Amrut translates from Sanskrit to “Elixir of Life” and is the first single malt whisky produced in India. It was introduced on August 24, 2004 in Glasgow and is currently available in all major whisky markets.
Since its launch Amrut single malts scored over 20 medals and awards and its range has been growing in quite impressive pace. Amrut Cask Strength presented here was aged in white American oak barrels and bottled in September 2007 for the European market. Amrut Distilleries Ltd. was founded in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna Jagdale to supply alcoholic beverages for the Indian Ministry of Defense. The company main source of income is vodka, gin, brandy and rum with single malt whisky being responsible for roughly 5% of the revenue.
Nose: malty, vanilla, honey, oranges, pineapple, banana bread, milk chocolate, cinnamon, rum-soaked raisins and touch of candied ginger.
Palate: rich, vanilla custard, milk chocolate, oranges, tangerines, passion fruit, cinnamon, cloves and dash of white pepper.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla, cappuccino, tropical fruits, cinnamon, cloves and charred oak.