Amrut, the first Indian single malt, was launched in 2004 in the UK and was not available in its homeland until 2010. It gained international recognition in no time and has been successfully challenging its Scottish competitors.
Amrut Two Continents was introduced in 2009 and earned great reviews. The second edition followed in 2011 and the third one (the one presented here) in 2017. The whisky was distilled from barley grown in India’s North West Provinces and aged in refill bourbon barrels originally in Bangalore. After few years spent in hot and humid conditions the whisky was shipped to undisclosed location in Europe to finish the aging process in much cooler climate.
Nose: sweet and slightly winey, ripe apples and grapes, oranges, bananas, vanilla, honey, milk chocolate, hints of nutmeg and oak.
Palate: sweet with bitter backdrop, honey, vanilla, toffee, raisins, baked apples, dash of black pepper and oak tannins.
Finish: medium long, with notes vanilla, honey, ripe fruit, hints of nutmeg and oak.