Type: Single Malt
Strength: 50% alc/vol
Amrut is an Indian single malt whisky, manufactured by Amrut Distilleries. John Hansell, editor of American magazine Whisky Advocate, wrote that India’s Amrut distillery changed the way many think of Indian whisky. Amrut Fusion gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish, in fact a mix of 75% unpeated Indian barley and 25% peated Scottish barley. These are separately distilled and aged for four years, then ‘fused’ together for a further three months.
Amrut Fusion has been picking up awards ever since it first appeared in 2009. It’s an excellent single malt, offering up generous helpings of fresh fruit, honey, spice and a good whiff of smoke.
Nose: Peaty, oaky, vanilla, spice.
Palate: New oak, all spice, vanilla, nuances of peat smoke.
Finish: A cinnamon sweet, with hints of smoke.