Produced almost exclusively from barley grown in the fertile plains at the foot of the Himalayas, in order to retain its natural characteristics at bottling Amrut is still not chill filtered. This whisky is similar to Speyside whiskies, fruity on the palate with hints of spice and chocolate which are typical to ageing in casks previously used for bourbon. Proud of its success, the distillery now offers small batches with a natural alcohol content of over 60% to focus greater attention on the finesse and unique character of this single malt. A Peated version, made with Scottish malted barley, has been available for some years, paying testament to its unique expertise.
AMRUT Bagheera Gift Box 2 Glasses
Quantity limited to 1 bottle by client.
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Produced from 99% unpeated malted barley and 1% peated malted barley, this Amrut, whose name means black panther in Hindi, was finished in a sherry cask. Besides inevitably bringing us wonderful bookish memories from our childhood, its palette of aromas and flavours is abundantly natural and generous. In this way, notes of peat and smoke happily cause mischief throughout a tasting that gladly marries fresh fruits and other drier fruits. Outstanding.
Profile: the very complex first nose is characterized by notes of nuts (walnut, almond) and caramel. Allowed to breathe, vanilla pod and toffee eloquently accompany aromas of peat and smoke. The remarkably fruity (orange, apricot, peach) attack also adds new nuts (chestnut, sweet chestnut). With a taffeta-like texture, the mid-palate then reveals rich notes of toffee. Very long and deliciously vanilla, the end of the palate is criss-crossed by increasingly thick wisps of smoke.