Amrut whisky.. Imported from India, can it be any good ? Of course it can.. I have had a few other offerings from Amrut and they have been very good indeed, this is the cask strength version. Indian whisky is gathering pace as a whisky not to be ignored.. So go out and try some for yourself. Due to the hotter climate the whisky can have a higher abv than usual as water evaporates more than the alcohol, Therefore we get that higher strength, this version comes in at a very nice 61.8%..
Nose.. It starts off a little prickly, spices like ginger and pepper, then some vanilla mixed in with some oak notes, toffee and malted barley..
Palate.. A sweet smooth texture hits you first, toffee, butterscotch, and candied citrus peel, orange and a little bitter lemon mingle with some digestive biscuit and woody notes. There is a spice kick to it in the form of ginger, some coffee notes and a faint offering of coconut.
Finish.. Not as long as I expected but pleasant enough.. A lingering aftertaste of oak and malted barley..
Thoughts.. Once you get to grips with the alcohol kick it becomes an enjoyable offering, sweet notes mingle with a spicy undertone. Another whisky that needs time, like anything in life.. Don’t rush it if you want to get everything it has to offer..