Amrut / Amrut

Amrut Naarangi Review

Amrut Naarangi 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

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Petrol, mechanics garage oily, malted wafer biscuits, malt sweets, crisp whole meal toast, underlying hints of marmalade, not as orange-y as expected.

Palate

Wood spices, toasted malted loaf, petrol and oily rage again, hints of seeetness, slight rubbiness

Finish

Spices and hints of marmalade

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Amrut Naarangi
Age: 6
ABV: 50.00
Distiller: Amrut
Bottler: Amrut
Type: Single Malt
From: India, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 25/01/2018 by Tom



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