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Amrut Intermediate

Overall rating
86.04/100
votes
491
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

€ 88.25

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491 × member ratings

838 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amrut Intermediate

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.04 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. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  5. Xstream scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Another good but boring sherry whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
      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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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?
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, oak bitterness.

  9. Joschbert scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Quite a deterrent without water. With patience and water, he shows idiosyncratic corners and edges. Interesting, but somehow confused.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Undiluted, I first find an irritating mineral note, paint and a lot of sulfur. Much more pleasant with water. Orange and clear sherry.
    • Taste
      79 79
      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.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Pretty dry sherry notes. Black pepper. Bitter oak stays on the palate for a long time.

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