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Amrut Fusion

A great dram from India. Impressive

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@galgReview by @galg

7th Jun 2010


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Nose: Oak, Big Big Vanilla notes, and spice. Also some sweet notes of barley. caramelized biscuits and rather gentle peat which adds a new twist to it all. Some fruity notes as well, I’d say over-ripe oranges, leather. In addition some very unique notes of Turkish delight.

Palate: Creamy, Big bodied. Great impact thanks to the nice 50% ABV. Again, biscuit notes, sweet barely, burnt sugar; the peat is more evident on the palate as it is on the nose. I do think the entire mix is very nice and benefits from the peat which adds another dimension to it.

Finish : medium length finish very good combination of peat, oak spice and barley. Good stuff .

Summing it up:

The Indian really nailed this one. Solid nose, great palate and finish . This marriage of east and west barley is a success.

Is it a good single malt? – yes, yes and yes! It’s very good.

Is it that good as to be called #3 best whisky out there? – I think not.

I’m very impressed with this one. I had high expectations, and it delivered everything I expected. Don’t get ready to be blown away, since you might not , but I am sure most malt lovers out there would respect and like that combination of peat, vanilla fruit and malt married together so well.

Should you get a bottle of this in your bar? I think you should. The price is right (~$60 US), and it’s really worth it. No less, no more. India, you did great!

One last thing : The packaging is hideous. who is the graphic designer responsible for this crime? Amrut, the 80's are over. get a new design shop already.

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WhiskyNotes commented

The packaging is not very inspirational, but I wouldn't call it hideous. India is quite a traditional country design-wise. Also let's not forget Amrut is a relatively young + small brand with relatively cheap products. A Bruichladdich style just wouldn't fit.

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LeFrog commented

I'm no graphic designer but there is something I quite like about the design - in a kitsch Indian restaurant kind of way :)

11 years ago 0

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