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Amrut Peated Cask Strength

Thunderstruck

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@NamBeistReview by @NamBeist

20th Jun 2017

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Now and then one might get the feeling that one is launched into another realm of consciousness. Most of the time it is an illusion. This time I know it is an illusion too, but I do not care at all. Yes I am thunderstruck. I jumped out of my skin. It may not be the best whisky in the whole wide world. No, it is not even the best whisky of the subcontinent of India. So I am told. This is a tidal wave. Although I admit it does not urge Noah to build an ark. It really punches right between the eyes.

Amrut Peated Cask Strength is the whisky of this review. It is well known. I cannot help it writing about it, because it is truly amazing.

Its nose is impressive . It is full of smoke, it is very sweet. It is salty. It reminds me of exotic fruit, cinnamon and white pepper.

Its palate is aggressive and rough. It is spicy. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Curry. White Pepper. It is fruity. Bananas. Cherries.Mango. Oranges. Very smoky .Lots of liquorice. A little too sweet.

The finish is full of white pepper, exotic fruit , lots and lots of liquorice ,very sweet and smoky

Its balance is terrific

Holy Cow, someone once said this Amrut is like Agni, the Hindu God of fire, in a bottle. I agree. Yeah, I agree. If you like Lagavulin 16 , you will love this tidal wave from India.

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6 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

A few questions:

  1. What batch number did you taste?

  2. Did you try warming the glass (covered) with your hand?

This (batch 12) may be my favourite whisky of all time.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@NamBeist
NamBeist commented

@Nozinan

I have batch 27 from December 2015. It is almost empty now, I wonder how batch 12 tastes like. It must be wonderful

Yes, I warmed it with my hands.

It took a while before I really started to appreciate Amrut Peated CS. All of a sudden it hit me as an epic whisky

about one year ago 2Who liked this?

@KRB80
KRB80 commented

All these superlative reviews for the Amrut Peated CS and Intermediate Sherry! They are both available nearby but because of my disappointment with the regular Amrut CS bottling I bought a couple years ago, I really hesitate to blind-buy them.

about one year ago 0

@NamBeist
NamBeist commented

@KRB80 They are both impressive whiskies. The Amrut Intermediate Sherry is a very gentle one. You will like it instantly if you like sherry bombs. Amrut Peated Cask Strength is a different animal. It takes time to get accustomed to its aggressive and raw character. If you do, you will find out it is a brilliant whisky. Lots of my whisky friends like Amrut Peated Cask Strength nowadays. Some like it even more than the usual suspects from Islay.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@KRB80 I've never tasted an Amrut that I didn't like. Of the 3 batches of regular CS I've enjoyed them all, especially the 2007 edition.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@KRB80
KRB80 commented

@NamBeist Thanks for the reply. I'm not huge on sherry bombs. The only sherry bomb that I appreciate is Abunadh and even then, I have to be in the right mood for it. However, you've peaked my interest on the Peated CS now.

@Nozinan RE: Amrut CS: Initially, I thought it was decent but it seemed to develop a very bitter quality to it that I couldn't get past. The Portonova sounds interesting as well, tbh.

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