Amrut Intermediate

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Matured
Bourbon / Sherry / Bourbon
Batch 01
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 Sep 2010 11:37 am
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.68

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Whisky Reviews for Amrut Intermediate

64 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 points

  1. 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.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

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

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior


    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. WhiskeyBrothers scored this whisky 72 points Newbie

    Combined rating between two whisky brothers:

    We're not fully delighted with this whisky. Spicy and bitter tastes overlay all other, leaving it monotonously dry and alcoholic.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Fruity, alcoholic, spicy
    • Taste
      75 75
      Spicy, bitter, wood
    • Finish
      70 70
      Leaves a "dry" feeling in your mouth, quite similar to dry white wines.

  7. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very sherry-dominated nose, practically indistinguishable from a Scot. Quite alcoholic without water. Not a bad, but very barrel-heavy and therefore exchangeable whisky
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry, ripe plums, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dust, vanilla, later coconut
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, dark and exotic fruits, undiluted alcohol quite dominant,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Almost medium-long finish, spices, burning alcohol, oak,

  8. Deloti scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Harsh on the palate definitely on the alcoholic side and a good amount of solvent notes. After all it's not as bad as it started. It opens its citrus notes, mild sherry, wood, caramel, bitter chocolate.
    Finish is long on wood and spices mainly
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.


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