Review: Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
Category: Indian single malt whisky
Origin: Amrut Distillery
What they say:
Amrut Single Malt Whisky
According to Indian Mythology, when Gods and Rakshasas – the demons – churned the oceans using the mountain Meru as churner, a golden pot sprang out containing the Elixir of Life.That was called the “Amrut” The great founders of our distillery aptly named it Amrut Distilleries. AMRUT Single Malt Whisky is a product of many years research to produce whiskies matching world standards. This whisky is made from selected Indian barley grown at the feet of the Himalayas, nurtured by the waters flowing there and cultivated by old and traditional agricultural practices. It is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aroma and matured in oak barrels in a unique tropical condition,at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level at Bangalore, the garden city of India.To retain the natural characteristics of this oak aged Indian Malt Whisky, we do not chill filter, some haze may therefore be noticed in the product. Amrut presents this product as a humble tribute to the Indian farmer,who has grown this barley with care and affection with which he has tilled the soil.We hope as a connoisseur of all good things you will appreciate this fine product at your leisure.
Nose : Distinctly confidant liquorice-bourbon notes with near perfect bitter-sweet balance; burnt honeycomb and toffee also abound
Taste : Outstanding richness and sheen to the enormous barley-oak sweetness; again there is a big bourbony cut to the cloth with all the liquorice and molassed sugar normally associated; but the barley adds that extra dimension
Finish : Long, wonderfully layered oak offering variations of a sweet dry theme; a touch silky with some cream toffee at the death
What I say:
Received as part of the Flaviar sample set.
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Yellow/straw gold (5/20), quick and loose medium sized tears leave fine legs
Sweet and floral, a little unusual, savoury and bittersweet, sweet honeycomb, fudge and vanilla, fruity apricot and peach, reminiscent of bourbon in many ways, herbal ground cumin seed
Cereal barley malt, polished oak wood, toffee, butterscotch, fruity apricot and peach melba, sour lemon and bitter cooking apples, a touch of citrus zest lemon and orange
Medium long, toffee oak and coconut, fruity and slightly drying
Very nice, slightly unusual aromas and flavours, very peachy and much more like bourbon than say Scotch single malt.
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