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Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

From: India Liquor Review Category: Other Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2010

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky is made from two barleys: that from the Himalayas as is typical of Amrut whiskies and Scottish barley selected by their distiller. The scottish barley is peated, lending a bit of Scottish smoke to the flavor of the whisky.

Amrut whiskies are the product of Amrut Distilleries, an India-based company producing single-malt Indian whiskies. They are made with Himalayan barley and aged in oak at an altitude of 3,000 feet to take full advantage of shifts in temperature to assist in the flavoring of the whisky. Their whiskies are non-chill filtered, which may lead them to have thick mouth-feel and a bit of haze in the presentation. The name "amrut" is the "elixir of life" contained in a golden pot that sprang from the oceans after being stirred up with a mountain by the gods according to Indian mythology.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Muncher Muncher (263) (2016-01-08)
This one sure is a unique whisky. It was on sale at the liquor store for $49 and I've always been curious about it so I took a chance. The nose is unusual. I definitely pick up the notes from the peated Scottish barley, but the Himalayan barley adds notes that are different. Those notes are very hay like with a hint of barn animal funk (sounds weird I know). The palate brings the experience back into familiar territory and is where this whisky really shines. On the palate it's a lot like Talisker but with the salt/brine cranked up even higher. There's peat, salt, pepper, and a little barley/honey sweetness in the background. It's bold, robust, and intense; just the way I like it. The finish is pretty much just the palate characteristics but with their intensity gradually reducing to nothing. Aside from the barn animal funk, I like this whisky and the overall experience was good enough to warrant seeking out some of their other offerings to try.
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Review Comments
Phizbin (2016-01-09):
"Barn animal funk" is not moving me to buy this (and I was considering it). I've gotten hay and grass on a lot of other malt whiskey. I wonder if it's somehow in the distillation that creates that flavor rather than the barley? I don't know... I just know I've had other malts and thought: "Grass!" And not the kind that's legal in Oregon and Colorado but the stuff you cut in the fields.

Muncher (2016-01-10):
I hear you! I took my time through 2 glencairns of this whisky trying to accurately describe the strange notes I was getting on the nose and the "barn animal funk" is what I kept coming back to as my best descriptor. If you can find it at a bar (where you don't have to buy a full bottle) I'd really like to hear your thoughts. Maybe you can pinpoint it a little better than I did!

Wuli27 Wuli27 (36) (2014-03-10)
The finish goes on and on and on....
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