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Amrut Peated Cask Strength

Camp Fire

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

13th Oct 2016

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I had tried this one some five years ago, but it gives me great pleasure to revisit it. It was bottled in 2009 and was a one off release of 3000 bottles. It was distilled from locally grown barley from Rajasthan. The first whiff catapults me towards Islay. This reminds me a bit of Laphroaig or Lagavulin (well, the peat is imported from Scotland), but with a twist. Think leather, curry, humus, freshly sawed wood and a touch of rubber. But it also has a sweet side with candied orange peel. Yes, I really like this. It is better than I remembered. The attack is quite sturdy. No surprise there. Immediately fruity and smoky (camp fire!) at the same time. Curry, nutmeg, ginger and a whole range of peppers precede leather and a mildly bitter orange marmalade. Toffee and caramel play an important part too. The finish is very long and keeps your mouth warm for many minutes. I should have bought an extra bottle when I had the chance. With winter upon us, this would certainly keep me warm.

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4 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Have you tried the Ashok manoeuvre? 5-10 minutes of warming the (covered) glass results in a magical burst of flavour.

I experienced this in the batch 12, from 2012.

I'm not sure why your bottle was marketed as a one off. The batch 1 that I have was bottled in 2008. Curious. I also have a "special limited edition" of the unpeated CS but then @MaltActivist found an earlier bottling of that one.

I suppose the only important thing is the quality of what's in the bottle.

Thanks for an interesting review.

2 years ago 0

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Anyone know where this can be found today? Especially, I'm looking for an American shop that ships to the US states that allow it.

And did they smoke INDIAN barley with SCOTTISH peat? Interesante! The tales of peated Amruts always involve some weird cross-breeding between ingredients from the two places, but it's hard to follow sometimes. I thought at least some of their stuff was made from peated barley that was entirely imported from Scotland, not just the peat in isolation.

2 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Amrut Fusion is a 3:1 combination (I believe) of unpeated Indian Barley and peated Scottish barley.

2 years ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

A sturdy attack to say the least! I find that this one always overpowers any other whiskies had the same night.

2 years ago 0

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