Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oak Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Feb 2012 8:00 pm

Average value

€ 39,56

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Whisky Reviews for Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.56 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 76 points Administrator

    Indian whisky has never been very high on my list, but curiosity finally convinced me to give Amrut's core range bottling a try. Fresh citrus, vanilla and a touch of oak spice offer a pleasant but rather simple nose. Green apples, mango and sweet malt linger in the back. The palate reminds of a misbehaving teenager: young, immature and not very harmonic, I am struggling to enjoy this dram. Lemon, ginger and some bitter green tea rescue the medium finish. I know there are better versions of Amrut available, but where is the 'Indian identity', I wonder?

    RATING: 2.7/5.0 stars ≙ 76 pts → PALATABLE [+]
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. Misery scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    `Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky NAS / 46%`
    The aroma of the peel of a ripe apple, dark chocolate, a handful of dried fruit, honeycombs, pepper. The taste is light, airy, milky, sweet with sour nuances, wood tartness, wine, chocolate. The finish is average, warming, slightly biting, pepper and dried fruit sprinkled with chocolate.

    A little less interesting story than Fusion, but also very tasty. You need to breathe it for about 10 minutes, then it starts to smell like black chocolate with some kind of prunes, seasoned with black pepper on top. It does not give such a "tropical" mood as Fusion, but it is also not bad in its chocolate-apple dried fruit. Taste and aftertaste also on the level. Sensible, balanced drink.
    `Score 84`
    © belwhisky.club

  3. AdamsB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Amrut Indian Single Malt Standard is a whisky produced in India, made of barley growing at the foot of the Himalayas, from the same place is drawn crystal clear water. Laid in Bourbon casks, due to the extreme temperatures in the south of the country, it evaporates in the form of "Angel's share" about 15% per year. Thanks to this phenomenon, young Whisky matures much faster than in a cold Scottish climate. Beautiful honey, golden color,
    • Nose
      Sweet, oak
    • Taste
      Vanilla, caramel, toffee
    • Finish
      Oak with a hint of spice spices, citrus

  4. Lorion scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Quite delicious, but rather to smell ... 76 points.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Apple juice. Then comes grain. Apple crumble Cake. The alcohol is also noticeable. Sweet Honey. The cereal prevails. Citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      69 69
      Very cute. The apples here too. Oily, oatmeal. Agave juice concentrate. Hints of tobacco. With time it gets a bit artificially soapy.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, warm, sweet with red apples

  5. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Amrut is one of the many Indian distilleries, but also one of the few to produce a real whisky. India has dethroned brands like Johnnie Walker in terms of sales volume, although this only concerns its own territory, vast obviously. These are productions that are clearly unknown here and are closer to a Brandy than a Scotch of what I know. It has been distributed relatively widely in our home for a while now, I also made my debut with the 'Fusion' version of which I should be able to find a sample by digging a little and that I found a very good report price quality. It is still the case of this version, discreet on the stalls of the wine merchants, but very recommendable in the sense that for the price you will never be disappointed. It develops interesting aromas, the whole is supported and relatively long ... a good daily dram a little exotic and a very good starter for beginners, what does the people want ?! I recommend reading my note on the 'Amrut 100' version, where I already wondered about the fact that these whiskys age in bourbon casks while developing a sherry style ... A really amazing whisky.
    • Nose
      Nose: Soft, lots of roundness. Without eccentricity, the aromas are well in place. Plums, peaches, candied cherries. Later honey, puffed cereals. Cinnamon will settle in a rather straightforward way.
    • Taste
      Mouth: Always soft and supple, it has stewed fruit, to make the approach is typified sherry. There is wood and some spices. Everything is infused in cloves. It's balanced, again it's not explosive but the job is done, it's an Indian whisky that holds up as a daily dram. In the second part it draws much more on the fat side, buttered, with honey, dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Final: Much drier and bitter it offers a good resistance. The wood gains in intensity, it does not escape at once.

  6. davidloosli scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Mint, cherries, minerally, dirty, overripe fruits, peach
    • Taste
      Sweet overripe fruitcompot, peach, exotic fruits, slate, some austere tea
    • Finish
      Light earthiness, black tea, fruity sweetness, mango, good balance between sweetness and austerity, stays for a long time

  7. zaphod155 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A pretty simple drop. Nothing really special, but not bad either.
    • Nose
      Grassy, ​​green crop, wet wood. Honey sweetness and vanilla are rather subtle. With time comes a weak floral note. The wet wood gradually starts to become too modern. One or the other green fruit hides in the underground.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, grainy, dry. Some white pepper. A shimmering bitterness is spreading. The mouthfeel is dry, almost astringent.
    • Finish
      Rather short, with a dry sweetness.

  8. iDea D scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. iDea D scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great, great whisky! What a pleasant surprise. Complex. Rewarding.
    • Nose
      W/o water: sharp. Cinnamon cookies. Citrus. Icing. Nice, integrated spiciness.

      w/ water: heavy. Spicy. Sweet and complex.
    • Taste
      w/o water: complex arrival; sweet, heavy, grains, wood. Development from light sharpness than creamy, warm sweetness. Raisins and juicy citrus fruit.

      w/ water: remarkably light arrival. Hesitant but long development; grain, sugary sweetness. Citrus. Cinnamon.
    • Finish
      w/o water: long finish to dry bitter citrus.

      w/ water: longer finih to drier and more bitter citrus

  10. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    N: Sherry=nutty bourbon with notes of bread crumbs and blackberry pollen. Is it a blend?
    T: With soft putty notes i’m not picking up the accentuated ageing due to climate, more the impression of decent maturity from slow refills with a sherry>bourbon mix - haha!
    F: Fades with a bumpy fade.
    C: Really good, and a huge surprise given how undrinkable [original] Amrut was back in the day.Scores a B+


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