Amrut Intermediate Sherry Single Malt

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Amrut is spoiling us again
— Jim Murray

ACCOLADES:

96.5 POINTS - 2014 - Jim Murray Whisky Bible

TASTING NOTES:

NOSE: Instead of the usual biscuit aroma, we now get moist cake. And my word: is it fruity and spicy!! Love the freshly waxed oak floor, too. Brain-explodingly complex and multi-layered with one of the most intriguing sherry-style-bourbon-style marriages on the market.

PALATE: Cracking delivery and entirely unique in form. The structure is decidedly oak-based, but acts as no more than a skeleton from which the juicy sultana and spices drape. Salivating, too, as the barley kicks in powerfully. But the liquorice-orangey-honeycomb bourbon theme quietly shapes the flavour profile; the spices pulse and glow.

FINISH: Quite a chunk of natural caramel quietens the more exuberant characteristics; long and elegant.

COMMENTS:

DISTILLING:

Single Malt Whisky • 57.1% abv •

It’s signature flavor :: Matured in ex-bourbon casks • Transferred to Oloroso Sherry butts from Jerez, Spain • Returned to American Oak ex-bourbon casks.

There is no age statement as maturation occurs at 3,000 ft with an average temperature of 91 degrees and humidity of 70% therefore the angel's share is considerable and can be as high as 12% per year. (generally 2% in Scotland).

It is estimated that 1 year of aging in Bangalore = 3 years in Scotland.

FUN + FACTS:

In order to transport the Sherry butts from Spain without using sulphur the butts are filled with Amrut Cask Strength whisky during shipping.

DISTILLERY:

Amrut Distillery is family owned and operated, located in Banglore, India, where it has operated since 1948.

Amrut buys bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels.

RESOURCES:

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