Amrut Intermediate Sherry Single Malt
96.5 POINTS - 2014 - Jim Murray Whisky Bible
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.
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.
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.
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