Tuesday 19 November 2019

Amrut Spectrum Batch 1 Review

Hi everyone,

One more from the generous people that are the Toronto Whisky Society, in particular u/devoz.
Now I know you’re probably thinking: ‘How many whiskies did they taste that night?’ The answer is a lot, but I stopped making notes because I realised that they weren’t coherent anymore.
Anyway, this is one that I’ve trying to get my hands on for ages because of a load of good reviews. It’s an Amrut matured in Frankenstein barrels that have staves from different types of wood and held different things before, all shoved together. There have been some different batches but this was the first.

Amrut Spectrum Batch 1 50%
Colour: Dark Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Dark and grainy, Trinidad rum, dark spiced rum, stewed fruit, raisin and fig, prune, rich spices, cinnamon banana bread, lots of complexity here, quite corn whiskey-like actually which I often find with some of the Indian single malts.
Taste: Rich and sweet, rum notes appear again- banana and oily rags like a Caroni, raisin and fig, very dark aged Trinidad rum, chewy mouthfeel, black liquorice.
Finish: Medium length. Sweet and spicy, more liquorice. Quite soft here, the power fades out quite quickly.
Hmmmm, really expected to love this but its not really my thing. Kinda reminds me of the Kavalan Vinho Barrique in that respect. Big, big whisky, very dark flavour but doesn't reach the balance that I like.

Thanks for reading!

Indian Review #14
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