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Choosing to name your distillery after "the elixir of life" is an excellent way to grab the public's attention. That is exactly what the world "amrut" means in Sanskrit. Founded in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna, Amrut Distilleries Private Limited began its production by providing the Indian Army with Indian-made spirits. It is currently located in Kambipura, not far from Bangalore in southwestern India.
After six decades, Amrut Distilleries has now created a name for itself globally as a whisky producer. Amrut is a single malt whisky produced using barley grown in northwest India. This is then matured in new American oak and ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled. Due to the hot climate of India, the whiskies mature much quicker and are ready to be bottled after only four to five years of ageing while they must age for much longer periods of time in colder countries.
Amrut is a confident whisky that will surprise you will its richness. It smells of liquorice and honeycomb, which come across in the taste as well. The barley flavour holds its own as does the oak. Try this excellent single malt with spicy foods as it is not overbearing but also will not shy away from strong flavours.
Description of Amrut
- Colour: Amrut has a light amber appearance.
- Aroma: Intense on the nose, with strong aromas of barley and grain, dried nuts, tangy citrus, and apricot. Liquorice-bourbon notes are distinguishable, along with honeycomb and toffee.
- Taste: Rich and sweet on the palate, with notes of barley and the sweet flavour of honey. The finish is long and persistent, with an aftertaste full of apples, apricot, malt, fruit, and a touch of rum.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: This single malt is crafted in Indian soil, using only locally grown barley grains, harvested in the North West region of the country. Once the distillate is obtained, the liqueur is matured in new American oak barrels and former bourbon barrels before being bottled and released for consumption. Amrut is the first whisky house of India, and since 1948 has been establishing a name and market, both in the subcontinent and worldwide, expanding their business first to Scotland and now in over 44 countries. Elegant and smooth, Amrut is a full-flavoured drink. Try it neat, or with the tiniest drop of water to make an explosion of all the complexity and intricate mixture of flavours on the mouth.