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Amrut Bourbon Cask

The nuttiest whisky

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

17th Aug 2015

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    85

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This is probably the most intensely nutty whisky I've tasted. Mainly almonds, or almond extract. Takes a bit of getting used to.

On the nose there are toasted almonds, and also a decent amount of bourbony oak. Maybe a tad sappy/floral. In the mouth it is full, rich, somewhat oily. Once again that big toasted almond flavour. Reminds me a bit of Auchentoshan Valinch, though much better.

The finish is long a rich. No way would you guess this is a four-year-old malt. At full strength it is hot but still drinkable in small sips. Needs some water to really find its balance. Speaking of balance, this whisky could use more of it. You really have to enjoy this nutty style of malt to love it. But either way, you can't deny it is a tasty and well-made malt with a good degree of complexity.

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4 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I have been really enjoying my single bourbon cask (3444)but I have to admit I'm not getting the same nuttiness you describe. It is, however, an awesome whisky.

4 years ago 0

Astroke commented

I enjoy this very much (especially since the price reduction), it does well with a little water.

4 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Agreed. A few drops help to open it up. Too bad the LCBO casks weren't bottled at CS, but all standardized to 60%. But I don't think too much flavour has been lost...

4 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@Megawatt, One of my favourite malts for 2015. Spot on with your comment, "you can't deny it is a tasty and well-made malt with a good degree of complexity."

4 years ago 0

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