The distillery's name Amrut comes from Indian mythology and the word means Nectar of life in Sanskrit. In Indian mythology the forces of good (gods) and evil (Rakshas) were fighting each other in a war with a mythical snake (Adishesha), itself tied around a golden mountain in the midst of an ocean. The fight stirred the waves and a pot containing divine liquid rose up. Anyone who drank this liquid would be given an eternal life…
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is made from selected Indian Barley grown up the feet of the Himalayas, matured by the water flowing there and cultivated by old & traditional agricultural practices. It is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aroma, matured in oak barrels in unique tropical conditions, at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level at Bangalore, the garden city of India. This Whisky matures by losing almost half its volume to the angels.
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Distinctly confident licorice-Bourbon notes with near perfect bitter-sweat balance; burnt honeycomb and toffee also abound.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Outstanding richness and sheen against the enormous barley-oak sweetness; again there is a big Bourbony cut to the cloth with all the licorice and molassed sugar, but the barley adds that extra dimension.
Long, wonderfully layered oak offering variations of a sweet dry theme; a touch silky with some cream toffee in the end.
Smell of ethanol right off the bat. Spicy, very spicy. Light in color. Not impressed.
Pleasantly surprised! Loved the notes of caramel, vanilla and warm baking spices. The burn of alcohol is balanced by a multitude of flavors. Would try again!
Interesting smoky taste. Love it!
Oakier than I expected, but in a good way.
Start sweet then hits hard Ethanol finger nail polish then finishes Smokey like electrical fire. Sorry just not good either neat or on ice. Just not good.
Not very good. I would not buy this, but it was nice to have the contrast in a tasting box (Asia & Oceania Vol 3).
This was a nice surprise. Smooth, Smokey and sweet with a light bite. Definitely getting a bottle.
Not bad, but not one of my favorites. A little too oaky for my taste.
Mostly got ethanol. Little bit of spicy, no smoke, no fruity taste. Added some drops of water and it didn't change. Finished it with some Coke and that didn't help either. Glad it was in a tasting box.
Rated really low here for some reason...
Did this one on a blind tasting...blown away by how good this one is !! Give it a try really enjoyable
Decent but not very complex. Not a lot of bite to it
Starts out smooth but ends with a great closing note
Lots of smokiness. Great with a good cigar!
Not what I expected
This was pretty good. Very leathery and sweet like honey on the nose. Tasting it was faint sweetness to start then taken over by the spicy and bitterness of leather and tobacco. The finish is very strong and lasting.
I think I would skip over this for my home bar. I think it’s a unique taste that others might enjoy more.
Cragganmoe 12 with a bit more spice
Very drinkable. Spicy.
Smooth and nice drink with sweet taste. I will have it again.
Only a hint of smoke in the nose, but dominates the taste. Not a fan of the smoke, but this isn’t bad even with that.
Bloody good effort - I'm ashamed to say that I did not have high expectations, but it was pleasantly surprised.
rich and smooth.
Love the smoke
Very good. Smoky aroma and taste upfront that opens up to fruit and sweet caramel. But not to sweet. Then the oak in the aftertaste. I really liked this one. Good balance and separation of flavors.
Carmel but not a lot after that.
The oak and the dark chocolate notes are there, but too much spice for me.
Money. Super smoky, fruity, and tobacco-like.
Smokey and oakey.
Licorice base but too burnt
If you like a 15-18 yo double casked Macallan- you should give this a try
I loved this. Spicy, smoky, yet delicately sweet caramel and vanilla notes.
This truly the most amazing tasting single malt whisky I’ve tasted in a while. Could be put in the same category as the Glenfiddich 15s and others originating out of Speyside
On the nose I get am immediate hit of malt, followed by dried fruit - mostly raisin, but maybe also prune. It's pungent enough the impression is like a hot grain cereal with the fruit stirred in. The palate largely follows suit, adding the barest hint of smoke and salt. Body is pleasantly oily, with a fairly long and pleasant malty sweet finish.
I actually thought I didn't like this that much on my first pour, but I think the rest of the vial won me over.
Caramel and spice. Really good.
Not to our preference. Strong beginning and bitter finish. We may need to work up to this one.
lots of bite on the front. similar to scotch. but then there's a lingering finish that i cant put my finger on.
Very pleasant. Not a heavy mouth feel. Taste of ginger, raisins.
A little bit of a bite. Takes some getting used to.
Caramel and a big oak flavor layered with spice, fruit and a light smoke. Tasty, but not awfully interesting. Comparable to a Speyside with a touch of smoke added.
The nose is bold with burnt honey and oak with a hint of sweetness. Mouth-watering at first, then a good balance of sweet and spicy at the same time. Quickly turning to rich and sticky on the tongue. Nice long Finish...Starting with some smoke and ends with bitter spice but then swoops in with sweetness from under the tongue at the last second. Reminded me a little of Glenmorangie 14 Quinta Ruban but better. I will definitely be trying more!
Pleasantly surprised. Very Oaky but sweet. complex and good. Mouth-watering and spicy at the same time
First Indian whisky. Overall, quite tastey. Bold, yet sweet. Enjoyable.
This was my first try of Indian single Malt. I truly liked the experience.
Different than what I normally drink, kinda taste like what I imagine freah cut grass would taste like.
Interesting. Nicely oaked and touch of sweet is reminiscent of a speyside, but it adds a licorice floral note (cardamom?) on the nose and finish that is odd. It’s not off putting but it’s not wonderful. Again, interesting.
This was absolutely horrible.
LOVELY mix of black pepper, cardamom, and ripe fruit flavours with just the right amount of burn.
Definitely one of my favorites. Love the sweet aroma. Bit of a burn but still nice.
Really great, always a pleasure to drink when I'm not looking for something too peated. Highly recommanded.
My first sample of Indian whisky was enjoyable. There's a lot of oak in this bottle. I've sipped better single malts, but I had far worse also. Now I'm interested.
I think "barley-oak sweetness" is a great description of this one. Very smooth, balanced and drinkable. It is tasty and better than average, but not exceptional: I think it is a good value for the price and worth keeping around for its "different" character.
Well. I like India, but this is fairly plain.
One of the smoothest Single Malts I've tasted.
Decent and drinkable. Smooth with a bite at the end. Will Definitely have some more.
This is an awesome single malt with massive oak and a good sweet/earthy mix. The caramel, vanilla, and fruity notes come out very well balanced. The spiciness is just right, not too much, and not too little.
Very nice whiskey.Surprised by the degree of peatiness.Smooth with honey notes,and a long smooth finish.Very rich in body.
For the money a very fine whisky...reminiscent of the better highland/speyside varietals with a faint touch of peat...
Delicious - so strong yet smooth and the deep sherry colouring doesn't prepare you for the almost peaty flavour - and there ain't no peat in India!
is a very good rich whisky with birth of oak & burnt honeycomb, a life of barley & molasses, while death is long with oak & creamy toffee.
Flat. A bit sweet at the beginning and a poor finish.
First Indian Whisky and very surprised. With a bit more age wouldn't hurt. I would purchase a bottle.
I tried this in the flavor pack and liked it. Not enough to keep on stock in my bar, but it was nice. A bit antiseptic on the nose.