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Amrut Spectrum 004

Overall rating
88.60/100
votes
132
Whiskybase ID
WB97649
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.2017
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Custom Barrels
Casknumber
Batch 01
Number of bottles
1800
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Spectrum 004
Barcode
891193502376
Added on
19 Jun 2017 6:58 pm by Glen Positive

Average value

€ 399.00

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132 × member ratings

294 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amrut Spectrum 004

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.60 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    This has the most beautiful colour I've ever seen in a whisky. Up until this one the Octomore 7.4 held the top prize in colour. Not anymore. The colour of this Amrut is a translucent dark cherry that is rich and delicious to look at. However, the look of this whisky doesn't quite relate to the noising and tasting.

    The noise is semi-rich with soft species, light molasses and chocolate at 50%.

    The palate it rich and restraining at the same time with hints of dark fruit, medium chocolate and sweet spices.The finish is okay, medium at best. 

    It's rich and sweet, but not very complex. Hard to pickup subtle tasting notes on this one but still a very enjoyable sherry dram.

    Worth the $150cnd retail price, but not at the going secondary market pricing which seems to be at least double and triple at this time of writing.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Waxed wood, caramelized almonds. Soft and intense, not so bulky. Red fruits. Roasted and slightly smoked notes evoking incense.
    • Taste
      Juicy and spicy with a hint of smoke, then deluge of exotic fruits, like an irish on steroids.
    • Finish
      Always this exoticism, with beautiful chocolate notes.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose & Finale 4/5
      Mouth 5/5

      Whisky n ° 2134

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I reviewed this whisky about a year ago from my personal bottle (83/100), it’s about half full since then. I was not fond of this whisky, mostly due to a burnt rubber note very prominent on the nose. Now I have a formal side by side with a sample of the original Spectrum. Let’s see how they compare.

    N: Unfortunately there is still a very prominent, what I perceive as burnt plastic/rubber. I’m surprised others don’t note this, but I do see people say “burnt wet wood, meaty, cola, sandalwood”. Perhaps it is these notes, but to me it is an off putting burnt plastic note. Thankfully with time this note mellows. And you’re left with: blackberry, cola, plum, fig, leather and Worcestershire sauce. A massive nose.

    P: Thick, dry, espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, black jujubes, mouthcoating, bergamot.

    F: Dry, oak without spice, cocoa powder, long and slightly bitter.

    Thoughts: The strong burnt rubber note is still present, water does not tame it. Only time mellows it. Past that the malt is very good. I like the palate and finish very much. I stand by my original score.

  4. robain scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      deep and dark sherries, wet burnt wood, dried fruits, 
    • Taste
      powerful, sherried, peppers (typical amrut),
    • Finish
      long adorable sherry, vanilla,

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, black sherry, which stains, wood too and the alcohol that enters the nose!
    In the mouth, big attack of alcohol and fruits simultaneously, then the wood, the fruity that comes out, then a sensation of vanilla rum! The sherry returns again with a trace of smoke and spices!
    In the final, it's long, strong on the same aromas.

    A surprising dram very pronounced, tested at the beginning of the show and ... retested at the exit, in the subway, making life more beautiful!

  6. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Quite complex and little bit young, sherry, lemon
    • Taste
      89 89
      Tea, spices, toffee, black sugar coffee, ginger, citrus
    • Finish
      87 87
      Consistant with taste and brown sugar, mid

  7. Glenjasper scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. wbarchive_407045 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This dram was very good, had it with my friend who was just starting out in his whisky career, him and I both agree it is an excellent starting point new drinkers trying to find there way thru the thousands of bottles.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Deep bourbon notes in there, with some burn ceder, dark cherries rock the front with dried apples and grapes in the back.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very alcoholish taste (lost a pt for that), with the typical amrut pepper ive been hearing about, not to complex for the newer drinker
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long sherried vanilla, hints of wood varnish in there. Thankful that this was not over sherried.

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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