- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Oak Barrels
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 31 Jan 2010 1:53 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Amrut Peated Indian
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.99 points
- Whisky is simple but tasty. A bit like Bowmore 12 yo.
Smoky, with a high content of citrus notes. Borodino bread, prunes and firebrands are in the foreground. Deeper - old leather and a farmyard.
Smoked butterfish, lemon, pepper, some nuts and celery.
Long enough, rough, with a high content of burnt meat, bitter nuts and rye bread. In the end - spicy spices and a little oak bark.
- Barley is grown at the foot of the Himalayan mountains, and peat malt is imported from Scotland
Peaty smoke, vanilla, pepper, charcoal
Sweet, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, pepper, charred oak
Slightly long, caramel, charred oak, intensifying peat
- Slightly ashy and grainy peat, colorful Indian spices that give a variety of different scents, vanilla. Exotic fruits, mango, papaya, pineapple. A dash of lemon and iodine. In the mouth, good balance between the humidity of the peat and the earthy and fruity aromas. Coal, rock, wet wood and citrus. Good finish, of a decent length, on caramel and wood. Sweet and salty, a little spicy on the side with peppery molasses and nutmeg.
- sweet peat smoke with tropical fruits and Indian spices, embedded in wood. Straightforward, but really good.
- Much better and more pleasant than the non-smoky variant. Really tasty.
Sweetish, pleasant campfire smoke. Slightly unripe sweet melon, green apple, pear. A light, fresh citrus note gradually overshadows the smoke. After a while, gooseberry and milk chocolate come along.
Also a sweet, pleasant smoky start. Here are rather darker fruits; red apples, mirabelles and plums. Honey and vanilla. A slight ginger sharpness comes through. The mouthfeel is quite creamy.
Medium. The honey sweetness and ginger sharpness last the longest.
- On the nose, spices, yellow fruits and light peat.
On the palate, ubiquitous smoke, peppery spices, then various fruits, caramel!
In the final, peat is more present, as well as fruits.
It's a good dram, but no singularity, a little too flat finally!, It lacks roundness!
- C: Amber
N: A Scottish-like light peat comes out from the glass, along with soap and flowers like lavender and daisy. It is a dry-like, clean-like scent, with something, somehow, that makes you think of wet rocks.
P: Still, very delicate peat spreads the mouth, together with curry and cumin. Woody and salty notes peep out, before they start turning into mineral and sweet (vanilla) scents.
F: Definetly neither a long-lasting final, nor rich. Pleasant peat, maybe a hint of mineral; but that’s all, folks!
Let’s put it this way: depending on your point of view, you may have opinions very dissimilar from our. In order to give a final judgment for this Amrut, we decided to ask ourself a question (we invite you to do tha same), that is: what do we expect from an Indian whisky? Our opinion is that this is a good imitation of a Scottish whisky, but definetly it is not a Scotch. Therefore, this lack of audacity, this “variatio in imitando” is not a good point to us. Finally, price is also not appealing…