Amrut Kadhambam

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Rum / Sherry / Brandy Casks
Batch 07
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 sep 2017 2:34 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 85.58

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28 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Amrut Kadhambam

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.62 points.

  1. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A powerful whisky, but still elegant, with a good balance of casks. Good hold and pleasant texture, on cooked fruits and spices.
    • Nose
      87 87
      No barrel dominates. We find a little sherry with dried fruit, which is superimposed spices, a little wood, stewed fruit (cooked plums, Mirabelle plums) and cooked cake.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Gourmet mouth, on the baked cake, almonds and stewed fruits, with a spicy note at the end of the mouth quite pleasant.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is further back, but remains subtle, with some spicy notes.

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  3. ea teasse scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I like it when distilleries experiment with their malt. I've had Highland Park on Calavados casks, the octomore 10 third edition with a mish mash of casks, and so one.

    And when the experiment works, it's even more fun. The Kadhamban is a great addition and when you get the chance, just try it. I like it, my friend doesn't. But he's happy to try.

  4. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    Nose: The familiar waxy texture of Amrut, floral and honey (protagonist), perfume, slight smoke, brandy and ripe apple (protagonist), dry oil, balance, reminds me of the skinned roasted pork in Guangdong, China.

    Drink: The wine is very average, with a burning sensation in the throat, apple juice, floral fragrance, and a little bitterness.

    Overall: Kadhambam means'mixed' or'combined', 10% Yamut peat barrels plus 90% malt barrels of whisky, followed by oloroso sherry barrels, Indian brandy barrels, and Indian local rums Wine barrels, aged in three types of oak barrels. But it's an experimental product, but I never think of drinking it.

  5. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Gerhans scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A journey of a dram that starts in India, takes you to the Carribeans and ends in Scotland, this is a very curious but tasty dram. This batch (7) tastes more rum-like than a previous batch I tasted and to be honest, it works really well. The bigger rum influence actually brings about that more Carribean mouthfeel, adding to the already exotic nature of this whisky.
    • Nose
      A very complex nose at first. Very spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, cloves and a little cardamom. A very Indian, Bomba(y)stic nose. Later on, the brandy, sherry and rum shines through, with the sherry kind of taking over after a few minutes in the glass with cocoa and marzipan showing their heads.
    • Taste
      Well, in a strange turn of events, the Indian smell transforms into a Carribean taste. Really, the rum cask takes over the taste very much. Caramelized fruits with brown bread. A creamy, but slightly drying mouthfeel. Some cocoa bitterness coming through at the end.
    • Finish
      More rum and sherry, but in a more conventional way. I'd say the finish is the least exotic. Slightly drying, but the bittersweet aftertaste lingers for a very long time. 


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