I know its been said before, but this really does taste like a 25yo whisky !! Most similar to Port Ellen (to me). I rarely add water but this benifits from a little and some time in the glass IMO.
It's not perfect and there is a bit off Wellington boot on the nose, but I really cannot recommend this dram enough. The unpeated one is now on my to buy list.
As an aside, I've had quite a bit of the 40% version (when it first came out) and this stuff is much much better.
Nick Brown wrote:I know the bottle you mean. I was just curious as to whether you had bought it without having tried it. Some peopole are very sceptical about Indian whisky and buying a bottle just to try it is a bold thing to do. If you were being bold, I'm glad it worked well for you.
It was an impulse purchase I actually piggy backed it with a bottle of Ron Millonario 15yo which I've been umming and erring about for ages (also very good). I was going to get the new Auchentoshan, but noticed it on their homepage and noted Willie JJ and others (on the web) had rated it so gave it a whirl.
The rum is great, but in a more obvious way: very sweet and spicy: delicious but does not make you pause for thought the way the Amrut does.
I'd seriously like to try some Indian bourbon.
I'll shortly be getting samples of the CS Amruts. From what's been written here, they should be good.
A couple of years ago, I had started a thread on this forum asking about Indian Whiskies; Amrut was one of the whiskies that I had asked about. At the time, I had asked a friend of mine who was traveling to India to visit family, to bring something back for me. Jereon from PeatFreak informed me that Amrut Single Malt whisky had not been released in India which really surprised and disappointed me. So, I decided to write Amrut for an explanation. They were very approachable and helpful. To fast forward, when I finally had the chance to try the Amrut 40%abv, I wrote to tell them how much I enjoyed it. They wrote me back every time which I really appreciated. I guess I remained on someone's radar, and when Rick Jagdale and Ashok Chokalingham visited Toronto on business, they asked to meet me and the rest is history.
The three Amrut bottlings are:
Amrut Single Malt 40%abv
Amrut Single Malt CS 61.9%abv
Amrut Single Malt CS Peated 61.2%abv
There is an upcoming new release which I think will continue to please many who try it.
All the best,
Wouldn't mind having a go at the peated version though - that does sound good!
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