Amrut Two Continents (2nd Edition)
Amrut // India
The second edition of an interesting concept from the Bangalore distillery in Southern India. Amrut seems to be enjoying the freedom of not being bound by Scotch Whisky Association requirements with its quirky experiments. Aged in refill bourbon casks, 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 further 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 50% 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.
Cask TypeRefill Bourbon