Amrut Spectrum

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Custom Barrels
Batch 01
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2016 10:03 am by Glen Positive

Average value

€ 742.37

42 × in wishlist

164 × member ratings

334 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amrut Spectrum

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: a much more subdued, but still present, rubber note. Red wine vinegar, chocolate, wispy smoke

    P: sweet sherry, medium mouthfeel, cola gummies, cherry jam,

    F: Much sweeter than the 004. Strikes me as the px influence, shorter finish on sweet fruits, ice wine, plums, chocolate mousse, slightly nutty, balsamic

    Thoughts: Much sweeter and more of a modern sherry bomb. I mostly* like the Spectrum releases, but both carry (to my taste) an off note on the nose that taints the experience. The original is more cohesive with less of an off putting nose, but also sweeter. Maybe too sweet for me with not enough dryness or salinity to balance it out. Nevertheless the original wins out.

    Edit: Having this again after quite a while and I stand by my original assessment. It’s got a new rubber note, like inner tube that just doesn’t fit. Other than that it’s very rich and satisfying sherry bomb. But hey that’s just me. Clearly others disagree, and fair enough.

  2. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    My first Amrut and for sure not my last. Very interesting experience and the "hidden oak" was quite special in this dram. I like it and can fully recommend it.
    • Nose
      Very dark color of that young baby! 5 casks in one where 3 of them are oak and 2 sherry.. 

      The Nose: Sherry is there and brings caramel sweetness but also some cherries. I have milk chocolate as well as stewed plums. A bit of oak in the back and also some herbs and rubber. Very nice, the only critic could be that the alcohol is every now and then too intense and could have been implemented better. 
    • Taste
      The alcohol brings a lot of sherry and sweetness. All the nose is also in the taste besides the rubber. I have also some nuts (Serge says walnuts.. Ok why not) and the chocolate gets more intense after a few seconds
    • Finish
      The finish is warm and sweet and now the oak is there which I was missing during the whole dram. The sweetness and young oak remains for several seconds and a smile remains on my face. :-) 

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty. A very rich dessert dram. 
    • Nose
      90 90
      Chocolate, cherry cola, figs, oak, tropical fruit, coffee, cigars, slightest hint of menthol 
    • Taste
      91 91
      Creamy milk chocolate, tropical fruits, leather, cigars, vanilla hazelnut coffee, toffee, nutmeg
    • Finish
      89 89
      Cinnamon spice, dark chocolate, tropical fruit, light coffee, nutty, mild oak

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I tasted a sample imported from the Whisky Festival 2017. Luxus, this one got me, especially taste and its variability.
    • Nose
      Promising scent, strong, distinctive. Honey, tiramisu, cocoa, dates, figs, boxes of cigars, cinnamon, raisins, nuts, chocolate, plums, licorice, anise wind, sweet spices. (91 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is simply bombastic! First impression of a lot of chocolate sherry, but then on my tongue exploded sweetness along with spicy acuteness. Suddenly, the sweetness disappears and goes into the spicy sherry style. Cocoa, raisins, coffee. Smooths, chokes, and smoother soften wood, chocolate and spices appear. (97 b)

  5. Shane_IL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This was not your standard Amrut which is light and pleasant. This was deep, rich and dark. The sherry notes mixed well with the spiciness of the new oak.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    • Nose
      Dark stone fruits. Cacao. Chocolate raisins. Strawberry jam. Nutty wood. Sawdust. Slight figgy note. Quite spicy too, not hot spices but rich cooking spices, paprika, cinnamon, cloves & ginger. Possibly some truffle.
    • Taste
      Deep dark fruits. Blood oranges. Plums. Cherries. Raisins. Bitter coffee. Unlit tobacco. Woodspice. Ginger.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet stone fruits and bitter wood. Cigar smoke. Cacao. Lingering woodspice, slightly more prominent now.

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Deloti scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow !

    Enthousiasme 5/5

    Whisky n°1398
    • Nose
      Encens, sherry (version confiture de mûre), pêche rôtie. Généreux et boisé. Des accents tropicaux. Miel haut de gamme.
    • Taste
      Attaque boisé - digne des bourbon âgés, puis juteux sur les fruits. Une note de rose ! Fin de bouche sur les épices avec des accents de fumée.
    • Finish
      Finale éclatante, persistante. Vineuse puis boisée.

  9. Jonash scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Scent: sweet, raisins, clear sherry character. Taste: Incredible sweetness, raisins and plums. Aftertaste: Long, clear and amazing
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  10. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83


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