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Amrut 2009

Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
45649
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
06.2009
Bottled
08.2013
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
3438
Number of bottles
179
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8901193500921
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
28 Oct 2013 7:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Amrut 2009

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Spicy, intense, balanced, and different from European malt mates. This is just excellent. I always wonder if it is just me, or do I really taste the origins of the whisky. It reminds me of all the aromas of a proper Indian meal. Unfortunate that these bottles are not available anymore, but recentely a new bottle from 2013 reappeared on the Dutch market. Can we convince Amrut to repeat these Bourbon single cask releases more frequently? I think we ought to…
    • Nose
      89 89
      It is clean and smooth with aromatic honey, Indian spices, toffee and some kind of varnish. It screams for a few drops of water, which unlock a beautiful fruitiness with apricots, fresh juicy pears and apples, unripe bananas, and definitely mango (oh yes!). Lots of (tropical) spices like cinnamon powder, nutmeg, anise, Indian honey (does that exist?), and coriander. In addition, I detect clear notes of ginger, and some kind of sugary sweetness. Reminds me some rhum agricole. Fresh, floral, and even a tiny bit salty.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Also here, I find a clean and smooth entry with lots of Indian spices like Garam Masala or curry. In the beginning a bit tight. But this gets better when the bottle has been opened for some time. Water is definitely needed to open things up, like we found for the nose. The spicy notes of nutmeg, cinnamon powder, pepper, cumin, sesame seeds, persil, and freshly baked oriental bread also appear. Really lovely! Aromatic honey, tropic butterscotch (?), fennel, hot peppers, paprika, tabasco, and more curry. It is oily, a bit creamy, there are vegetable notes of olives and several tropical vegetables, and lemon grass. A tiny bit of pencil shavings appear along with some notes of acetone, but those do not bother the experience. The finish is spicy, oriental and intense.
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A powerful and dense mole, alive, mobile, hot, like a concentrated sip of moist Indian jungle in a glass, a bourbon barrel manifests itself, at times, quite brightly. I think those who, in principle, like the Indian style, will be satisfied.
    • Nose
      Thick, restrained, malt, grain, heavy sweet tones, overripe exotic fruits, candied kumquats, honey, light shades of manure and barnyard, candied jam, very concentrated, dense; salted grape leaves and pickled cucumbers, candied fruits from mandarins and oranges.
    • Taste
      A powerful, rich, diverse sweet exotic fruit, pepper-ginger wave, in the background spicy, Indian oak-filled spicery, a few coniferous and resinous notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, malt-ginger, orange and grapefruit peel, slightly sour in comparison with the general picture, in the background - spicy oak, overripe slightly fermented exotic fruit

  3. krillobarillo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    a wonderful whisky and only 4 years old
    • Nose
      caramel vanilla brown sugar little hint of oak banana  apple tobacco 
    • Taste
      peper honey apple vanilla fruit cake brown sugar oak caramel creme brulee banana blackberries cola
    • Finish
      honey oak a little bitter and a hint of tobacco medium finish

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