How did I not post my notes about that Amrut until this day? No Idea. was meaning to, since i had tasted this one along ago during a lovely Amrut Twitter Tasting which took place last year. So, better late than never as we say, here it is. In the meantime i did get a chance to review some newer Amruts but this one is the classic and one of the first to ever be released from Bangalore. Interesting to see how this differs from my favourite “Fusion” which has some peated malt inside…
Palate: The palate is a bit peppery with that earthy peat from the nose making and entry here as well. after a few seconds it gets dusty and Bitter with wood Cumin but also a bit sweet as in sugar,red Apple and cereals.
Finish : Getting very earthy. Peat and Bitter wood, with the fruitiness almost gone.
This is a Rugged and Classic peated malt, if handed blindfold i would have guessed a peated Speysider or highlander (Benriach,Benromach etc) , with the cereal and fruit as well as the earthy dusty peaty feeling to it. Not bad!
There is a CS version to this one It’s on my list to try and compare.