- DISTILLER: Amrut Distilling
- MASH BILL: Malted barley, non-chill filtered, no artificial color
- AGE: NAS
- YEAR: 2017
- PROOF: 92 Proof (46% ABV)
- MSRP: $49.99
- BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Cherries | Pinot Noir | Cocoa Puffs | Sweet and Mild
TASTE: Toasted Oak | Cheerios | Nutty | Oily
FINISH: The nuttiness from the taste turns to a vegetative quality with ethanol and a bit of sulfur.
SHARE WITH: Cigar lovers. The finish on this one, combined with the cherries and toasted oak from the nose and taste respectively would pair perfectly with a nice cigar.
WORTH THE PRICE: I think so.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle
OVERALL: Don't let the double-cereal punch from the tasting notes throw you off: this entry-level offering from Amrut was my first taste of Indian whisky and I've found myself returning to it over the years even as I've branched out and tried more premium labels. It's one of those bottles that gets better after it's opened and has a chance to oxidize a bit, and I regularly taste new notes in a bottle after it's sat for a while. Considering that most people can grab a bottle of this for under $50, I think it's a solid value for an interesting dram.
NOSE: Distinctly confident liquorice-bourbon notes with near perfect bitter-sweet balance; burnt honeycomb and toffee also about
TASTE: Outstanding richness and sheen to the enormous barley-oak sweetness; again there is a big bourbony cut to the cloth with all the liquorice and molassed sugar normally associated; but the barley adds that extra dimension
FINISH: Long, wonderfully layered oak offering variations of a sweet dry theme; a touch silky with some cream toffee at the death