’s No.1 is the country’s biggest rum brand in India, in many ways.
As McDowell distillers have satisfied the genuine taste of the dark rum, with notes of vanilla and caramel.
This brand is not only known in India but also worldwide. For its quality and taste, it has earned many prizes.
McDowell, which has dominated the industry for centuries, is one of the most loved rum products and best rum brands in the nation.

7. Contessa

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Contessa wine is a product from Radico Khaitan and is very popular among military personnel.
It is made with the spirit of cane juice and has notes of cocoa, vanilla, and dry fruits like raisins while they age the rum for 12 years.
Awarded several prizes, including a Silver Medal in the World Selection (2008) for this rum, which is sold in over 60 countries.
Contessa is the rum that is best to drink in winter because of its warming ability.

6. Hercules

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Hercules, too, is an iconic rum brand popular among defense forces.
What makes this rum so special is that it doesn’t give you any hangovers.
It comes in 3 variants: Hercules White Rum Hercules Deluxe Rum (Dark), and Hercules XXX Rum (Dark).
The XXX variant is special, which will surely knock you out.

5. Havana Club

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Havana Club is one of the best-selling rum products in the world, founded in Cuba in 1934.
It is the fifth-biggest rum brand in the world, and its products are sold across 120 countries.
It has a unique flavor of Caribbean chocolate and vanilla in its all rums, which are aged for around 7 years.
A reliable and smooth light rum that works very well with cocktails like Mojitos and also for the classic Piña colada.

4. Captian Morgan

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This rum is named after the 17th-century Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, Sir Henry Morgan, who was also a privateer.
The British company Diageo makes & sells Captain Morgan under its marketing slogan, “To Life, Love & Loot.”
It is distilled by using pure sugarcane & aged in special oak barrels for at least one year, taste-wise it has mild hints of spices.
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and Captain Morgan Black Jamaica Rum are the variations available in India.

3. Malibu

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Malibu is produced from rum from the Caribbean and has a taste of coconut.
The owner company, a French brand named Pernod Ricard, calls it a flavored rum.
Nothing better than a delightful large glass of Malibu served in cocktail style on a tropical summer holiday.
Caribbean rum is smooth and fresh in favor of the coconut.
Now in 2020, Malibu rum is flavored in many distinct variants, including bananas, pineapple, passion fruits, melons, and mango.
We can also make a blend called Malibu Fresh, with tequila of the same brand called Malibu Red, as this strong variant (~35%) is called Malibu Black.

2. Bacardi

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Bacardi has over 200 products and marks as a premium alcoholic brand.
They have now established sales in over 150 nations from its inception in 1862.
Its open-winged fruit bat logo is the most popular global icon.
Speaking about its rum, Bacardi offers it in several incredible flavors like lemon, orange, green apple, raspberry, and dragon berry.
Its original version has a fruity taste with some notes of vanilla, ideal for making cocktails (usually high-end bars or 5 stars hotels use Bacardi as a base for all the rum-based cocktails).
Considering variants, it has 3 in India: Bacardi Select (Dark Rum), Bacardi Superior (White Rum), and Bacardi Gold (Gold Rum).
No doubt here, Bacardi still manages to be among the top 10 rum brands in India.
Despite its global popularity, it cannot beat our top-ranked best brand on our list.

1. Old Monk

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The most iconic & best rum brand in India is here, the legendary Old Monk.
To give you an idea of its popularity, it has a different base of drinkers (including me) for a unique taste, not necessarily because of its affordable price.
Mostly when you go to a wine shop or any bar and ask for rum, servers usually serve you Old Monk.
Aged for 7 years, this rum has a very special sugary vanilla flavor that doesn’t overpower its original woody taste.
Old Monk is enjoyed by mixing with a cola based drink, with water or sometimes neat.
It comes in 5 variants: Supreme, XXX, Deluxe XXX, Gold Reserve, and White Rum.

750 ml (khamba) of rum costs around 1000 Rs in India, the only reason Rum is cheap in here is due to sugarcane production.
As we all know, sugarcane is the primary ingredient.
Because of this abundance of sugarcane in the country, rum is cheap (unlike tequila or vodka).
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Top 10 Best Vodka Brands in India

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Vodka — a colorless and odorless drink is made from potatoes or grains, originated in the Eastern European regions, namely Russia. 
The volume of alcohol in it is around 20-50% v/v and is typically colorless. Due to its colorless & mild flavor is a delight of a mixologist and a favorite part of a wider number of cocktails.
Many people in India, particularly youth, wish to keep their drinks a secret, but usually, they have little or no choice. 
Any aged alcoholic beverage (like expensive whiskey) will give your breath a strong smell when consumed.
The taste of vodka is relatively milder compared to other alcoholic beverages. A good quality Russian vodka brand will smell mild lemon or berries.
If you are a woman who wants to keep her drinks, a secret or a man who wants to prevent alcohol-inducing strong mouth odors, Try any of these top 10 best vodka brands in India:

10. Wodka Gorbatschow

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  • Vodka Price: 700-800 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Plain, Green apple, Vanilla, Orange

This Vodka is produced and sold by Henkell & Company India Pvt Ltd from Berlin, Germany, but is packaged in India locally. In the beverage, the company sells it in 42.8% alcohol v/v.
It is also one of Germany’s most consumed spirits. This brand is synonymous with quality, high level of purity, and mildness.
This best-tasting vodka is collected by a quadruple-chill filtration process giving it a premium taste.
Wodka Gorbatschow has quite distinct in taste, and after consumption, many connoisseurs will feel its light softness.

9. Eristoff

Eristoff Russian Vodka
  • Price: ~1000 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Eristoff Red (sloe berry flavor), Eristoff Black (wild berry flavor), Eristoff Lime (lime flavor), Eristoff Gold (caramel flavor), Eristoff green (green apple flavor), Eristoff blood orange (orange flavor)

Eristoff is a Georgia Vodka brand, and the first Russian vodka developed in 1806 from Northwest Province of Racha.
Eristoff’s finest vodka is up made of 100% grain spirit, triple distillation, and then filtration by charcoal, a technique first established by the Russian distillers of the 18th century.
In 2020, Bacardi India produces Eristoff. In Georgia, Gorjestan, the Persian word is the Eristoff logo of a wolf howling at the crescent moon, meaning “land of the wolf.”
Officers and business leaders in mature groups especially, actively consume it in a very delicate, sophisticated manner.
In the Indian market, Eristoff is gaining momentum quickly as one of the top vodka brands in India and is now widely accepted by consumers.

8. Vladivar Vodka

Vladivar
  • Price: 700 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Orange Zest (Orange+Pepper), Green Apple (Green Apple+Mint) and Vladivar Lemon Zest (Lemon+Mint)

This vodka is a popular product of the United Breweries Group and a common among masses.
The clean taste and extraordinary smoothness of Vladavir, the number two vodka brand in the UK, is formally devised by third-generation master distiller by the triple distillation process.
The grain and the charcoal are 100% pure and have the highest transcendent pureness when filtered.
That is a wonderful combination of this premium vodka of Vladi, which gives it a super-smooth taste.
In India, there is only the classical version of Vladivar vodka. The brand also includes flavored Vodka drinks specially made for women in this price range.
In some of the top restaurants in India, you can enjoy Vladivar vodka.

7. Grey Goose

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  • Price: ~6200 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Cherry Noir, Grey Goose Regular, L’ Orange, La Poire and Le Citron

Grey Goose is one of India’s leading imported premium vodka brands. It’s a brand from France having its creative origins from Russia.
Founded by Sidney Frank in 1990, this is one of the only brands of vodka to be distilled with French tradition, Maître de Chai.
The distinct taste of vodka can only be produced during the complex filtration process.
You can buy Grey Goose vodka in various flavors in India.
Try this vodka because the distillers make it of wheat from the Picardy region of France.
The distillation process also comprises transporting its distillate to the region of Champagne, where Grey Goose is finished before it’s available in the market.
Sidney saw an opportunity in the spirit market for “high-end vodka” and started manufacturing Grey Goose.

6. Fuel

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  • Price: ~700 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Plain, Green apple, Orange

The second-largest vodka brand of India in the deluxe segment is Seagram’s Fuel Vodka.
The brand is purely unique, innovative, and youthful. Brand owners, Pernod Ricard, describe it as India’s second most popular brand.
Fuel is available in India with various flavors and offers value for money.
This vodka is made of the finest grains and is filtered three times while keeping up with the traditions of Pernod Ricard.
The classic vodka version of Fuel is therefore deprived of any flavor or taste.
Besides distilling fuel vodka in various exotic aromas, Pernod Ricard also takes into account the requirement of discretion for women and younger drinkers in this country.

5. Absolut Vodka

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  • Price: ~2000 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Absolut Citron, Absolute Peach, Absolut Kurnat, Absolut Mandarin, Absolut 100 and Absolute Pepper

Absolut Vodka is an alcoholic brand in southern Sweden, manufactured near Åhus, and is a subsidiary of the French group, Pernod Ricard.
Absolut, after Bacardi, and Smirnoff, the world’s third-largest vodka brand that sells in 126 countries.
This fine alcoholic drink is the smoothest vodka, with 400 years of Swedish tradition behind it.
Absolut has maintained the tradition of pure and perfect Swedish Vodka, using pure Swedish water from the city of Ahus and wheat grown in the surrounding countryside.
The Absolut Vodka makes this alcoholic drink up in 27 different variants and the most attractive bottles with wonderful packaging.
The miniatures, in particular, are adorable and even better.
A gift to vodka lover in the budget seems to have a set in 7 different Absolut flavors in miniatures is a perfect present.

4. Romanov

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  • Price: ~715 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Plain, Orange, Lemon, Apple

Tough the name of this brand sound hardcore Russian but is owned by an Indian brand, United Breweries Ltd.
This vodka derived its name from the last Russian monarch Romanov Dynasty, which was overthrown by soviets in the Russian revolution.
Romanov and White Mischief majorly control India’s domestic market, which in 2010 increased to 89%.
In my opinion, in the case of Romanov, it’s because of two reasons: Extreme taste and Pocket-friendly.
Affordable clubs and college students consume this Vodka brand.
Cheaply priced, Romanov vodka is very smooth to consume either neat, with some water or mixed (with any coke or sprite).

3. White Mischief

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  • Price: 600-790 for 750 ml (depends on flavor)
  • Flavors: Strawberry+Ginseng, Mango+Mint and Green Apple+Cinnamon, Plain strawberry

This is once again a blue-and red-packed translucent Vodka Bottle.
A good Vodka label popular cheap vodka brands in India and is sufficiently good for sales in our populous country.
It is again a product of the world-renowned United Breweries group with a high-quality rating from the International Taste and Quality Institute (ITQI) achieved standards.
It is made by a process in which the taste, flavors, and smoothness are aligned with the flamboyance of young and vodka enthusiasts, threefold to the highest levels of purity.
If you don’t want a very expensive vodka and want to get tipsy at a party, it comes in your budget.
White Mischief is an almost neutral, tasteless tasting vodka.
These characteristics enable White Mischief Vodka to be blended with any juice or soft drinks.
There’s a special flavor of strawberries that women prefer.

2. Smirnoff

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  • Price: 1600-1800 for 750 ml
  • Flavors: Smirnoff Vanilla, Smirnoff Lime, Smirnoff Green Apple, and Smirnoff Orange

Smirnoff is a world-famous vodka brand and is best brand in India. This vodka was first on the market by Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov in Moscow in the mid-1800s.
Shortly after its launch in India, Smirnoff captured a significant part of the country’s liquor market.
Diageo USA claimed that the Smirnoff was the world’s largest vodka brand considering total alcohol sales by March 2006.
An Indian Whiskey named Officer Choice was officially dethroned from its position in 2014.
Also, the 2012 World Spirits Awards were awarded the Gold Medal for producing the best vodka.
This vodka has a three-fold distilling process and prepares the content of vodka from the purest and finest grains.

1. Magic Moments

best vodka brands in india
  • Price: 600-650 for 750 ml bottle
  • Flavors: Plain, Orange, Green Apple, Lemon, Lemongrass and Raspberry

Magic Moments Vodka comes from Asia’s second-largest distillery, Radico Khaitan, which also owns Contessa (one of the best Indian rums).
Magic Moments is a triple distilled, rice grain gluten-free vodka and launched back in 2006 with Pure Blends and Smoothness.
Several international awards have been awarded, not only for its standard variation but also for its six flavors.
Magic Moments is distilled using the finest Indian grains.
It is tripled filtered by a unique secret process, ensuring its crisp taste and almost no aromas.
Magic Moments say that, while drinking, their vodka has a “smooth as silk” taste.
Certainly, it is, as Magic Moments is the best vodka brand in India with affordable price you can buy for your next party.

Instead of mixing it with cocktails and food, we can best enjoy this Slavic drink on the rocks, enjoying its pure taste.
The fun fact is that the Vodka spirit was initially invented for medicinal purposes. This colorless and fragrant drink still has many health benefits.
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Top 10 Weirdest Fruits Exotic but Surprisingly tasty

Annoyed by bananas? Apples bore to you? Oranges? Berries?
Look for one of these not so local items in your supermarket shop if you’re attempting to taste some exotic fruits, travel around the world, or just search for weird and cool facts.
With fruits, weird is relative. Let’s check our top 10 weirdest fruits in the world

10.Budhha's hand

Citrus medica var sarcodactylis, or the fingered citron, is an odd-shaped variant of citron whose fruit is split into finger-like segments, similar to those seen on Buddha depictions.

Origin-
Citron is usually attributed home to the Far East, possibly northeastern India or China, where most citrus fruits are domesticated.

Taste-
It has a sweet aroma of citrus blossom and no juice or pulp. The mild-tasting pith(skin) is not bitter, so it is possible to peel the fruit or eat it whole

09.Markut Lime

In Southeast Asia cuisine, its fruit and leaves are used in cuisine and they use its essential oil in perfumery. Intense citrus fragrance emerges from its rind and crushed leaves.

Origin-
Tropical Southeast Asia and southern China.

Taste-
It can be described as being a combination of lemon, lime and sweet orange.

08.Romanesco broccoli

Romanesco broccoli is the species Brassica oleracea’s green flower bud. It is chartreuse in colour, first recorded in Italy. Romanesco has a remarkable look as its shape is a natural impersonation of a fractal art.

Origin-
Italy

Taste-
Similar to cauliflower, but with a slightly nuttier, earthier flavor.

07.Pandanus

The fruit is sometimes known as hala fruit it looks like a pineapple on steroids on a tree.

Origin-
Malesia, eastern Australia, and the Pacific Islands

Taste-
It has a sweet pineapplish banana taste when ripe,it produces a foul odor as it ferments, earning it the local nickname “stink nut.”

06.Mangosteen

Mangosteen is a Southeast Asian origin plant. Highly appreciated for its juicy, soft texture, mildly sweet and sour taste, the mangosteen has been cultivated in Malaysia, India, Borneo, Sumatra, Mainland Southeast Asia, and the Philippines since ancient times

Origin-
Southeast Asia, southwest India and other tropical areas

Taste-
Its sweetish sour and tangy, juicy, somewhat fibrous.

05.Salak

Owing to reddish-brown scaly skin, also known as snake fruit. They’re about the tender fig’s size and shape. The pulp can be eaten. By pinching the peel, the fruit can be sliced, which should remove the skin to slough off so that it can be removed.

Origin-
Indonesia

Taste-
The taste is usually sweet and sour, with a strong bitter flavor, but its apple-like texture can differ from very dry and crisp like guava.

04.Horned Melon

Its fruit has horn-like spines, hence the name “horned melon”. Ripe fruit has orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh

Origin-
Saharan Africa

Taste-
The flavor of the oozy green interior is a hybrid between cucumber, zucchini, and kiwifruit (though as it ripens, it tastes more like a banana).

03.Yellow dragon fruit

The fruit is of several unique cactus species native to the Americas. 
Pitaya generally relates to Stenocereus genus fruit, whereas pitahaya or dragon fruit relates to Hylocereus genus fruit, both in the Cactaceae family.

Origin-
Caribbean

Taste-
Dragonfruit has little taste. In terms of flavor, the best way I can illustrate it is kind of like kiwi.
Not usually very sweet (such as a kiwi). Tend to be more flavorless it has a consistency similar to apple with kiwi seeds inside it.

02.Cupuaçu

Cupuaçu, also spelled cupuassu, cupuazú, cupu assu, and copoasu, is a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao.
Common throughout the Amazon basin, it is cultivated in the jungles of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru and in the north of Brazil and is truel one of the weirdest fruits ever seen.

Origin-
South America

Taste-
It has a unique aroma which is said to be a blend of chocolate and pineapple. Its taste, however, is more like pear with a bit of banana.

01.Star fruit

The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five but can occasionally vary); when cut in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name. The entire fruit is edible and is usually eaten out of hand. They may also be used in cooking and can be made into relishes, preserves, and juice drinks.

Origin-
Srilanka

Taste-
The taste is difficult to match, but it has been compared to a mix of pineapple, apple, guava, grape, and citrus family fruits.
Unripe star fruits are firmer and extremely sour but when eaten with sprinkled salt it tastes like magic.

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