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Amrut Single Malt review

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Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is their basic stuff from the famous Indian distillery. It’s been distilled from barley grown at the North West of India. No age statement and I haven’t bumped into any suggestions, but my guess is, this can’t be more than 5 years old. Matured in new American Oak and Ex-Bourbon casks before bottling. Amrut Distillers come from Bangalore and have been creating a little buzz in the industry. Not with this expression, though.

Easy to drink, yet in the other hand, the young age combined with a very fruity palate isn’t so tempting. Basic whisky, for basic consumption. Bit too one-sided with major sweet spots. Little bit of spiciness but not enough to make it interesting.

Amrut Single Malt Whisky review

A whisky to take with you, when going to THE BEACH

Amrut Single Malt is like watching the movie The Beach directed by Danny Boyle. Yes, at times it is entertaining, but occasionally it gets bit boring or just a bit too tricky. In overall the movie is decent but you can’t feel other than happy for the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio chose The Beach and let Christian Bale do American Psycho.

In conclusion: we need Amrut Single Malt type of whisky, but fortunately there’s lots of other alternatives to pick from – makes the better ones feel much more better. To be fair, this might be a reasonable choice to drink at the beach. Probably an okay dram to enjoy while relaxing poolside or at the terrace of your summer cottage.

Matured in:
New American Oak and Ex-Bourbon casks
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Promising barley which is somehow lost in the taste. Mixed with nutty notes and some citrus fruits and banana.
Taste: Spices with fruit. The barley is there but not quite as good as in the nose. Touch of honey and apricot with small amounts of spices.
Finish: Malt with some sweetness and green fruits. Feel of rum is nicely in the aftertaste but fades away too quickly.
Balance: Interesting, vibrant dram – shows potential. Probably too fruity and undone for my taste. Would be nice to taste this whisky with more years in the casks.

Scoring

78
Nose:Taste:Finish:Balance:
20
19
20
19
Distillery: Amrut Region: Bangalore, India ABV: 46%
Did you know?
Amrut began producing single malt whisky in 2001 by Rakshit Rao Jagdale. They use Scottish style of wash and spirit stills and use local barley and water, which gives the whisky a different tone. They import peated Scottish malted barley as well. Amrut releases lots of limited releases and standard whiskies also: peated, unpeated and cask strength malts. They produce “Fusion” as well, a whisky made from a combo of Indian and Scottish malted barley.
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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