Not too long ago a college friend, who also loves whisky and bourbon, told me about Amrut. He had tried it and recommended. He shared with me that he thought it was fantastic. While out last night for a drink with my boyfriend I saw it listed in the whisky list and had to try it.
Now, if you’ve never heard of Amrut before one important thing to know is that this whisky is from India, Bangalore to be exact. Amrut is the first single malt whisky to be made in India and was first established back in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna. It wasn’t until the 80’s that the distillery began distilling whisky and it wasn’t until the 2000’s that they made it out to the European market. Since then, the distillery and distribution has grown significantly within the last few years.
Whisky is not the only product in their portfolio; they also make Rum, Brandy, Gin and Vodka. The whisky that I tasted last night was their Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky. The product is aged in oak barrels and is distilled with barley from both Scotland and India. Due to India’s warmer climate the whisky actually matures very quickly.
To be honest when Rich first mentioned that it was a whisky from India I didn’t know what to think, as at the time, I didn’t even know they were in the whisky market. This whisky completely surprised me in a very good way.
Nose: Sweet, oak and vanilla
Taste: Smooth, complex, sweet, wood, toffee and fruit. There are so many great notes happening at once.
Finish: Nice balanced burn, with notes of spices. It’s simply amazing.
It really is smooth, surprising and another “s” word, sexy. I do recommend trying this whisky. If not for my review alone for the mere fact that it’s something completely different and made in India. If you are looking to buy the prices I saw were around $60-$70.
I am definitely looking forward to trying out more of the Amrut whisky products. I am certain they will be just as good if not better.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.