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Amrut "Fusion" Indian Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1057873 Whisky Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. (JH, Spring 2010) Inner quote mark

Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This Indian single malt is so named because it's made with 'a fusion of Indian and Scottish barley.' The aroma is deliciously fresh, suggesting crisp apple slices. It's silky on the palate, showing plenty of caramel followed by a billow of peat smoke. It finishes dry, with an intriguing mix of cigar tobacco, leather, Baker's chocolate, bitter orange peel and spice. At 100 proof, it's predictably hot; be prepared to dilute it to taste. (KN) Inner quote mark (12/2015)

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 our opinion, yes! This is a fantastic blend of grainy sweetness, rich barrel vanilla, and smoky peat all wrapped into one unique and interesting whisky. 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.

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