Amrut, Fusion (700ml)
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky — Fusion
FROM THE LAND OF THE GREAT HIMALAYAS
A story of two types of barley, one grown in the Punjab at the foothills of the Himalayas and malted in Delhi, the other grown and peated in Scotland—a fusion of East and West. Bottled at 50% abv.
COLOUR: Golden Yellow
NOSE: Heavily oaked and complex, some curious barley-sugar notes shrouded in soft smoke. Big, though seductively gentle.
TASTE: The delivery, though controlled at first, is massive; gentle smoke turns into warming, full-blown peat, aided by a subtle custard trifle note. An oaky vanilla hammers home that barley, alongside an intense chocolate fudge which absolutely resonates through the palate.
FINISH: A mouth-filling sweetness accompanies the malt to a satisfying end, though. After this, the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its final curtain-call.