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[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 543 views]
Tasting Paul John ‘Brilliance’ (Indian whisky)

Amrut was the first Indian single malt that made it , and is regarded (and I agree with every bit of it) as a great whisky, having released some outstanding expressions in recent year, top notch stuff. It’s always harder being the first, the pioneer, and in this case Paul John single malt has an easier path, but it does …

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[3 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 1,434 views]
Tasting 3 new Amrut Single Casks!

Three new lovely single cask Amruts are being released this month (just in time for Xmas eh?) . A Bourbon, Sherry and Peated ex-Port pipes single cask. The malt whisky from the Bourbon and Sherry casks is made with Indian barley, while the spirit from the Port pipes is made from Scottish barley malted in peat.
I had the privilege of …

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[5 May 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,459 views]
Amrut Greedy Angels

A new Amrut single malt is always good news, This Indian distillery has produced some super drams in recent years, all very young relative to Scotch whisky due to the dry and hot climate in Bangalore, which boosts maturation and causes the liquid to evaporate and aged at a super fast pace. What’s new in this one is that it’s …

Amrut, Headline, Indian, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,162 views]
Tasting Amrut Peated

How did I not post my notes about that Amrut until this day? No Idea. was meaning to, since i had tasted this one  along ago during a lovely Amrut Twitter Tasting which took place last year. So, better late than never as we say, here it is. In the meantime i did get a chance to review some newer …

Amrut, Headline, Indian, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[4 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,033 views]
Tasting the new Amrut ‘Portonova’

Another very interesting Amrut is out, and this one is nothing but boring. Like the Kahdambam and sherry intermediate, this one has been aged in several types of barrels:
The unpeated Amrut single malt was matured initially in a combination of new American oak and ex-Bourbon barrels. Then it was transferred to once-used Port pipes imported specially from Portugal before being …

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[23 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,757 views]
Tasting the Amrut Herald–A spicy Indo-German

Amrut distilleries are known for their affection of experimenting with whisky. I’ve written before about those experiments, mainly the “Two continents”, Khadambam, and the intermediate sherry, all very unique combination of cask types, cask origins, and location where the spirit is matured. 
This time Amrut has decided to experiment with double maturation , where the casks themselves are maturing in …

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[2 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,234 views]
A new Amrut–2 Continents Batch #2–tasting notes

The Guys at Amrut Single Malt never cease to surprise, and this new expression is one of their new releases for 2011. Batch #1 was a success, and batch #2 follows , but with some radical changes: different casks havebeen used for the maturation. Instead of ex-grain casks, second-fill bourbon casks
have been used this time. The Amrut Two Continents Second …

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[22 Nov 2010 | 14 Comments | 1,768 views]
Tasting Amrut Intermediate Sherry

After tasting the new Kadambham last week, it’s time to open this week’s tasting note series with another newly released Amrut.
Like the Kadambham, this one also uses  very non orthodox cask maturation. As its name implies, the spirit was aged in three casks. First, the spirit was aged in ex-Bourbon or virgin wood casks, then it was transferred into sherry …

Amrut, Indian, NAS, Rum Finish, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[18 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,852 views]
Tasting Amrut Kadhambam

India is the world’s biggest whisky market (yes, you heard me right). It’s dominated by Indian made whiskies, and Amrut is one of the big players in that market (but certainly not the biggest). As most of Indian whiskies do not meet the EU regulation for being sold as whiskies, only a fraction of them do get sold outside India.
Amrut …

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[20 Oct 2010 | 10 Comments | 6,386 views]
‘Distilled Beer forum’–whiskies of the world session

It has been a very long time since the ‘Distilled Beer’ forum met. Last time i think was before this horrible Israeli summer began, and i missed a meeting or two when wee Carmel was born.
Now it was time to meet again with the forum and this time the them was Whiskies of the world, anything but Scotch and American …