The Amrut distillery was founded in 1948 as Amrut Laboratories. Established by Shri J N Radhakrishna, the company started blending and bottling various alcoholic beverages.

It was not until the 1980s that the company began producing single malt whisky. The guidelines for what constitutes a whisky in India are decidedly lax, in fact, 90% of whisky consumed in India is made from molasses and blended malt whisky can contain as little as 4% malt whisky. Amrut strived to provide a better product that would meet global requirements and employed the help of whisky experts from Scotland to perfect the processes. The barley is specially grown in the foothills of the Himalayas and the whisky is matured at 3,000ft at Bangalore. Due to the tropical conditions, the whisky matures extremely quickly. As much as fifteen percent abv is lost every year to the angel’s share, thus it is unwise to mature it for much more than a few years, lest the product drops below forty percent abv and ceases to be whisky.


Ex-Fino / Cask #6212
Unpeated Indian Barley
Date of Filling: Jan 2016
Date of Bottling: Jun 2021
396 bottles
Exclusively selected and bottled for the USA

Holly’s Tasting Notes: Rich cherries & plums, syrupy figs and dates, and buttered raisin bread. The nose leaps out of the glass. The palate is pepper and some funk, damp dunnage earth, cherries, and a dash of hazelnut chocolate.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryAmrut
  • StyleIndian Whisky
  • RegionNew World
  • Age5
  • ABV56.5%
  • No. of Bottles396
  • Year Bottled2021
  • Country of OriginIndia
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • Cask TypeFino
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