Amrut 100 Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to RS and Purple Valley Imports for the sample. In the alcohol world, the term "proof" can be a confusing one. Pretty much every booze label you see today expresses the alcohol content in a straight-up percentage, e.g. that bottle of Malibu Rum you just bought is a whopping 21% alcohol by volume … Continue reading Amrut 100 Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review

Amrut Intermediate Sherry – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Where I grew up, we called the middle school, that young adult warehouse between elementary and high school, the Intermediate School. I remember very little of those two years: a strange and difficult research paper on Venezuela, daring food fights right under the mildly … Continue reading Amrut Intermediate Sherry – Review

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky – Review

The word fusion kind of gets a raw deal at times. Few terms in music incite as much riot and rancor as the dreaded "Jazz Fusion". This is not to say that there are not fantastic amalgams of jazz/rock/pop/etc. out there, only that the term "Jazz Fusion" evokes the very stuff of audio nightmares. Miles … Continue reading Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky – Review

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky, Cask Strength – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The penultimate Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky in my review queue. Word is these Amruts mature much, much more quickly than their aged-in-Scotland counterparts due to their luxurious tropical vacation homes.  How tropical, you ask? Well, Bangalore's average Winter temperature is a smirk inducing 59°f … Continue reading Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky, Cask Strength – Review

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Ok, last week I tackled the two peated Amrut Indian Single Malts, this week, the non-peated versions, hopefully followed by the Fusion. First up, the Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky. I tried an older, lower alcohol version of this several months ago and wasn't … Continue reading Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky – Review

Amrut Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky, Cask Strength – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Part II of the two part look at the Amrut Peated malts... The Nose: I never learn..."go ahead, stick your nose right in there, you idiot, burn off all your nose hairs". When I see a high ABV on a bottle, it's just like … Continue reading Amrut Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky, Cask Strength – Review

Amrut Single Malt Whisky – Review

Spied this bottle at Nihon and had to give it a taste. I've been reading a lot of reviews and write-ups of the Amrut whiskies and this was the first chance I've had to try one. Ok, I'll admit I was half expecting some exotic, Far-East scents to waft out the glass. Cardamom, maybe? A … Continue reading Amrut Single Malt Whisky – Review