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Amrut Two Continents 2nd Edition

What a marriage of two continents

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

14th Apr 2012


Amrut Two Continents 2nd Edition
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It's called Two Continents because it's been matured in both India and Scotland. I don't know who thought of doing that but they're on to something special here.

The 2nd Edition is slightly stronger than the first (50% vs 46% ABV) and I think that adds to the excitement.

Let's start with the unreal nose. Each visit brings you something new forcing you to almost sit and nose it for hours. I had so many flavor profiles wrestling with my senses I was dazed. It's instantly honeyed reminding you of a ripe fruit stew covered in pudding. There is also a small piece of chocolate drizzled with citrus juice that is just delightfully unexpected. Sit with it for a while and the smell of freshly cut grass grabs you. As your sense of smell eagerly waits for something new someone takes out freshly baked biscuits out from the oven. Finally you are reminded that the one thing that binds it together is fat, juicy barley.

With heady anticipation I let some of it slide over my tongue and it was as if someone had just taken all these aromas and liquified them instantly. As the silky malt explored my mouth it left behind faint traces of oak with pencil shavings strewn around. Then suddenly from no where you're hit with the fiery spice of cinnamon and star anise.

Once you close your eyes and swallow you realize that each component worked harmoniously with each other and made the other great. Possibly one of my favorite malts from definitely my favorite distillery.

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SquidgyAsh commented

Awesome review! I haven't got a chance to try any Amrut yet and I've always wanted to, but this review makes me debate just buying a bottle blind!

12 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

Thanks for your comment @SquidgyAsh - I suggest you get cracking and grab your hands on this beauty because Amrut expressions have an uncanny habit of disappearing off shelves in record time. If you can't find the Two Continents I can suggest the Amrut Fusion or the Intermediate Sherry. Also extremely unique flavor profiles.

If you can wait till November then you must source out the Amrut Portonova (that's when they release a new batch - currently out of stock though I have a bottle one me!) - it is heaven in a glass, I promise you!

To read some of my other reviews why dont you visit my newly started blog and let me know what you think maltactivist.com


12 years ago 0

icemandan commented

I have a bottle of Amrut Fusion that has quickly ascended to near the top of my list of favourites. That distillery is on one hell of a roll right now. I hope I can find a bottle of Two Continents before they are gone. Where I am from it may be hard to get my hands on.

12 years ago 0

Wills commented

Im feeling like Ash. All the nice reviews of you about Amrut drams. Could get this one for 65€, maybe I am going for it soon. Or do you think this one is more for the expert noses/palates?

12 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

Expert shmexpert! If you can find a bottle grab two. One to drink and the other to sit proudly atop your bar. Hang on to it and it could net you a fortune in a few years!

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