Amrut Distillery was established in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna, just a few months after India declared its independence, and build in Bangalore, in the southern part of the country. The family run business produces a whisky in the purest Scottish tradition and proudly proclaims its Indian roots. In 2004, Amrut became the first distillery in history to produce the 100% Indian Single Malt.
Amrut Portonova 62.1%
Very interesting little whisky from Amrut, this is unpeated and aged in American oak bourbon barrels before a finish in port pipes, especially imported from Portugal.
|Nose||A Thick pudding of a nose; fruit and caramel have merged into one slightly over-oaked soup; burnt apple pie.|
|Taste||This is essentially a port pipe sandwich and it shows. The spicy, jammy fruit is interwoven through any amount of caramel while the oaky saltiness gets the taste buds both salivating and puckering until you run dry.|
|Finish||Long, massive oak with quite evident traces of the virgin barrels now detectable. And more of a cocoa hue as it progresses. At last some muscovado sugars arrive to supplant the berry fruits.|