Amrut Distilleries Ltd. was founded in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna Jagdale to supply alcoholic beverages for the Indian Ministry of Defense.
Amrut single malt was introduced in 2004 in Scotland, paradoxically it took long six years to launch the brand in India. Amrut Naarangi (the word translates from Hindu to ‘orange’) is a single malt whisky finished in orange sherry cask. The distillery procured Oloroso sherry from Spain and then infused the sherry with orange peels for over two years. Then sherry was emptied and casks were filled with three years old Amrut single malt for additional three years.
Nose: orange and tangerine peels, orange liqueur, apricots, candied ginger, pepper, cloves, cinnamon and hints of cocoa powder.
Palate: bitter orange marmalade, orange zest, dried figs and dates, mulling spice, pepper, dark chocolate and hint of oak tannins.
Finish: fairly long and warming, with notes of oranges, caramel, pepper, licorice, dark chocolate and oak.