From the same distillery that brought us the award-winning Fusion, comes the Amrut (unaged and unpeated) single malt. The Indian climate is sufficiently harsh that up to 15% of the liquid is lost annually through evaporation (compared to about 2% in Scotland). Consequently, Indian whiskies are never usually older than about four years and explains why Amrut doesn’t use age statements on its whisky in a country where the age of a whisky is considered extremely important to consumers. As you will find out with this expression, a young whisky can have lots to recommend it.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Gone is the meaty nose of the old 40% abv version. Instead, it is replaced with a malty, lightly spiced and fruity nose with chili chocolate and a slight grapefruity note with a dusting of icing sugar.
Palate: Immediate oak but a wonderful lemon/grapefruit and vanilla follow through. Oak continues to the finish but keeps just the right side of bitter. Simple yet beautifully done.
Retails for around £35-40