The folks over at Amrut are unafraid, I'll tell you that. And they keep you on your toes. From their zany experiments to their high-strength monsters there's enough to satiate even the most adventurous of all malt-heads. And this Cask Strength version is a worthy addition to their crazy lineup.
Now I don't want to appear all dramatic or anything but this Indian whisky is reminding me of 'mithai' - Indian sweets made from nuts, sugars and milk. Literally it's like walking into an Indian sweet shop. You can find coconut, almonds, cashew nuts, rose water; basically every single ingredient that goes into making 'mithai'.
Poetic or delusional? You decide.
The palate is fierce and comes at you with a dark chocolate coffee fruit cake covered in orange slices, prunes and creamy pralines. An intense delivery firing on all cylinders.
The finish is long and full of intense cinnamon and cocoa powder.
Frankly, I think this would have worked equally well at 57% (I did the math and diluted it) but obviously these guys know what they're talking about so what do I know?
So if you're too much of a pussy then just add some water. Like I did.
Which batch was this? I have a batch 15 that is the same strength. The original batch one is "much stronger" at 61.9%. I really enjoyed that one out of a sample bottle (then luckily snagged a full bottle). I wonder how the two compare head to head...