In 1948, as India was taking its place as an independent nation, Amrut Distilleries entered the field of liquor making, with an initial investment of a few lakhs. Today’s success has been made possible by the resolve of successive generations of the Jagdale family to embrace value and quality.
Nose : Unusually dry peat; not dissimilar to peat reek absorbed by an old leather armchair; a hint of citrus, too
Taste : Despite the nose, the immediate sensation is one of being caressed by molassed sugar and then a ratching up of the peat notes. As they get more forceful, so the experience becomes that little bit drier and spicier, though not without the molasses refusing to give way
Finish : You can tell the quality of the distillate and the barrels it has been matured in by the crystalline depth to the finish. Everything is clear on the palate and the butterscotch vanillas wrap the phenols for a comfortable and clean finale
Nose : Heavy, thickly oaked and complex: some curious barley-sugar notes here shrouded in soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, too.
Taste : The delivery, though controlled at first, is massive! Then more like con-fusion as that smoke on the nose turns into warming, full blown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note (curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved) - the custard presumably is oaky vanilla - hammers home that barley - fruitiness to make for a bit of a free-for-all; but for extra food measure the flavours develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate.
Finish : A slight struggle here as the mouthfeel gets a bit puffy here with the dry peat and oak; enough molassed sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end, though. Above all the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its exit.
Nose : Distinctly confidant liquorice-bourbon notes with near perfect bitter-sweet balance; burnt honeycomb and toffee also abound
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 deathTasting Note:
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Rich amber colour with reddish tones
The nose is intense with soft caramel, honey, dry seeds and lightly roasted coffee giving way to medium oak aromas
Soft and round feel in the mouth with caramel, cocoa, and honey light coffee flavours
The finish has a light oakiness with complexity of lingering flavours
Intense dark amber colour with red-brown tones
Big on the nose with soft caramel, vanilla, smoky honey, toffee, dry seeds, roasted coffee and a rich rounded oak sensation
In the mouth, it is very soft and round, yet big and full flavoured, with caramel, vanilla, cocoa and roasted honey – a strong and rare texture
Deep, noble mahogany shine, an unforgettable colour in the glass
Hypnotic aroma, intricately roasted honey, pure vanilla, royal toffee, mature oak and parfait caramel
In the mouth it is extremely smooth with a range of exquisite flavours starting with fudge, intense vanilla, parfait caramel, and Colombian coffee. A long consistency is balanced with light oak giving the sensation of extreme quality and satisfaction of sweetness and strength
Long rich finish
Deep and noble mahogany brown colour, incredibly dark and yet golden colours, superb shine and richness in the glass
Hypnotic aroma, with intricate roasted honey, Colombian coffee, royal toffee, dark chocolate, mature oak and parfait roundness
The mouth feel is extremely smooth with fudge, flavours of parfait sweet Colombian coffee, dark chocolate
The finish is long, complex, with light oak flavours coming into play, giving the sensation of extreme quality and balance between strength and softness