Amrut Portonova

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
American Oak Barrels / Port Pipes
Batch 05
62.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2015 9:30 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77.99

7 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amrut Portonova

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky definitely needs a generous splash of water to take away the sharp, alcoholic taste. After doing that, this is in fact an excellent bang-for-your-buck whisky!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Batch 10, 11/2015 (6yo in Bourbon barrels,  Port pipe for 8 months)
    Regionals - Amrut Session 2016 w Ashok
    • Nose
      Malty, thick port/px/molasses notes, chalk, raisins, sweet, caramel, grapes. (85)
    • Taste
      sweet, cinnamon, plums, berries. (88)
    • Finish
      More plums, cinnamon. (87)

  5. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Amrut 'Portonova Batch No. 5' (62.1%, OB, 2014)
    You may know about the story, this wee baby was first matured in
    American oak, then Port pipes, then American oak again. I remember the
    first batch did win Silver and a Best Cask Innovation Award at the Malt
    Maniacs Awards 2011. My own score for that one: 89. Colour: deep gold.
    Nose: one of those unlikely tries that just work. Perfect nose, fresh
    and fruity, with blood oranges, a winey touch, some tobacco, and then
    glasses and glasses of multi-vitamin fruit juice. There’s also a perfect
    toffee/café latte note. With water: having Kaffee-Kuchen with good
    friends and a great bottle of PX. Mouth (neat): not too syrupy, very
    fruity (grapes), fresh… and very hot, almost burning. I need my throat,
    so… With water: a little less ‘immediate’ than the bourbon that we just
    had, but the fresh fruitiness just works again. Cranberries, other small
    berries, sweets, and then a spice mix that may well be Indian (some
    kind of great curry)… Finish: long, with a perfect balance between the
    fruits and the spices. Comments: same score as four years ago, no doubt
    about that. They have a great recipe, worth the trouble. SGP:651 - 89 points.


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