Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength
Amrut // Bangalore, India
Amrut Distilleries has been distilling since 1948, but only began producing single malt whisky back in the 1980's (prior to that, it was brandy). When they had a surplus of whisky back in the mid 1990's they decided to let it age a bit longer than they previously had been. Well, that changed everything. Hello world, there's a new style of whisky on the market!
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Bottled at close to 124 proof, this whisky is a force to be reckoned with. The nose is quite bourbon heavy with dark chocolate and orange zest present and accounted for. An intense wallop of dried apricot and dark berry fruits takes you down the path towards a stack of raw wood."