Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 50%)


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Amrut Fusion tastes on par with some of the best Single Malts in the world… for an Indian Whisky this says a lot. 
 
The distillery's name Amrut comes from Indian mythology, translating as "Elixir of Life" from Sanskrit. Perfect, right? The distillery was established in 1948. While other national distilling shops were focused on low-cost production, the entire history of Amrut has been a story of improvement, quality, and taste and it shows in their ramping accomplished over the years. 
 
Today, they produce a range of 11 core Whiskies and a few special editions. In 2010, (the) Jim Murray named Amrut Single Malt the 3rd Best Whisky in the World. John Hansell of The Whiskey Advocate had a lot of nice things to say about it also.
 
This is Single Malt Whisky from Bangalore, India, with no age statement and a name that sounds like a villainous SPECTER plot from a James Bond film. "Yes… soon vee vill start the Amrut Füsion reactor and rule der vōrld!" But what no self-respecting Whisk(e)y nerd will forgive is judging a book by its cover… or a Whisky by its label in this case. 
 
First, this is a real Single Malt Whisky with about 25% of the barley sent to Scotland for peating. The other 75% is kept at home in India where it is dried without peat. Does the name "Fusion" make more sense now? Amrut Fusion is aged "only" 4 1/2 years in both new oak and ex-Bourbon casks. Why only? Because Spirits age MUCH faster in warmer climates — testing showed that Whisky matures 3-4 times faster there. It actually compares favorably to a Scotland-aged dram that is aged from 12 to 15 years. 
 
Amrut Fusion is an award-winning, lightly peated, Single Malt Whisky at 50% ABV that gives a lot older Scotches a run for their money.

Awards
- World Whisky of the Year, Malt Advocate USA (2011)
- Grand Master of the World Whisky 2011, The Spirits Business Award in London  (2011)
- The 3rd Best Whisky in the World, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible (2010)
- Best Natural Cask Daily Drams, Malt Maniacs Awards (2009)
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Indian Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    India
  • Country
    India
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

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oak
spicy
smoky
dark chocolate
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cinnamon
grain
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Antique Gold 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dense oak with sweet grain and a hint of smoke. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full and complex with caramelized crème brûlée, light fruit, and a bit of Mexican chocolate. 
 
Finish 
Medium length with a cinnamon-sweet-smoky thing going on.

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Ratings & Reviews
Ronald
Ronald,
I really did not like the taste of this whiskey, it state to be the 3rd best in the world and a 97/100 in the whiskey bible but I could stand the harsh bitter bite of this horse piss. I ended up giving it away to a friend that said it was tolerable at best.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A slight peat, very smooth, just the way I like it.
 
Ray
Ray,
Didn't know what I was getting when I ordered, wanted to try something from an area not known for its whisky. It turned out to be surprisingly good. Definitely smokey on the pour, but the smoke is not overwhelming on the palate, with a slight vanilla finish. Also noted a hint of the chocolate as well. Great for sipping.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Aromas are sweet like honey and caramel, but the flavors are much more spicy and dry. Really good balance between the smoke, cinnamon and vanilla, with a really long, moderately peaty, finish.
 
Terry
Terry,
Smokey with a bite
 
Jason
Jason,
Complex, smells stronger than it tastes. Really good with Chocolate
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Great flavors under the alcohol bite.
 
Gabriela
Gabriela,
Strong alcohol and a heavy bite. Not peaty, but not for me.
 
Louise
Louise,
Very drinkable.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Oak and cinnamon
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Advent #18. This just isn’t for me. Too much ethanol and smoke and spice.
 
Colin
Colin,
I was overwhelmed by the spice. Not my thing.
 
David
David,
Decent flavor but harsh ethanol
 
Sean
Sean,
Kinda spicy, a tinge peaty. Decent drink, may go for something else next time...
 
Skip
Skip,
Maybe not the best whisky I"ve ever had, but I would order it - maybe even a bottle - just for the novelty that it's a quality whisky from India. Oaky, spicy, smoky, and a touch of chocolate.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Ugh I was hoping that the limited amount of peating would make it palatable. It just ruined it leaving that wretched peat and smoke after taste that destroys the oak, spice and sweet grain that you notice for a brief moment. Another great idea ruined by peat. Too many master distillers mess this up so bad. This is how you lose customers in droves.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Pretty good, mild and balanced with an appropriate amount of spice and nice flavors. Moderate smokiness, not overpowering.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Super tasty. Sweet chocolate nose, creamy palate, a bit smoky but very smooth. The finish is best, super sweet cinnamon, a bit like Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk
 
Frank
Frank,
(Advent 2020, #18) In the nose I get oak and smoke. Tasting it there's some spiciness along with the oak, some smoke, but a little bit of sweetness too. This one really was less rough after adding a little water or ice. There's a bit of a spicy finish. It's interesting but I'm unsure I'd get it, especially at this price point.
 
Nate
Nate,
Rough...hot.....The peat/smoke tastes like a bottle of liquid BBQ smoke. Fake and chemical. I wanted to enjoy this but its just not very good.
 
Todd
Todd,
Very interesting. Seeet and spicy. Cinnamon comes through. I would have again.
 
Mark
Mark,
Advent day 18. Smoky, sweet and spicy, with nice heat from the proof. It comes across as rich, like a creamy dessert, and rewards sipping slowly. Never would have guessed that this and the New Mexico malt would be 2 of my favorites in the calendar.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Fruity and oaky, a little spicy with a cinnamon finish. It’s interesting, but I’m just not a big fan of oak.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
My first Indian whisky, and I must say I enjoyed it. Reminds me of a Speyside or lightly peated whisky, but not overwhelmingly smoky. The spicy, sweet cinnamon blends nicely in the finish, but the oak is very forward and very strong. The combination of new and ex-bourbon oak casks really brings the oak notes out in the nose and palate and the mix of peated and unpeated barley leaves quite the impression.
 
Jason
Jason,
Pleasantly surprised. I was a bit turned off at first, to be honest, but enjoyed it after the first sip. I get smoky vanilla on the nose, spicy oak up front, and a lingering sweet cinnamon finish.
 
Mike
Mike,
A lot of heat, subtle smoke, and a nice semi sweet chocfinisholatey .
 
Derek
Derek,
Oak and smoke on the nose, with the slightest undertone of vanilla. First taste was of cooked dark fruit - almost reminiscent of mince pie - which was followed by a cinnamon spiciness that mellowed into a long, pleasantly sweet finish. With a silky, luxurious mouthfeel and surprising complexity, this was one of my very favorites of the Advent calendar for this year. Impressive.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Advent Day 18 - WOW! Damn good dram! Nice oak notes on the nose. Palate is sweet with notes of chocolate and fruit. Nice cinnamon finish.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Legit.
 
James
James,
No thanks. Just too much upfront spice and oak and not much else. On a blind smell/taste, I pegged this for a lightly peated and lightly smoked scotch - which is cool and which I like - but the mouthfeel didn't do much and adding some water provided no enhancement. advent day 18, 2020
 
James
James,
No thanks. Just too much upfront spice and oak and not much else. On a blind smell/taste, I pegged this for a lightly peated and lightly smoked scotch - which is cool and which I like - but the mouthfeel didn't do much and adding some water provided no enhancement. advent day 18, 2020
 
Brady
Brady,
Loved it! Excellent tasting notes, great bite and the smell hooked me. Will definitely get again.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
By far my favorite of the peated whiskies in the advent calendar, and far superior to their basic single malt. On the nose I got an unmistakable but not overpowering smoke, along with citrus and barley. The peat comes through more aggressively on the tongue, along with creamy vanilla and concentrated fruitiness (not entirely unlike dried apricots). A long sweet tail, with a bit of ash and spice. I want a bottle of this, to be honest. I'm tempted to bump it to a 9 instead of 8.
 
Bob
Bob,
Flaviar Advent sampler day 18. Another nice single malt. I thought I got more of the dark chocolate in the nose, as well as the taste. Nice smoke and spice. Unlike some of the other non-Scotch single malts in the sampler, this one's combination of flavors is not too crazy and, as a result, it is very drinkable. I'll buy a bottle of this for my home bar.
 
Adam
Adam,
This might be my favorite of the 2020 Advent tasters. A nice hint of smoke, great mouthfeel, and a balance of sweet. Pleasantly surprised by an Indian whisky. Cheers!
 
Scott
Scott,
Added a small ice cube to this and it was very nice, flavorful, and the heat lessened nicely. Going to add to my bar as I need to explore those flavors some more.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
I don’t really like smoke but this is subtle. I get the sweetness a little. Overall not bad for having smoke on the flavor wheel
 
Todd
Todd,
No doubt this is one of the better ones from the Whiskies of the World Advent Calendar. I think my favorites so far have been Penderyn, Old Elk, Mars Iwai, and this one. I liked some of the scotches, but am still learning.
 
Kris
Kris,
Nice color, good nose to it and the warm spice on the finish reminds me of good Indian food. This was my first experience with Indian whisky and it was a good one!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Not so smoky as to drive me away. There's a BIG oak smell and flavor up front with just a tickle of spice. Once that first big flavor starts to fade, I do get a little sweet and a strong aftertaste of walnuts. I really like it!
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Whoa, that is a crazy combination of flavors. Smoky, spicy, oaky and somehow I can taste the origins
 
Andrew
Andrew,
I agree with previous reviews- the heat and the spice is overpowering. Almost medicinal in taste
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Advent 2020 #18 - warmth is bordering on hot. The spice is powerful and overshadows everything until a hint of sweet on the backend. We'd drunk it, but probably not buy.
 
Jim
Jim,
Yummy, just enough peat to not mask the richness of the non-peated single malt. easy to drink straight but I prefer it on the rocks. My first Indian Whiskey but now I am afraid to try another. Afraid it may not hold up to this one
 
Ira
Ira,
I loved this! It's a blend of their single malt (75%) and their 100% peated (25%). Wow! I tasted smoke, cherries, tobacco, and cigar. It kind of reminded me of the taste of cherry cigars and beer in a bar I went to in college, decades ago. But unlike the cheap cherry cigars of the 1980s, this Fusion blend was pure joy, a far more sophisticated dram. Loved it!
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Smoky and hints of caramel and pepper
 
Rick
Rick,
This has a nice sweet and smoke type of after taste. Nice spice on the front.
 
Ben
Ben,
Delicious
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Spicy smoky funky potent. Slightly medicinal, lots of sticky dried fruits.
 
Sophian
Sophian,
Nutty, fruity, dark chocolaty - what is there not to like about this bottle? Unfortunately I have killed it and looking forward to replacing it.
 
Paul
Paul,
Just the right touch of smokiness after a smooth rich flavor.
 
Chris
Chris,
This was the first Indian whiskey I had and it is excellent. I will definitely be trying more expressions from Amrut.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Don't let the country of origin scare you off. This is a wonderful product. Highly recommend.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A pleasantly complex rich and sweet single malt. Wasn't sure what to expect from an Indian whisky but this was worth it.
 
Antti
Antti,
is a good rich, single malt with a birth of peat & sherry trifle, a life of dark chocolate fudge & coffee, while its' death is filled with barley & spicy molasses.
 
guest
guest,
A fine tasting whisky worth the money.
 
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