Amrut is a household name by now on the Belgian whisky scene, but that has only been the case for about a decade. Some very special releases have been seen, but I would like to try their original releases once more, which I first tried in 2009. Today, I will taste a more recent offering, bottled on the 2nd July 2015. The nose is quite powerful and spicy and apart from the sweet fruitiness it actually has an oriental side to it. Think cardamom, curry powder and some sandal wood. Funny, no? This Indian whisky reminds me of India. But it is a lot less fruity than I remember from older batches. On the palate, the sweet fruit is more outspoken. It offers both white and yellow fruit, but the spices overpower the whole a little. Oranges, lemon and apricots, some almonds and loads of wood spices. But it is really good. The finish is medium long, peppery and sweet. Nice but mostly interesting malt, but I preferred the earlier batch a tad. Thanks for the sample, Pat!