Amrut Spectrum 004

Overall rating
88.79/100
votes
165
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

€ 178.98

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Whisky reviews for Amrut Spectrum 004

33 users have left 33 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.79 points.

  1. Unlimit scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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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  3. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a great whisky from India. Chapeau!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Somehow Christmassy in the nose. Lots of oak. English fruit pudding, raisins, vanilla, some exotic coconut. Ripe dark fruit. chocolate sweetness.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate first fruit jam with spices. Mouth-filling soft with neat oak. Vanilla and the dried fruits, a hint of smoke. A little sharpness. Spicy. Coffee.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, strong aftertaste with predominantly sweet aromas. Fruits are slowly fading away, some mint?

  4. dkstpqkd12 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    N : Malt, Cookie, Salted Chocolate, Dirty and Powder.
    P : Candy, Sweet. Sugar Powder, Nuts, Dusty and Dry.
    F : Oak, Strawberry, Sweet, Bitter, Malt.

    Hmm.. Cookie, Powdery. Very Malty.

  5. WhiskeyMavens scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Without a question, an outstanding representation of what India has to offer in terms of world-class whisky. Had this been bottled at a slightly higher proof, closer to its barrel entry proof, I would have given it a perfect 100 without hesitation. Other than that, I have no complaints about this whisky. A truly exceptional pour.
    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  6. herdertje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Zorro123 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Powerful Amrut. Good christmas whisky. Dark dried fruits. Spicy. Much of everything here, really. Enjoyable dram in the dark and cold wintertime.

  9. Mordeth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Gregorsky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90,5

  11. Beatroute Malt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Leather, damp soil, ash, soot, Christmas spices, minty, caramel, brown, melted sugar, mild spices, hint of cinnamon and boiled fruit. Winter greens and dark chocolate. Another great Amrut!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. Larry411 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Coffee, burnt brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon buns, red delicious apples and their skins, cinnamon hearts, candy canes, and some oak. I think what the Frankenstein casking does is impart equal influence of all 4 parts of the finishing barrel, with a bourbon backbone.

  13. WhiskyWitold scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, spicy, woody - really nice
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, plum, liquorice, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, nuts, menthol, sherry wood, toffee, chocolate, coffee - really not bad
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, liquorice, dark honey, good sweetness, pepper, dried plum, toffee, chocolate, coffee, sherry wood, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, cooked oranges, orange peel - very nice
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, woody, toffee

  15. Obynapewno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Lots of coffee and wood, dried fruit, plums, cherries, leather, sweet
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, dried fruit, figs, plums, cappuccino, tobacco, chocolate, oak, leather, caramel
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, capucinno, dried fruit, caramel, and tobacco

  16. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, gummy spice, some coffee

    Taste: Fairly full-bodied. Certainly sweetness appears with some spices. Where and where not chocolate.

    Rating: 88 | 100 Medium long finish with light spices.

  17. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Coffee, tobacco, burn sugar, marzipan, dark fruits, rubber, intense but balanced, quite nice

  18. etwa77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    without water: too much oak and the rest seems over-imposed on a canvas of burning spirit (84)

    with water: loses power and personality, becomes more cloying and bitter (82)

  19. TomP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  20. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  21. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oaky, fruity (mostly red), coffey and chocolaty, all on full blast. What a intense whisky! As intense as some younger Glenfarclas Family Cask. I like it. Ill be looking out for other stuff from that series.

  22. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      First dominant oak and coffee. It takes a little patience to get past this oak wall. Then there are many different juicy fruits. Berries, cherry, plum, raisins, papaya.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty spicy-herbal, light smoke. Some pepper, lots and lots of oak. Chocolate with a high cocoa content. Mocha.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fruits return and complement the spicy palate aromas. Intensive.

  23. 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

  24. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  25. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  26. 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.

  27. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  28. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  29. 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.

  30. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  31. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  32. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  33. 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.

  34. SherryDrone scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Amrut spectrum first edition 005 was a wonderful dram. Lots to like about it. The 2nd one was not as great IMHO.

    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.

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