Amrut "Fusion" Indian Single Malt Whiskey 750ml

SKU #1057873 Whisky Advocate

 Balance, complexity, and surprising maturity for its age -- these are the defining characteristics of the best Indian whisky I have ever tasted. Amrut is doing some great things, and this whisky just elevated them to a new level. Combining Indian malt and Scottish peated malt, this whisky shows a sweet side, but is never cloying, with rich caramel, vanilla custard, and fruit cocktail in light syrup, balanced by vibrant -- almost floral -- dried peat smoke, delicate white pepper, and a hint of tropical fruit (toasted coconut, pineapple). Soothing, lingering smoke finish. I look forward to more great whiskies from Amrut. (Vol. 19, #1)

K&L Notes

*97 points from Jim Murray's 2010 Whisky Bible and the #3 overall Whisky of the Year.* Does the first Indian single malt to hit the U.S. shores actually live up to the hype? In my opinion, yes! This is a fantastic blend of grainy sweetness, rich barrel vanilla, and smoky peat all wrapped into one unique and interesting whiskey. While the Amrut "Fusion" incorporates elements from both Islay and Speyside, it really tastes like neither one. There is a more rustic character that stands apart from the smooth and polished Scottish malts, but yet the dram itself is still balanced and well crafted. This is a milestone for the international whiskey market that in time will stand up next to other outstanding non-Scottish malts like the Yamazaki 18. You will be pleased. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/11/2011  | Send Email
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I actually had some one accuse me of working for the company because I wouldn't let him leave without the bottle. Well worth the hype, it is an exceptional example of balance and finesse. There is no way in a blind tasting that you would expect this to be from anywhere except Scotland. If you have a friend that loves scotch and looking to get them a special gift, I highly recommend this bottle, there's a good chance they haven't heard of it yet.

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Malt

Alcohol Content (%): 50