Amrut Single Cask #3437 (Bourbon Cask)

Amrut bourbon

Distillery/Brand: Amrut
Region: India
ABV: 62.8%
Colour: Young Sauternes

Nose: 23
Taste: 23
Finish: 23
Balance: 23

I was fortunate to host Mr Ashok Chokalingam at an Amrut tasting in Dubai and he was kind enough to bring with him no less than three single cask expressions – recent releases from Amrut. One of them was a cask strength ex-Bourbon expression served up at a glorious 62.8% ABV.

What an absolute gem!

Nose: Multi-layered and highly complex. Butterscotch, dark toffee and apples are brushed with aromatic tobacco leaves. Let it breathe and out comes through a mound of vanilla chocolate covered in coconut. Exactly like a Bounty chocolate bar!

Palate: The unrelenting palate is dark pepper spicy with chocolate fudge and orange with a healthy grating of ginger. Adding a drop of spring water allows you to mull it on your tongue for longer.

Finish: The long cinnamon and dark chocolate finish gets a touch nutty with some water.

It’s easy for distilleries to hide behind gimmicky maturations but this expression puts its’ money where its’ mouth is.

Rating: 92


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