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Amrut Intermediate

Overall rating
86.08/100
votes
501
Whiskybase ID
18340
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Matured
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Bourbon / Sherry / Bourbon
Casknumber
Batch 01
Number of bottles
1650
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
8901193003361
Added on
24 Sep 2010 11:37 am
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Average value

€ 89.68

23 × in wishlist

501 × member ratings

878 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amrut Intermediate

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    The spastic Indian cousin of Kavalan Solist Sherry.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      70 70

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    In no way a great whisky.

    Over exposed and extreme.... I like extreme, so a few points scored. The rest is for ompf and spice attack.
    • Nose
      Quite dark in color.

      Heavy sherry notes, wet and slightly sulphoric wood.

      Hint of oranges. Some more crisp red berry notes emerging over time.

      Alc is a bit "in your face" but then again it is 57,1% however it contributes towards a feeling of a volatile liquid.
    • Taste
      Hot, peppery spice,

      Buckets of thick bitter prune juice.

      Burnt liqorice.

      These two notes actually over power whatever else there may be.
    • Finish
      Medium lenght.

      Starting of on the burnt substance feeling that is getting rather unpleasant.

      Ends on a slightly better dark bitter chocolate note.

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Sample

    All the rage for a while back in the day. I think I had a later batch before and had luke warm enthusiasm. Let’s check the OG
    • Nose
      76 76
      Spicy wood. Cedar, and I swear there are some Indian spices in there. It’s... different. Coriander? Chalky candy. Artificial.
    • Taste
      76 76
      It tastes like fun dip. Apologies if you don’t know what that is; it’s cheap powdered artificial candy. Artificial cherry, fresh wood, sweet.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Sweet, artificial powdered candy. Good memories, but sometimes things are better as a memory... spicy oak, forced. Big in your face flavours, but lacks elegance. Very modern.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Heavy in sour plum and prunes, old and dusty books in a dusty room. Dried fruit sweetness, Chinese traditional oinment, milk chocolate, biscuits. After some time, strong Chinese herbs (Dong Guai), or some root based plant. The Spanish oak is very prominent, some reminiscent of the old, good sherry casks.
    • Taste
      Sweet, strawberry jam, lots of dried fruits. Thick and dense. Full bodied. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, biscuity, dried fruits again. Quite dry as well.

  5. dramspotter scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully strong sherry with an orangey/Cointreau tang in the mouth. For something only in a sherry cask for a period between other woods it has oodles of taste. Very strong sulphur note makes it quite a standout.

    The thing that is wrong is the name: I know the sherry is intermediate to the other maturations but it does not exactly scream at you from the shelves with a name like that.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He doesn't really want to please me. The alcohol is partly hot and pungent. The sherry notes are there of course, but also drift off to citrus notes. The oak doesn't look particularly elegant either.
    Nothing for me. I don't need that again.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  9. Xstream scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Don’t get the high ratings. Way better, not NAS, whiskies available for this price.

    I like the spice and the sherry but that's pretty much the only.thing it offers. A bit unbalanced, aggressive.and watery.

  10. Aldawg77 scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    When I first opened it I really didn't like. Way too much ethanol coming off it, and this was overpowering. Also very hot on the palette.

    It needs some time with air in the bottle (at least a neck poor or slightly more). However surprisingly over time the hidden beauty comes out. I found that with water (or even some ice) interesting smells and flavors come to the surface. A very nice stewed pineapple odor, and taste. Light floral notes, and ripe fruits.

    Towards the end of the bottle I really found a true appreciation in the metamorphosis that takes place over time, with this whisky and some of the unique elements that present themselves. It takes patience though.

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