Amrut is truly the pioneer of Indian Single Malt around the world. Most “whisky” produced in India would be classified as rum here in the United States so producing a Scottish-style single malt was a huge risk but wow did it pay off! The word Amrut is from the Sanskrit language and means “nectar of the gods” or “elixir of life”. Producing alcohol since 1948, they use all 6-row Indian barley which is transported to the distillery in Bengaluru, the garden city of India, 3,000 feet above sea level and has a tropical climate.
Research done in Scotland has shown that Amrut Single Malt Whisky aged in Bangalore, India ages approximately 3.5 times faster than Scottish-aged whisky. This is due to the altitude of 3000 ft above sea level and the constant climate temperature of 78 degrees F. If on average an Amrut Whisky is aged for 4.5 years in Bangalore, then it has the smoothness and profile of a Whisky aged in Scotland for 12 – 15 years.
Lot B. No 116 / October 2021
Brand Tasting Notes:
NOSE: Classic house style with glorious bourbon notes fused with the richest of barley statements, not entirely unlike caramelized biscuit dunked in coffee. Oh, and a bit of spicy attitude, too.
TASTE: There we go with that unique bitter-sweet overture where the oaks and barley appear joined at the hip. Lovely soft oils and then a sharp jolt of blood orange citrus, which is removed by something more buttery and delicate.
FINISH: Long, elegant with the most intricate of fades with the oaks showing various bourbon, then buttery characteristics. There is a trace of dark sugar and cocoa to help it along its way.
- Bottle Size750
- StyleIndian Whisky
- RegionNew World
- Year Bottled2021
- Country of OriginIndia
- Cask StrengthYes