Amrut Distilleries Ltd is located in Bangalore and produces roughly 50 million bottles of distilled alcoholic beverages per annum, mainly rum, gin, vodka and blended whiskies.
Besides column stills the distillery is equipped with a single pair of small pot stills capable of producing 200,000 liters of spirit annually. Amrut single malt was introduced in 2004 and currently is available in more than 20 countries. It is usually bottled after 3 to 4 years of aging due to hot and humid climate conditions, which increase angel’s share to 14% a year. Amrut Cask Strength has been part of the core range since 2008 and comprises whisky aged in white American oak barrels. The bottle presented here was part of 2009 release.
Nose: malted barley, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, overripe melons and pineapples, sugared nuts, hints of cinnamon and cloves.
Palate: oranges, honeydew melon, bananas, vanilla, milk chocolate, dash of marzipan, pepper, cinnamon and hints of charred oak.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of oranges, pineapples, candied ginger, dash of cinnamon and pepper and toasted oak.