Named "Fusion" for its unique integration of 75% unmalted Indian and 25% malted Scottish barleys, the exotic and profound Amrut Fusion has been picking up awards since it first appeared in 2009. Awarded "best whisky for a Rob Roy" at the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge in New York in 2012, if that's giving you any ideas!
In 2010 Jim Murray named this the third best single malt whisky in the world.
Debbie Shocair: “On the nose, this fusion was redolent with big, bold candied fruits—think plums, fruitcake, raisins—as well as molasses and candied orange peel. It packed far more into the initial nosing than I had expected and had my attention right away. The mouthfeel on this burly creature was surprisingly gentle for 100 proof, but unusual in that it was at the front of the palate and the front of the gums. … As for the finish, this is where “interesting” took the turnoff to “wow.” Cascades of flavors evolved in the very long finish. What began as fruity, changed to peaty, then to very peaty before falling away to honeyed bread. That’s a thing, right? Honeyed bread? If you’re any fan of peated whisky, this is a must-try. If you’re a fan of Amrut, this is a must-try. If you love whisky… yeah, you get it… At around $70, it’s a bargain give what it delivers, and a great gift idea, too, for that whisky lover who hasn’t yet delved into the exotic, quality lines from India.”
The Whiskey Exchange: “Fresh and tinned fruit – peaches, mangos, apricots, plus spicy cinnamon and clove, joined by aromas of Earl Grey tea and just a touch of smoke and sea spray. Palate: a real hit of fresh fruit and citrus-orange notes, with black pepper and cinnamon adding a zingy layer of spice. Rich and refreshing; absolutely delicious. The spice and fruit linger for a long time.”
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- Other Asian Whiskey