Very highly regarded Indian single malt whisky distilled using Indian and Scottish barley.
Winner 'Liquid Gold Award' 2011 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible™ (97 points).
On the nose fresh oak, hint of vanilla, fruity and sublime peat. Intially fruity and transcending taste to shear delicacy of fruity peaty notes. Long finish and supremacy of peat-fruit combination balance out very well
Amrut Distillery is situated in Bangalore in the state of Karnataka on the Mysore Plateau in central, southern India where production of malt whisky commenced using four stills during the early 1980s. Unpeated malted barley is sourced from the Punjab and Rajasthan regions in northern India whilst peated malted barley is shipped in from Scotland. Amrut Indian single malt whisky is matured in oak casks in Bangalore at an altitude of over 900m above sea level where maturation is subject to a tropical climate with dry seasons and rainy seasons. Due to the high rate of evaporation of at least 12% per year it is difficult to store and age casks of Amrut malt whisky locally, therefore, in order to produce older whiskies some casks of Amrut whisky are also matured in Scotland. The Amrut Distillery produces a range of Indian malts whiskies including peated and unpeated, some matured in bourbon and sherry casks including Amrut Intermediate Sherry, and some containing malt whisky which has matured in two continents.