Sometime, circa 1902, in the then Ceylon, Ignatius Vale and Thomas Avery left Her Majesty’s Service under questionable circumstances to try their hand at liquor distilling at a secret jungle location. It is said that a penny-wise colonial Scot wept upon tasting their whisky.
These two charming rogues might have skirted the laws of the Crown but they were the entrepreneurs who played a pivotal role in providing whisky at an affordable price then, as IDL does today.
To be enjoyed neat, over ice or with soda.
Today V&A Whiskey sets the standard for a local produced product. It is a more than suitable substitute for the more expensive imported brands.