Family Whisky Fun Time: Fusions!!
2nd May 2012
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Tasting Notes by SquidgyAsh
So my wife and I have been trying to get to the whisky bar Helvetica for months now. We have finally arrived and this is the first sort of date night that my wife and I have done in a good long time.
We've tried the Glenfarclas 12 yr old at dinner, and have tried the Yamazaki 12 yr old, the Hakushu 12 yr old, and the Glenmorangie Nectar D'or. I've just got a fresh drink of Amrut Fusion for our next one. We've been waiting for my sister and brother in law to show up, we've been waiting for almost an hour. We've now received a text message stating that they're waiting upstairs for us for whenever we arrive.
We head upstairs and lo and behold there is my brother and sister in law!
We join them and we share a moment of silence for our friend who could not join us tonight due to a last minute emergency surgery due to appendicitis.
My wife and I are drinking Amrut Fusion and my in laws are drinking Sazerac Rye.
"To missing friends!"
I let my wife take the Fusion, without knowing what it is. I always let her have the first drink and I never tell her what we're drinking. Keeps it interesting that way.
Nose: some peat, malt, some fruit notes that we are not able to put our fingers on, but definitely citrusy, maybe lemon or lime? and quite a bit of spices, mainly pepper.
Taste: My wife once again takes the lead and tries a sip of the Amrut and promptly declares that in no matter, shape, or form does she care for it.
Taste: Peat, smoke, a hint of the fruit that we detected on the nose, and quite a bit of spices, mainly pepper, but something that I can't put my finger on.
It's not bad, but definitely not something that I think I'll buy a bottle of for my cabinet.
Finish was long and peppery for me with the oak dominating and a hint of smoke following the oak.
This is a different whisky from what I'm used to and as you can tell my wife loved it (hahaha). It's not a bad whisky, but for myself I'd have to be in a special mood to want to drink it.
Amrut Fusion runs at around $100 AUS when I have seen it. At a hundred dollars I can think of quite a few other whiskies that I'd rather purchase instead of the Amrut. If you like some complex characters and a lot of spice this might be the bottle for you!!
Next up the Glenmorangie Astar! This is one I've been wanting to try!