Sunday 18 December 2016

Amrut Peated Cask Strength: TWE Show Report

Hi guys and gals,

Today I’ve got an Amrut review. This was tasted at the Whisky Exchange Show London 2016. 
Amrut enjoys a bit of a reputation and after tasting Fusion back in May I saw why. It was lovely, so I was curious to try more and in the end I went for something I thought would be up my street: Amrut Peated Cask Strength.

Amrut Peated Cask Strength 62.8%
Colour: Dark Gold
Body: Full
Nose: Really intense of course but not on the peaty side weirdly. Very spicy with lots of clove, liquorice and aniseed.
Water: Much lighter with vanilla and caramel.
Taste: Very boozy, alcohol, intense fruit, intense oak and a little smoke. Not really peaty as such, not in an Islay way anyway.
Water: Much lighter again, some smoke, vanilla and toffee.
Finish: Medium/Long length. Boozy, fruit and oak.
This certainly was an interesting experience but was not was I was expecting. I was expecting a peat bomb but this didn’t seem very peaty at all. The oak is very loud and is lacking balance from that I think.

Thanks for reading!

Review #234

Network Average: 75.9
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just about OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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