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Amrut Fusion

Explosive, juicy Indian

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@GeorgyReview by @Georgy

14th Oct 2017

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  • Brand: Amrut
  • Type: World
  • ABV: 50%
  • Batch: No.27 Aug.2014

I loved Amrut Sherry, and so I decided to pick this one up as well, having heard so much good stuff said about it. Well, I think I'm in love...

NOSE: a hint of smoked paprika and peat, very much not like any Scotch whisky I've tried. You can tell right off the bat that this one is definitely not Scotch. Big sugary nose with a lot of preserved fruit, brown sugar, moist vanilla cake, buttery pastry, cardamom, aromatic oak. Water brings forward more tropical fruits, pineapples,Sauvignon Blanc type aromas, lemon, orange. 23/25

TASTE: honey with some sour notes, vanilla sponge cake with nice oak in the background. It's like taking a bite of some delicious cupcake with honey poured all over it. Some spice here as well. With water, more mineral, lemon, pineapple, more black Ceylon tea notes as well. Pistachios. 23/25

FINISH: warm, preserved white fruit, warming, a hint of peat, black tea. 23/25

BALANCE: 24/25

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I find that just like in music, and other forms of art, when something is SOOO well-done, you don't really have words to describe it. You just sit there and take it all in. This is exactly the way I feel about this whisky.

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11 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Nice review. This was my first Amrut. I haven't had any in quite some time ( I think 2-3 Spririts of Toronto ago).

It's an "entry level" Amrut, only because of all of them I've found it most widely available and often the first one people try.

I bought a second bottle 3 or 4 years ago before the prices rose. I ought to open it sometime. If i remember correctly it was somewhere between the 46% and peated CS in flavour. Kind of like a fusion of the 2.... oh wait!

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor commented

It's a great distillery, with very high quality standards. If I had to do with three distilleries only, then give me Ardbeg, Amrut, and Buffalo Trace.

3 years ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@Victor That's an interesting thought. usually it's top 3 whiskies. I think Amrut has so many variations it would probably be my top distillery if I could only have one.

If I had to pick 2 more, and sticking to current, active distilleries, and assuming I had to PAY retail for the bottles, I would probably go with Buffalo Trace and Wiser's (I may pick Aberlour or Caol Ila on another day).

3 years ago 0

Astroke commented

@Nozinan I agree on Amrut, have 4 different expressions, all open, still have 1/2 the sample of the cask strength you gave me and a friend has a sample of the Spectrum for me. Buffalo Trace would be #1 if I could lay my hands on all those Unicorns and those experimental bottles.

3 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@Astroke Agreed, the draw of BT is the BTAC (plus Stagg Jr). If not for the BTAC I would go with Beam - Booker's OGD BiB and OGD114 to be specific...

3 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

@Georgy great review. Your notes make for a good read. You know the face people pull when you mention Indian whisky? Fusion is the antidote to that expression, it wins them over every time.

Just like @Nozinan this was my first Amrut.

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor commented

@Frost, over on this side of the Pacific (and this side of the North American continent) people just stare blankly when you say the words "Indian whisky". Amrut and Paul John are the only ones we see here, and 98% of the locals have never seen nor heard of either one of those two. So when I tell them that Amrut is excellent whisky, they believe me, because they know ME.

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Astroke commented

@Nozinan The same could be said for 4 Roses. If I could walk into a Binny's and walk out with all their 10 year Barrel Proof store picks (all recipes) and throw in a small batch limited edition they could rise to the top.

I just picked up a Stagg Jr online from the LCBO,

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@Victor you do have that effect on people. I have more than once taken your word on a whisky, and the only time I have come any diappointed was with OGD 114. Disappointed because I can't buy it here...

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC commented

One that shall be added to my wish list asap!

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

Taco commented

Stores here have just started stocking Amrut. I'll probably pick one up soon. As to my 3 distilleries, they would be Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey and Lagavulin. I like to love anything out of those three.

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