- 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
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501 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Amrut Intermediate
61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.