The past weekend I had the opportunity to try Amrut Single Malt Whiskey which is distilled in the country of India at the Amrut Distillery. The nose or scent was very slightly toffee.
For me, the taste was silky-satiny in nature with a hint of toffee in its neat state and it had a very intense peppery flavor which probably came through during the distillation process.
The bouquet of the whiskey opened up upon adding just a little still water. The water ironed out the rough edges and created a smoother whiskey.
The Amrut Distillery also produces Amrut Fusion which is a lightly smoky whiskwy. They produce an intermediate cask, cask strength and a peated cask based on information sourced from Dave Broom’s 2014 book “The World Atlas of Whisky”.
The tasting notes per the Amrut Distillery website is as follows.
“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 molasses 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 was your comments when you had the Amrut whiskey on your first tasting?