Amrut 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
30 mar 2015 8:33 am by Titi94
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 170.00

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29 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Amrut 2009

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.50 points.

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    -3 points because of the quick fading sherry
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    nice but the sherry somewhat fades really fast, only a few days of oxidization and the sherry bomb turned into a sweet benrinnes, though benrinnes is not bad, still disappointing though
    • Nose
      red wood, dark sherry, red wine, butter, malt, deep spices, perfume-y floral, herbs, preserved (dried) sour salted plums, sugars
    • Taste
      rich elegant sherry, stewed dark fruits, sugars, woodsy, butter, spices, black pepper
    • Finish
      medium, sugars, red wine sour, sweet red wood, red fruits, malty butter, plums, wood bitter, woody stewed dark fruits at the back followed dusty red wood and malty sugars

  3. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Very nice chocolate nose praline, nougat, viandox tip, cherry cherry. Superb texture very thick and which hangs the tongue. Always a lot of chocolate in the mouth, alcohol is well integrated. In the long finale the dram is transformed and leaves an impression of beef broth and spices including pepper. As an oversaturated Intermediate, I love it.

  4. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    light amber color, nose on nice notes of PX but also a more unpleasant side of caramel burned a little chemical. The mouth is superb, with scale, the alcohol is perfectly integrated, chocolate, citrus, toffee, dried fruit, very greedy, not too sweet. Long finish, chocolatey, spicy.

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The mouth and the finish are interesting but the nose for me is totally behind and leaves a shared impression.

    (88 only for mouth and finish)
    • Nose
      First nose ultra confusing: "rotten" fruit, wood treatment agent, dirty socks? Sulfur sensation afterwards. Impossible to describe, the nose is very very heavy and disgusting. After a lot of aeration, we come back to something much more comfortable but not very expressive (wood, vanilla, sugar, traces of dried fruits)
    • Taste
      Completely different from the nose and good quality: the mouth is quite sweet, thick and slightly praline, with lots of chocolate, spices, dried fruits. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Finish
      Long, on dried fruits, wood, varnish, some coffee.

  6. ScottFrench scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very big whisky aged 4 years only ... I start this tasting with a lot of a priori. And in the end, after the slap of the first tasting, I went back and I found it even better ... Blow of heart!
    • Nose
      From the outset, the color is announced: powerful, rich and atypical. Dried fruits (nuts, hazelnuts), citrus fruits (oranges, lime), ripe fruits (peaches, plums, apricots), spices (pepper, ginger, cinnamon), hints of honey milk. It's extremely rich, complex and balanced
    • Taste
      Very powerful, but delicate. Everything is in its place. Always spices, ripe fruits, dried fruits, citrus ... No alcohol. Complex and balanced.
    • Finish
      Endless on milk chocolate, spices, ripe fruit.

  7. p4blo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wow, this one really shows the potential of Amrut.
    • Nose
      Sweet notes of fruits with strawberry jam, prunes, black berries. Very well integrated alcohol.
    • Taste
      Smooth, rich, mouthwatering. The fruity side is nicely complemented by toffee and a handful of spices.
    • Finish
      Sweet, warm, with spices and becoming bitter towards the end.

  8. Titi94 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Under the climate of Bangalore, whiskys age quickly and the angels' share is considerable. This is the case for this single cask selected by La Maison du Whisky which shows a loss of 39% and is exceptionally fine. If one adds to that the sherry which insinuates with sweetness in each of the aromas and in each of the flavors which it deploys, one obtains a Amrut resplendent of maturity and complexity.
    Profile: ample, powerful. White peaches, candied oranges, nuts and peonies occupy the front of a floral and fruity scene. Mineral, chocolate and spicy notes.
    Color: topaz with copper highlights.
    Nose: ample, rich. Full of dynamism and recoil on itself, the first nose is of exceptional power. White peaches, candied oranges, walnuts and peonies form a picture where fruits and flowers blend harmoniously. Mineral, it evolves on dark chocolate and strong spices (pepper, clove, nutmeg).
    Palate: both firm and unctuous. Lightly tart, it first offers stewed fruits (Mirabelle, plum), fresh and oily nuts and citrus fruits (bitter orange). The mid-palate is marked by noble spices (cardamom, curry, saffron). It is prolonged with delicacy on notes of rum baba and frangipane.Final: long, silky. Sherry affixes a delicately roasted signature (tobacco) and heady (musk, honeysuckle). Its smooth tannins coat honey (acacia) and milky notes (vanilla, crème fraîche). The retro-olfaction is liquorice and floral (tuberose, lilac purple). The empty glass is fruity (apricot, white peach).


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