Amrut Single Malt Peated
My friend who owns Tampa local store Whiskey Willy’s called me over to sample some new products from the Amrut Distillery. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. They had a lot of products to sample. Anyways, the thing that had me interested was that it is a product distilled in India. When I think Whiskey, I think Kentucky, Ireland, Scotland, southern style sour mash, but I guess whiskey has fans worldwide. Rightfully so. I picked my personal favorite out of the batch to review today, their Single Malt Peated release.
- Distillery: Amrut Distillery
- Spirit: Single Malt Whiskey
- Aged: Unmarked
- Proof: 92
- Purchase Price: $49.99
Nose: Clean fermented Scottish barley and smoked fruit dominate the nose. I didn’t get much of the peat in the scent.
Palate: It comes on strong and clean. I get that barley carrying through with a nice malted flavor, followed closely by the peat. There’s not much more. It’s one of the more uncomplicated whiskeys I have tried, but it is isn’t a bad thing.
Body: Light, refreshing, clean, and warm.
Afterglow: This is where the peat shines through mixed with the smoked fruit that was notably absent from the body.
Conclusion: This was definitely as interesting as I thought it would be. The word that I kept thinking while sampling it was “clean.” It’s a difficult thing to describe. It might be that heavy Scottish barley that makes it seem that way. For the price, it was definitely a bottle I would consider keeping in the back of my cabinet as a “you want to try something good but interesting” bottle when friends are over.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.