Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oak Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Feb 2012 8:34 pm

Average value

€ 37.46

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Whisky Reviews for Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.14 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 → SUBPAR [+]
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Taste and aftertaste on the level. Intelligent, balanced drink.
    • Nose
      The peel of a ripe apple, dark chocolate, a handful of dried fruits, honey honeycombs, pepper.
    • Taste
      Light airy, meaty, sweet with sour nuances, astringency of a piece of wood, wine, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium, warming, slightly biting, pepper dried fruit sprinkled with chocolate.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is unexpectedly good - complex-delicious, the price for the very high level it does not hold on the palate - he has to hide in his price range in any case - but I would prefer the Speyburn 10 with 46%
    • Nose
      86 86
      sweet, lots of honey and vanilla, light touch of glue note, Virgine Oak cotton candy, firewood logs of slightly resinous softwood, autumn foliage and flower stems, subtle herbal notes, some wood oil, powdered sugar, nutmeg, licorice, cinnamon, dried walnut shells-with time it becomes fruity - especially sweet lemon and yellow melon - some marzipan - quite a bit of oiliness that I associate with age otherwise
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mhhh first needs water - seems a bit rassy at first - I would have expected differently from the nose. You get used to it and a drop of water does not hurt him - at first he does not seem very aromatic - but alcoholic - that gets a lot better when chewing - he gets sweet and develops beautiful warm woody aromas, lemon, melon, liquorice, but is also mineral and something unclean. Here, too, subtly injects an adhesive note - Juicyfruit chewing gum artifacts - a bit too much mint
    • Finish
      81 81
      Grain with toasted notes, cereal grains, leaves, a bit dry and alcoholic - here and there a bit too bitter - the finish is not my thing - rather take a sip - but what happens after the last sip? :)

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Very simple whisky. Nothing interesting!
    • Nose
      A bit alcoholic, floral, with notes of vanilla, honey, green foliage and walnuts. In the background is a chemical shade and dusty furniture.
    • Taste
      Sharp, with a high content of lemon peels, ginger, young nuts and hot peppers.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, bread, slightly citrus, oak.

  6. davidloosli scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Green apple, vanilla, lemon
    • Taste
      Lemon freshness, sour drops, orange, alcohol well integrated, ananas, a touch of honey
    • Finish
      lightly burned toast, lemon creme, grapefruit, pink bubblegum

  7. AdamsB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. davidloosli scored this whisky 80 points Expert 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


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