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Amrut Naarangi

Overall rating 54 votes 84.31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.2014
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
900
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Batch 01
Barcode
8901193501973
Added on
20 Apr 2015 8:26 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 272,50

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 299,00

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 19

Tastingtags

8 Notes

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
11 Sep 2017 10:27 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.5
Nose
81
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
80
Price
79
Presentation
86
toklian
Expert Senior toklian Note
21 Mar 2016 1:53 am
toklian gave this whisky 82 points

Serge says:

Amrut 'Naarangi' (50%, OB, 900 bottles, 2014) Two stars and a halfThis funny baby was bottled in December last year. Some orange peel had macerated in sherry casks, in which the spirit has then been finished. So, it’s well whisky, and not a liqueur or a flavoured spirit. I find this rather creative, but lets’ hope it won’t be sweet… Colour: reddish gold/copper. Nose: no obvious sweetness and no feeling of triple-sec or other orange-based liqueurs, which is just great. Rather some malty goodness, a touch of cardboard and sawdust, then plenty of dried fruits, including orange zests, obviously. A chalky side in the background, wet concrete perhaps. With water: wood and tealeaves, cardamom, caraway... Mouth (neat): it’s well whisky and not a liqueur, but I find it a little weird, really peppery, clove-y, slightly pungent, bitter… I cannot not think of some artichoke-based drinks such as Cynar, beer bitter, ultra-dry sherry… Maybe the strongest mulled wine ever? With water: gets rounder and sweeter – and, dare I say, better. Marmalade and green tea plus ginger and more cardamom. Sinking your teeth into a thick-skinned orange. Finish: rather long, fruitier, but this leafy side never leaves. Caramel in the aftertaste. Comments: a bit of an UFW (unidentified flying whisky), with very pleasant sides, and others that are more, say unlikely. SGP:461 - 78 points.

Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
19 Mar 2016 10:44 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
87
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recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Note
04 Dec 2015 4:47 pm
recursiewhisky gave this whisky 87 points
Colour:
Old gold.

Smell:
A powerful, full, lush and well balanced whisky with aromas of dried fruits (apricots, figs, oranges, peach), orange marmalade, lush sherry, lemon zest, orange liqueur, white pepper, cinnamon, cereals, barley sugar, dark honey, fresh berries (mostly strawberries, raspberries and blackberries), sultanas, nutmeg, sweet clove, creamy oak, vanilla, subtle mocha, hint of eucalyptus, the is a faint hint of smoke, new leather, subtle varnish, earthy tones and antique oak.

Taste:
A strong, lush, full, intense and well balanced whisky with aromas of orange syrup, peper, chili, bitter orange marmalade, blood orange, orange juice, candied orange peel, grapefruit, cloves, cinnamon, peach, apricot, dried fruits (figs, dates, clementines, sultanas), pineapple, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee, bitter tannins, new leather, old books, subtle beeswax, varnish, creamy vanilla, rich honey, breakfast cereals, hint of mint, caramel, Steamed Orange Pudding and spicy oak.

Finish:
A long, warm and drying finish with aromas of orange syrup, bitter orange marmalade, barley, spices, white pepper, licorice, bitter chocolate, dried fruits, orange peel, tannins and powerful oak.

Conclusion:
I expected a whole lot more oranges (off all kinds) on the nose in this expression. But it’s done in a subtle way and is much more balanced than I expected. The palate shows more orange flavours. It’s a lovely expression of Amrut that shows a good depth of flavours and is well balanced. For me this is a great desert dram especially in combination with a fresh backed orange and raspberry Victoria sponge.

Marks:
8.7/10

mds51
Connoisseur mds51 Tasting note
27 Jun 2015 3:09 pm
mds51 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Zartbitterschokolade, im Hintergrund Früchte, Erdbeere, Himbeere und wer hätte es erwartet: Orangen. Ein Hauch von Vanille und Würze.

Taste

Zu Beginn sehr weich und süß im Mund, dann Zartbitterschokolade und leichte Kaffeenoten. Im Hintergrund entfaltet sich ein Orangen.
Die Süße verschwindet und es bleibt die Würze und etwas Bitterkeit.

Finish

Wärmend. Leichter, kurzer, bitterer Abgang.
Gewürze, Anis?

Comments

Ich hätte mir etwas mehr Orangen gewünscht, wenn es schon so sehr angepriesen wird.

mds51
Connoisseur mds51 Tasting note
27 Jun 2015 3:25 pm
mds51 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

A tug of war between Suet Pudding and dried figs with moderate teasing of orangey citrus. With time, more dried fruits evolve and is a stunner.

Taste

Viscous, full bodied like a syrup transcending to slat and sweet akin to orange influence and is a joy.

Finish

Slightly dry and one can neglect it. The finish is moderately sweet and a loud dance of orange on the finale.

Comments

Tasting Notes from Amrut Distilleries.

addyhd
Connoisseur addyhd Note
15 Jun 2015 11:41 am

Naarangi' derives its name from the Hindi word, Naarangi which means "orange." It is the first single malt whisky ever produced in the world to have expressions of orange, which brings forth a new level of experimentation to the malt world. regulations for malt whiskies state that adding anything to a whisky disqualifies it from being called a whisky; however, Amrut who had been contemplating adding orange notes to whisky, have developed a novel solution to create Naarangi, which meets all EU guidelines. To produce this whisky, Amrut procured Olorosso Sherry from Spain and matured wine along with orange peel in it for a period of three years. The oranges for this were sourced from the tourist haven, Madikeri located in the picturesque Western Ghats of India. The wine and orange peel concoction was let to mature for 3 years in Bangalore, lending the barrel a unique orange essence.The wine and peels were then spilled and the barrels were filled with a 3-year-old matured single malt whisky and allowed to mature for 3 more years. In this period the barrels have lent the Orange characteristics to the whisky. 900 bottles have been shipped in the first batch.

I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobotomy.
Ras Mazunga
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga Note
15 Jun 2015 1:42 am
Ras Mazunga gave this whisky 88 points

Need to taste this again to be sure about my rating. Strong Amrut character in this one which is a compliment.

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