Amrut Spectrum

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Another interesting whisky from this fantastic Indian distiller. Again this is an interesting one. They matured this for 3 years in bourbon casks and then did something a little crazy. They made their own casks using staves from new American, French and Spanish oak as well as from ex-Oloroso and ex-PX casks. This is going to be interesting.

No age statement. 50%ABV. No colourant added and non-chill filtered. 

Nose: Dark stone fruits. Cacao. Chocolate raisins. Strawberry jam. Nutty wood. Sawdust. Slight figgy note. Quite spicy too, not hot spices but rich cooking spices, paprika, cinnamon, cloves & ginger. Possibly some truffle.

Palate: Deep dark fruits. Blood oranges. Plums. Cherries. Raisins. Bitter coffee. Unlit tobacco. Woodspice. Ginger.

Finish: Long. Sweet stone fruits and bitter wood. Cigar smoke. Cacao. Lingering woodspice, slightly more prominent now.

Would I buy this: No

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: 2/5

Bloody fantastic. This was not your standard Amrut which is light and pleasant. This was deep, rich and dark. The sherry notes mixed well with the spiciness of the new oak. Delicious but a little overpriced.

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