Indian Single Malt Whisky.
Last Friday, on the occasion of the Brazil – Colombia match, in a good company we drank whisky from India. The host offered Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky and Amrut Fusion. We supported Colombia, as you know they didn’t win (it was 2-1), but most importantly whisky was good. Some time ago I have conducted a tasting of Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky, that I have in the collection and wrote some tasting notes, so now it’s time to publish it.
Amrut is the first single malt from India, its official premiere took place in 2004. Amrut Distillers Company exists much longer, since 1948 and during that time had produced a variety of alcoholic beverages including blended whisky. Its headquarters is located near Bangalore.
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is bottled with natural colour, unchillfiltered and 46% ABV. Age is not stated (NAS). In the case of single malts originating in India don’t expect the age releases. Due to the hot climate whisky matures there much faster and involving very thirsty angels (big angel’s share).
C: light honey,
N: the beginning of the nose is slightly alcoholic but with a nice hint of honey and raisins, then clear and persistent vanilla passing in slightly fruity tones – fresh white fruits, pears in a pickle,
T: initially oak tones predominate, there is also a subtle but over time intensifying spicy flavour, then slightly sweet fruit, vanilla, a touch of salt,
F: even long, oaky and dry.
Very nice single malt. Excellent proof that a good whisky doesn’t have to come from Scotland.
I greet my companions from Friday.