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 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.