Amrut Two Continents - 2nd Edition
What a marriage of two continents
14th Apr 2012
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Tasting Notes by MaltActivist
It's called Two Continents because it's been matured in both India and Scotland. I don't know who thought of doing that but they're on to something special here.
The 2nd Edition is slightly stronger than the first (50% vs 46% ABV) and I think that adds to the excitement.
Let's start with the unreal nose. Each visit brings you something new forcing you to almost sit and nose it for hours. I had so many flavor profiles wrestling with my senses I was dazed. It's instantly honeyed reminding you of a ripe fruit stew covered in pudding. There is also a small piece of chocolate drizzled with citrus juice that is just delightfully unexpected. Sit with it for a while and the smell of freshly cut grass grabs you. As your sense of smell eagerly waits for something new someone takes out freshly baked biscuits out from the oven. Finally you are reminded that the one thing that binds it together is fat, juicy barley.
With heady anticipation I let some of it slide over my tongue and it was as if someone had just taken all these aromas and liquified them instantly. As the silky malt explored my mouth it left behind faint traces of oak with pencil shavings strewn around. Then suddenly from no where you're hit with the fiery spice of cinnamon and star anise.
Once you close your eyes and swallow you realize that each component worked harmoniously with each other and made the other great. Possibly one of my favorite malts from definitely my favorite distillery.
Two Continents - 2nd Edition