Friday, August 28, 2020

Amrut Indian Single Malts

We have not seen these for a few years! 
Back available at The Wine and Cheese Place

AMRUT Distilleries Ltd is the KING of INDIAN SINGLE MALT WHISKIES. It is best known for its eponymous AMRUT brand of single malt whisky, which is the first single malt whisky to be made in India.

The brand became famous after world famous whisky connoisseur Jim Murray gave it AMRUT FUSION a stellar 97.5 point rating in 2010. Murray named Amrut Fusion single malt whisky as the third best in the world and whisky heads began to turn.
John Hansell, editor of American magazine Whisky Advocate, wrote that "India's Amrut Distillery changed the way many think of Indian whisky - that it was, in the past, just cheap Scotch whisky blended with who knows what and sold as Indian whisky. Amrut is making whisky, and it's very good". Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is crafted in Bengaluru India.

The core range of Indian Single Malt Whiskies includes Single Malt 46%, Cask Strength, Peated and Peated Cask Strength, whiskies to be enjoyed often.

CASKS : Amrut buys bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels. Amrut uses both American new oak and used bourbon barrels in it's aging process.

Amrut Indian Single Malt Cask Strength...$68.99
61.8% ABV

Nose : Classic house style with glorious bourbon notes fused with the richest of barley statements; not entirely unlike caramelised 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

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky Peated ...$56.99
Nose : Unusually dry peat; not dissimilar to peat reek absorbed by an old leather armchair; a hint of citrus, too
Taste : Despite the nose, the immediate sensation is one of being caressed by molassed sugar and then a ratching up of the peat notes. As they get more forceful, so the experience becomes that little bit drier and spicier, though not without the molasses refusing to give way
Finish : You can tell the quality of the distillate and the barrels it has been matured in by the crystalline depth to the finish. Everything is clear on the palate and the butterscotch vanillas wrap the phenols for a comfortable and clean finale

Amrut Indian Single Malt Peated Cask Strength...$79.99
62.8% ABV
Nose : Gristy smoked barley, kippers with a salted butter, peppered bite
Taste : The delivery is youthful and barely reaching puberty then suddenly an intensely malty ascendancy followed by a healthy dose of drier oaks
Finish : A sublime finale for its sheer delicacy and elegance; the peat no more than oozes, there are cups galaore of sugarless medium roast Mysore and finally, as a bourbony trail is discovered, soft liquorice and molassed sugar - easily the highlight of the experience: one of the best finishes of the year

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky...$62.99
An incredible combination of 75% Cask Strength Single Malt and 25% Cask Strength Peated Single Malt, are further aged to create this multi-award winning whisky.
"One of the great whiskies found anywhere in the world" - Jim Murray - The combination of the two single malt whiskies is then further aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 6 to 9 months. The barley used in the peated malt is malted at Bairds Malt, Inverness Scotland. The intensity of the peated barley is mellowed on its journey to India. It is further mellowed when combined with the single malt, leaving a flavor that is more spicy than peaty, which is why it has won so many fans world-wide.
Amrut Fusion has won over 10 significant awards. Its first major recognition came in 2010 when it was named 3rd best Whisky in the World by the Whisky Bible and rated at 97.5 points. Besting nearly every Whisky on the earth that year put both Fusion and Amrut Distilleries on the whisky map.

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