Amrut, Portonova (700ml)
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky — Portonova
FROM THE LAND OF THE GREAT HIMALAYAS
This single malt is exotic and vibrant on both nose and palate. It delivers raisins, vanilla, cherry liqueur and spices with an effect that is extraordinarily smooth on the palate, even at full cask strength.
Amrut Portonova is matured first in new American oak and ex-bourbon casks, transferred to first-fill Portuguese Port pipes then finished in ex-bourbon.
NOSE: A thick pudding of a nose, fruit and caramel merge with elements of a caramelised apple pie.
TASTE: This is essentially a port pipe sandwich—and it shows. The spiced fruit is interwoven with caramel while the oaky saltiness reaches the palate.
FINISH: Long, massive oak finish with evidence of the virgin barrels arising. With exploration, a cocoa hue appears—finally, some muscovado sugars evolves to supplant the berry fruits.