- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Sherry Matured
- Bourbon / Sherry / Bourbon
- Number of bottles
- 57.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- Batch 01
- Added on
- 24 Sep 2010 11:37 am
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Whisky Reviews for Amrut Intermediate
59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points
- The spastic Indian cousin of Kavalan Solist Sherry.
- 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.
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.
Hot, peppery spice,
Buckets of thick bitter prune juice.
These two notes actually over power whatever else there may be.
Starting of on the burnt substance feeling that is getting rather unpleasant.
Ends on a slightly better dark bitter chocolate note.
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
Spicy wood. Cedar, and I swear there are some Indian spices in there. It’s... different. Coriander? Chalky candy. Artificial.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Another good but boring sherry whisky
Strong sherry nose - prunes, cherry, berries jam, balance with dusty agarwood, and garam masala. Milk biscuit, creamy milk chocolate. After a sip, earthy notes, tabacco, burnt cinnamon, wet wood. With water, more agarwood! Overall quite aromatic nose. but sometimes the oak will overpower the entire nose and make it unbalance.
Very dense berries, sour cherry, wet oak, some sweetness in the middle, finish with tons of oak bitterness. With water, same notes with hint of curry powder?
Medium long, oak bitterness.
- Quite a deterrent without water. With patience and water, he shows idiosyncratic corners and edges. Interesting, but somehow confused.
Undiluted, I first find an irritating mineral note, paint and a lot of sulfur. Much more pleasant with water. Orange and clear sherry.
Another charge of sulfur. The funny mineral note from the aroma on the palate, even with water is not pleasant. Is this part of the character of the distiller? The alcohol is very present. In addition, some sharpness, reminiscent of pepper, and bitter oak. A little vanilla.
Pretty dry sherry notes. Black pepper. Bitter oak stays on the palate for a long time.
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.
Sweet, strawberry jam, lots of dried fruits. Thick and dense. Full bodied. Vanilla.
Long, biscuity, dried fruits again. Quite dry as well.