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Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky 70 cl

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Established in 1948 as Amrut Laboratories and initially producing a variety of spirits and other alcoholic drinks for the domestic market, Amrut began producing malt whisky in the 1980s. The company also feels that "the high entry costs and complex excise laws in different states are a deterrent to further expansion in India".

Amrut followed the Scottish model of whisky production after consulting experts from the Scotch Whisky industry. The fermented wort is then pumped into a 5,000-litre Indian-made semi-conical wash still, where it undergoes slow distillation for 14 hours. Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas using the ‘water of life’ from the local rivers, this spirit truly captures the rich and colourful flavours of India. Nose: Almost smells like plain white grape juice, barely getting any alcohol off of it and it is close enough that it is nearly going up my nostrils.Amrut strived to provide a better product that would meet global requirements and employed the help of whisky experts from Scotland to perfect the processes. The third 10 year old release of Greedy Angels from Amrut, a series which acknowledges the challenging climate for maturing whisky in India.

Amrut mainly uses American white oak casks, but since the distillery has garnered in international reputation and the demand has risen, they have also started to use sherry casks and other types of casks. We'll send them to be recycled and you'll save paper, carbon emissions and time at the recycling centre! I had the opportunity to taste a number of Amrut whiskies at a local Whiskey Bar and Museum, so I knew that I already liked Amrut. Amrut can boast an exciting range of peated and un-peated malts, single cask maturations and variety of wood finishes.Nice lightly sweet caramel and maybe slight vanilla, and balanced overall, and I didn't feel any "bite" or harshness from the 46% strength. Amrut is an early Sanskrit word translating to “nectar of the gods”, although the original details of what this exact substance was remains unknown – it was believed that those who drank it would be guaranteed immortality! This Amrut Portonova has been aged in American Oak and ex-Bourbon barrels and then transferred to once-used Portuaguese Port Pipes. It has notes of salted caramel, orange, peach and melon, along with savoury plantain and hints of oak.

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