Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength


Distillery/Brand: Amrut
Region: India
ABV: 61.8%
Colour: Gold

Nose: 23
Taste: 22
Finish: 23
Balance: 22

The folks over at Amrut are unafraid, I’ll tell you that. And they keep you on your toes. From their zany experiments to their high-strength monsters there’s enough to satiate even the most adventurous of all malt-heads. And this Cask Strength version is a worthy addition to their crazy lineup.

Nose: Now I don’t want to appear all dramatic or anything but this Indian whisky is reminding me of ‘mithai’ – Indian sweets made from nuts, sugars and milk. Literally it’s like walking into an Indian sweet shop. You can find coconut, almonds, cashew nuts, rose water; basically every single ingredient that goes into making ‘mithai’.

Poetic or delusional? You decide.

Palate: Fierce and comes at you with a dark chocolate coffee fruit cake covered in orange slices, prunes and creamy pralines. An intense delivery firing on all cylinders.

Finish: Long and full of intense cinnamon and cocoa powder.

Frankly, I think this would have worked equally well at 57% (I did the math and diluted it) but obviously these guys know what they’re talking about so what do I know?

And if you’re too much of a pussy to drink it straight then just add some water. Like I did.

Rating: 90