Amrut Rye

Amrut Rye

Price: $200 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Amrut

Region: India

50% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted European rye

Aged For: 5 years

Cask Type: American oak casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Cinnamon, red fruits, citrus, floral, white tea, grassy

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Lemon, sandalwood, citrus, oak, caramel, bitter

Finish: Medium warmth and length, floral, rye spices, cherry, oranges

Thoughts: This was surprising, it was very fruity and citrus forward and in no way fits with the traditional American rye profile. That said for me this didn’t land well, and given that in the U.S. it’s an expensive bottle I was not a fan.

Score: 72 out of 100

Amrut Portonova

Amrut Portonova

Price: $115 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Amrut

Region: India

62.1% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 4 years

Cask Type: New and old bourbon barrels, finished in port pipes

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Red tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Grape skins, lime, plum, blackberries, ruby port, and caramel

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly dry

Palate/Taste: Banana, pepper, oak, port wine, cloves, leather, and caramel

Finish: Medium warmth and linger, slightly sour, with citrus, and fortified wine

Thoughts: The nose on this is wonderful, but the palate is a bit of a letdown after the nose. Overall a nice dram, but a bit pricey for what it is.

Score: 82 out of 100

 

Amrut Fusion

Amrut Fusion

Price: $75 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Amrut

Region: India

50% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley (75% unpeated Indian, 25% peated Scottish)

Aged For: NAS (4 years and change)

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: Unknown

 


 

Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Barrel aged molasses, spice, oak, chocolate, cane sugar, and butter

Mouthfeel: Silky and coating

Palate/Taste: Brown sugar, caramel drizzle, smokey pepper, butterscotch, oak

Finish: Buttered bread, spices, long lasting, medium warmth with mint and vanilla

Thoughts: I only picked up a faint smokiness, but I like the flavors, it also has one of the best mouthfeels I have encountered.

Score: 86 out of 100

Amrut Kadhambam

Amrut Kadhambam

Price: $140 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Amrut Distilleries

Region: India

50% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley (10% of which is peated)

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Oloroso sherry butts, ex Bandalore blue brandy casks, and ex-rum casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Cinnamon butter, coconut, slight smoke, milk chocolate, dried citrus

Mouthfeel: Full bodied

Palate/Taste: Caramel, chili pepper, chocolate, leather, a bit of apple, and malt flavors

Finish: Very warm, and lasting. Oak with fruit, ginger, coconut, apple, and vanilla

Thoughts: A nice complex blend of flavors, supported by a good mouthfeel. A very unique dram.

Score: 84 out of 100

Amrut Peated Cask Strength

Amrut peated CS

Price: $75 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Amrut

Region: India

62.78% ABV

Aged For: 4 to 5 years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Oak casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 

 


 

Color: Crisp pale gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn. Rested 10 minutes.

Nose: A bit of smoke, salted fish, pine resin, the alcohol is certainly very forward to my nose. A bit of citrusy lemon and raisins.

Taste: Strong burn and smoke with tannined oak, followed by notes of vanilla and honey. Touches of dried fruits and a splash of ginger.

Finish: A bit dry and leaves a nice warmth with cinnamon and honeycomb flavors. Medium in length with a sort of fresh salty air of the sea with a nice campfire aroma.

Thoughts: I quite enjoyed this. Very rich flavors.

Score: 87 out of 100