Aug 09

Amrut Fusion Indian Whisky – Review

Amrut Fusion Indian WhiskyAmrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

100 Proof

Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML

Distiller: Amrut Distilleries Limited

 

Background

I had my first experience with Amrut Single Malt Whisky about a year ago.  I took a gamble on a country not known for its single malts, and had no regrets after my first drink.

Now I have another opportunity to try a different expression from the same distillery.  Enter Amrut Fusion – a unique blend of malted barley from Scotland and India.  The best of both worlds, right?  Let’s find out.

 

Review

The nose on Amrut Fusion is a bit harsh at 100 proof compared to its 92 proof brother.  Once you get accustomed to it, you’ll notice Glenlivet-esque pineapple notes, and very distinct nutmeg.  This is a unique nose, separating this whisky from the rest of the pack.

Fusion could easily compete with Compass Box’s Spice Tree as the “spiciest” whisky I have ever tasted.  Cinnamon and even more nutmeg make appearances, along with mild peat and some almonds.  Malted barley comes in strong on the palate, along with some light tingling on the tip of my tongue.  Amrut Fusion can be slightly bitter at times, which is my only qualm with this whisky.

The finish is lengthy and very nice, with additional malted barley notes and just the faintest hint of smoke.  A very pleasant end to a tasty whisky.

 

Rating & Recommendations

Amrut Fusion is a heck of tasty dram, earning a rating of 89 out of 100.

From start to finish, this whisky impressed me, and I will likely buy again if given the opportunity.

 

-Ryan

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