Amrut Two Continents (1st Edition)
Amrut // India
An interesting concept from the Bangalore distillery, who seems to be toying with the freedom of not being bound by Scotch Whisky Association requirements. This malt, distilled in India from Indian barley, spends the first few years of its life baking in the hot Indian sun, before being shipped to an undisclosed location in Europe for a further three years of maturation. The temperature extremes of Bangalore force the barrel to expand and contract to a greater degree, called "barrel breathing," which hastens the oaking process. The cooler climate allegedly mirrors more closely that of Scotland, although it could be anywhere in the continent. Bottled at 46% ABV.
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.