A good 10-15 years ago i bought a bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies for a blind tasting with friends that was meant to fool them, it was a bottle of Amrut Single Malt, my first World Whisky that wasn't from North America and it went down a storm with me and my friends.
This Amrut, thanks to Barry at The Whiskyphiles for sharing the sample, is a 6 year old which spent 3 years in a standard ex bourbon cask then 3 in a cask that previously held a combination of sherry, matured wine and orange peel. This definitely the SWA would not take kindly too if a Scotch whisky producer wanted to do and reminds me of the story of Compass Box's Orangerie.
However Orangerie definitely has that instant hit of oranges and this doesn't! i've had whiskies in the past with a distinct orange note, such as Orange Syllabub from SMWS, and this doesnt even have that.
It comes across more as a gimmic that a real whisky and i was pretty disappointed with the flat flavours from it and lack of strong citric notes. this would be one where i would seek out a sample but wouldn't buy a bottle of.
Available to buy from Master of Malt
Thanks again to Barry at The Whiskyphiles for the sample
Petrol, mechanics garage oily, malted wafer biscuits, malt sweets, crisp whole meal toast, underlying hints of marmalade, not as orange-y as expected.
Wood spices, toasted malted loaf, petrol and oily rage again, hints of seeetness, slight rubbiness
Spices and hints of marmalade
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