Amrut Spectrum

Amrut Distilleries produces whisky in India. The angel’s share is very high in India because of the climate. This means the whiskies does not get old since 15-18 percent leaves the casks every year. Even so the whiskies seem older then they are. I have shared my tasting notes on some whiskies from Amrut earlier.

Amrut Spectrum was bottled in October 2015 into 10000 bottles at 50 ABV. It has been matured in a special way. This is what they say:

One of the uniquest whisky malt in the world, to make this whisky malts were initially matured for a period of 3 years in ex-Bourbon barrels after which they were transferred to a custom built barrel. This barrel was constructed at an undisclosed location in Europe with the help of a few experts. Whisky is traditionally aged in a barrel made of one type of wood, which lends the flavor and complexities to the malt, however, Amrut Spectrum in matured in a barrel with five different types of wood.

Warm and rich on the nose. Intense. A lot of oak. Ammonia and a hint of nail polish remover. Rich and spicy on the palate. Very intense. Black pepper, ginger and white pepper. Figs and coffee. Something meaty, almost like the meatiness I get from Kilchoman. Woody. Dry on the finish. Burnt caramel and oak. It disappears surprisingly quickly.

I actually added water this time, since the whisky was so intense. Water killed it. All the flavours went away. Only wood and burnt caramel left.

My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / 20 / balance 21 = 84

Thanks, Gunnar!

Image from Amrut Distilleries.

– Tone

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