Amrut Peated Single Malt Whisky-New Packaging
A great peated offering from India’s Amrut, “from the land of the Great Himalayas”. Jim Murray speaks very highly of this, giving it 94 points. Rich and intense.
The new 46% Amruts are a very different proposition to the pleasant but unexciting original release. At the higher strength this 24ppm peated effort fairly fizzes along the tastebuds. This is excellent – hugely improved stuff from a distillery coming along in leaps and bounds.
Nose: Sweet cure bacon, smoke, malt, sweet peat, touch of caramel.
Palate: Soooo fruity! Peat doesn’t even get a look-in. Lots of malt, tart.
Finish: Medium, peat emerges as the end, fruit teas.
Overall: An excellent nose.