Amrut, Intermediate Sherry (700ml)
Amrut Single Malt Indian Whisky
FROM THE LAND OF THE GREAT HIMALAYAS
Maturation regime: Initial maturation in a combination of ex-bourbon and new American oak casks, followed by maturation in sherry casks before returning to ex-bourbon casks for its final influence - giving the name 'Intermediate Sherry' with sherry casks as the intermediary.
Accolades: 96.5 POINTS - 2014 - Jim Murray Whisky Bible
Colour: Golden Yellow
Nose: Instead of the usual biscuit aroma, we now get moist cake. And my word: is it fruity and spicy!! Love the freshly waxed oak floor, too. Complex and multi-layered with one of the most intriguing sherry-style-bourbon-style marriages on the market
Taste: Cracking delivery and entirely unique in form. The structure is decidedly oak-based, but acts as no more than a skeleton from which the juicy sultana and spices drape. Salivating, too, as the barley kicks in powerfully. But the liquorice-orangey-honeycomb bourbon theme quietly shapes the flavour profile; the spices pulse and glow
Finish: Quite a chunk of natural caramel quietens the more exuberant characteristics; long and elegant
About the Distillery
Amrut are the pioneers of Indian single malt whisky being the first to be made in India. Amrut or amrita is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as "nectar of the gods", "nectar of life", or "drink of the gods". The distillery sources its barley from the Himalayas and ages the whisky at an altitude of over 3,000 feet above sea level in Bangalore. In this climate, the angels take way more than their share as up to 15% ABV of the whisky is lost per year. The resulting spirit has netted Amrut with hundreds of awards around the globe.
"Great quality is not a choice, It is the inevitable result of the environment we create."
Neelakanta R. Jagdale
Chairman & Managing Director