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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.
Matured in a traditional single malt way with Virgin Oak & Ex-Bourbon Casks and then transferred into Spanish Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts where it matures for a further year. The finishing touch is thus lent by a further period of maturation in ex-bourbon casks. This is the successor to the much-acclaimed Amrut Fusion and Amrut Double Cask.
Brand Tasting Notes: On the nose, instead of the classic Amrut biscuit aroma, we now get moist cake. Fruity and spicy! Love the freshly waxed oak floor, too. Brain-exploding complexity and multi-layered with one of the most intriguing sherry-style-bourbon-style marriages on the market. The taste has a cracking delivery and entirely unique in form. The structure is decidedly oak-based, but acts as no more than a skeleton from which the juicy sultana and spices drape. Salivating, too, as the barley kicks in powerfully. But the licorice-orangey-honeycomb bourbon theme quietly shapes the flavor profile; the spices pulse and glow. The finish has quite a chunk of natural caramel and is long and elegant.
- Bottle Size750
- StyleIndian Whisky
- RegionNew World
- Country of OriginIndia
- Cask StrengthYes
- Cask TypeSherry