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Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

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50.0%
Bangalore
700ml
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$104.99
50.0%
Bangalore
700ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Amrut Distilleries caused a bit of a stir when they launched their range of Indian whiskies back in 2004. Indian Whisky, surely not? Oh yes, indeed.

    Whisky expert Jim Murray silenced many early sceptics when he said, "t he fact that it is Indian? Irrelevant. From distillation to maturation this is a genius whisky from whichever continent." In fact, he was so enamoured with the outturn from this distillery, he named the Amrut Fusion Whisky Third Best Whisky in the World in 2010. High praise indeed.

    The name 'Fusion' refers to the fact that this expression is a combination of both Indian barley and Scottish, both distilled in the Amrut distillery in Bangalore. They are matured separately, but ultimately blended back together to create the East-West 'Fusion.'

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • A careful marriage of Indian and Scottish malts, the latter being peated. The Indian barley comes from the Punjabi region and is distilled in Bangalore, at the Amrut Distillery. The same goes for the Scottish barley, but the two malts are matured separately. Once they have reached their peak maturation, they are married back into bourbon casks in a proportion that balances the rich fruit flavour of the Indian barley, with the savoury peat characters from the Scottish grain. This rare combination of Indian and Scottish elements means Fusion has a really excellent mouthfeel and palate, combining oak, a hint of vanilla, fruit and a sublime peatiness.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The nose is quite rich - thickly oaked and complex. Some curious barley-sugar notes here shrouded in soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, too. The palate continues the richness of the nose, through a big, but controlled delivery. After the intital hit, the smoky notes from the nose begin transform into warming, full blown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note appears to temper it. There's a custard/cream tone - presumably the oak influence - before the malt hammers home that barley and fruitiness to make for a bit of a free-for-all; the flavours develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate. There's enough molassed sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end. Above all, the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its exit.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 97 POINTS

    JIM MURRAY - WHISKY BIBLE


    It is one of those which command a big mouthful, a chair with a headrest...and silence. You will chew for seemingly hours and never quite get to the bottom of its mystical complexity. It is massive whisky, but its genius is that you get the feeling that there is some almost invisible element keeping the malt together so the proportions are never less than perfect.'

    ACCOLADES


    Grand Master Award - Spirits Business Awards 2011 World Whisky of the Year - World Whisky Awards 2011