I first tried Amrut Fusion over six years ago and tried it again this past weekend when sampling it for this blog. Yup, it’s still good and if you’ve never heard of Amrut, it is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. Although first established in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna, it wasn’t until the 80’s that the distillery began distilling whisky and until the 2000’s that they made it out to the European market.
Amrut Fusion Single Malt
Nose: oak, sugar, and vanilla
Palate: wood, vanilla, chocolate with notes of fruit and peat
Finish: spices, light sweetness, oak, and peat
Amrut Peated Indian Cask Strength Single Malt
Nose: salt, pepper, and smoke
Palate: peat, oak, and malt
Finish: peat and sweetness
I was able to find the mini versions for both so, if you want to try them before you buy, I suggest you look for the 50ml bottles. Personally, I really enjoyed both. They are both smooth, the peat is not overpowering, and they both end on a sweet note. They are complex whiskies with a sophisticated taste. To me, they are quite unique and something refreshingly new from the normal Single Malt Scotch. If you’ve tried Japanese and Scotch peated whiskies and are looking for something different, then I suggest you try these.
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.