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Amrut Spectrum 004

Overall rating
88.89/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB198238
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
09.2021
Casktype
American oak, French oak, ex-oloroso + PX
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8901193505445
Added on
04 dec 2021 4:27 pm by R0gierus

Average value

€ 174.41

33 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

240 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amrut Spectrum 004

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.89 points

  1. chichibufan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic new AMRUT, which bring full flavour, ripe fruits, dark espresso, leather, roasted bread and a heavy punch of oak. if you are into this tropical matured sherry monsters like Kavalan, Yamazaki or Amrut - this is the stuff you will adore.

  2. SherryDrone scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Amrut spectrum previous edition was a wonderful dram. Lots to like about it.

    This new one was launched in late 2021.

    Colour - Dark Amber (Not sure if this is artificially coloured but the label doesn’t say it is naturally coloured)

    Nose - A nice caramel malty note that quickly marries a strong oakiness. Vanilla. Vanilla cake. Uhmm.. I was expecting a rum raisin & dark dry fruit note and so this ‘vanilla’ note is a bit surprising. There’s a bit of sticky toffee pudding but again overwhelming oakiness. There’s a bit of dry sherry influence with dates and spices but appear very diluted.

    Palate - There’s so much vanilla. The usual ‘spice’ note in Amrut does exists but it’s not as intense. Bitter oakiness dominate. Almost like a concentrated version of Benadryl. A creamy feel in the mouth. The ‘sherry’ note on the nose does not translate to a sherry bomb on the palate. An oaky citrus notes that reminds me of Amrut fusion X. Given the colour & nose, I was expecting a lot of dry fruits and warm spices but palate is a lot creamier with vanilla and oakiness.

    Finish - Long. A bitter woody & winey note. Some citrus note emanates but overshadowed by oakiness. Mild toffee pudding note. A distant subtle smoke but mild.

    There’s a strong oakiness. The palate does not reflect any strong sherry influence. Or Amrut’s distillery character.

  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full on red fruits, nuts and oak. Very tasty, but punchy.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    As intense as they come (bar some Kavalan Solist), but some incredibly clever whisky engineering is going on here. Well done!
    • Nose
      Intense yet reasonably balanced. Notes of strong coffee, treacle, tobacco and orange marmelade, accompanied by brown sugar, a hit of soy and hoisin as well. Modern whisky with an old school feel and a slight acidic touch.
    • Taste
      A little less creamy/cloying than expected. Soft oak spices, burnt toast, some resin and dark chocolate as well. Water brings out mint, coffee grounds and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Molasses, spices and nougat, with finally a whisper of bitter chocolate. Long.

  8. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    At first, after the px nuance, it is generally oloroso nuance, the unique taste of the strongly burned cask, and there is no such thing

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A really good whisky that, like the Fusion, is a bit difficult to grasp. It somehow tastes good, harmonious, with a certain depth, but it is reluctant to release its individual aromas. A good dram nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Balanced, sherry, dried fruit, oak, spicy wood, harmonious, dark fruit, spiciness, compact and very tasty.
    • Taste
      At first glance surprisingly a little sharp with alcohol, undifferentiated, difficult to grasp. Oak, orange, a little pepper, more fruit, but nothing that jumps out at you, very intertwined.
    • Finish
      The finish is only medium, difficult to analyze, very compact, complex, dense, but good.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. Unlimit scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Tasty dram. But not special. Some watery palates are disadvantages. There's no dramtic feelings even this dram contains various casks.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Raisin, blueberry jam, little bit of acid like grape juice
    • Taste
      85 85
      Medium spicy, grape juice and blueberry. Creamy and some dark chocolates. It feels watery and it's a huge deduction point.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Similar with nose, added some tobacco. Medium long.

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