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Amrut Intermediate Sherry Matured

Something very special From India

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JReview by @Jason0142

4th May 2012

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Nose: has a very perfumed like nose, the sherry is here though delicately light, sweet maple syrup, some light honeys and an abundance of light sugars, lovely fruit here as well, full of red fruits (raspberry's, strawberry), hit of orange zest, lemon meringue, maybe a hint of tea. Unparalleled cleanness, not a single off note to be found.

Palate: smooth and creamy with a big hit of alcohol sweetness, vinilla cream, deliciously jammy with some marmalade, red fruits are back again, maybe some light honey's and sugars but the sweetness mainly comes from fruit, has a notes of a drink called strawberry & lemon drop ice tea (basically a sweetened ice tea, very nice)

Finish: finishes on vinilla creaminess, fading red fruits and jams, basically everything on the palate slowly fading away.

I think everyone has heard the story, this whisky was aged in bourbon barrels then transfered to sherry casks for ageing then back to be finished in bourbon barrels. And the sherry cask's, to completely eliminate the possibility of sulphur notes appearing in the whisky where treated with alcohol shipped to Spain by Amrut instead of standard sulphur candles. Any person who likes there Sherryed whisky owes it to themselves to pick up a bottle of this, just fantastic stuff.

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6 comments

@Wills
Wills commented

Great review! Sounds like real Indian summer. Have to taste this for sure some day :)

7 years ago 0

Jason0142 commented

It is worth it, believe me. Whats funny is because of the climate in India compared to scotland whisky can't really age past 10-12 years over there as the alcohol evaporates much quicker. Considering this has no age statement and most likely a very young whisky it is incredible how much flavour it has.

7 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

I thought about this too. It's said for Scotch that the Angel Share is about 2% ABV per year. First thing I don't understand is how a 50yo Scotch still can be a 'whisky' referring to the 40% ABV it has to have. For humid climate, like in Scotland and India, more pure alcohol evaporates. In the US where the climate is dry, more water evaporates (Bourbon gains ABV per year).

For Indian climate with the high temperatures I think beside evaporation of big amounts of alcohol it also loses lots of water therefore losing lots of fluid in general. The remaining amount of flavours increase. I hope that's right...

7 years ago 0

Whiskyraj commented

While most of India can be humid, Bangalore is in the interior of India and is 3000' above sea level. Humidity can range from 40% to 70%. The Angel's share at Amrut averages 10% to 16% per year. In 3 years 30 to 35% of the cask has been lost to those lucky angels. After 4 to 6 years of aging the casks tend to retain around 61.5% abv. By whatever geographical blessing that has been bestowed upon Amrut - they produce outstanding whiskies.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Whiskyraj, thank you very much for that excellent detailed information about evaporation rates during maturation at Amrut. True whisky relative maturity, or maturation "Age", of a whisky from one locale and set of conditions is entirely different from that in another. People are starting to catch on to this fact now, but I think that it will very likely be quite a few years before everyone 'gets it'. Five years of maturation in India, Taiwan, or Mexico, CAN equal 18+ years of maturation in Scotland.

7 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

@Whiskyraj I guess the common use of the term Angel's share is referring to the loss of volume per year? So you can't say very much about the change of taste, until losing more water or more alcohol is affecting the whisky enormously. But of course the barrel is 'working' more in India than in Scotland, therefore aging faster, like you said.

Do you have any Info how much ABV Amrut's New Make has?

7 years ago 0

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