Amrut Peated Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky (700ml)
FROM THE LAND OF THE GREAT HIMALAYAS
As India is too tropical a climate for peat to develop, this expression is made using peated Scottish barley, from Bairds Malting near Inverness, distilled and matured in ex-Bourbon casks at Amrut Distillery in Bangalore. Bottled at 46%.
COLOUR: Golden Yellow
NOSE: Unusually dry peat; not dissimilar to peat reek absorbed by an old leather armchair; a hint of citrus, too
TASTE: Despite the nose, the immediate molasses sugar is followed by notes of peat. These build, so the experience becomes that little bit drier and spicier, though not without the molasses refusing to give way.
FINISH: You can tell the quality of the distillate and the barrels it has been matured in by the crystalline depth to the finish. Everything is clear on the palate and the butterscotch vanillas wrap the phenols for a comfortable and clean finale