Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky Review

 

Amrut Fusion Review

The Amrut Fusion Single Malt is the first Indian whisky I have ever had… and it is phenomenal. It’s among the most intricate, complex, and flavorful whiskies I’ve tasted recently and can easily be manipulated with water to express a myriad of flavors without destroying its essence. New flavors and aromas can easily be brought out splash by splash, making it a fun and evolving whisky drinking experience.

Amrut Fusion is made from both Indian malted barley and imported, peated, Scottish malt. Each malt is distilled separately and then combined in ex-bourbon barrels. A unique approach to a unique whisky that’s worthy of sipping status and like all whisky it’s experienced with friends. The shifting, swirling, morphing attribute of this whisky will ensure that everyone has something to talk about when it’s in their glasses.

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky Review

Amrut Fusion Info

Region: Banglaore, India

Distiller: Amrut
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley
Cask: ex-Bourbon
Age: NAS
ABV: 50%

Price: $60

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Review

EYE
Golden caramel with honey facets

NOSE
Such an interesting aroma. It starts out really sweet with notes of vanilla frosting, cane sugar, and butterscotch and as it breathes wisps of lemon and tropical fruit start to emerge. Throw in a bit of water and buttery caramel explodes. Being a peated malt a nice smokiness sits as a solid background to the entire experience.

TASTE
Intensely flavorful and complex; it seems like I pick out something new every time I drink it. First taste is of smoky anise like a smoked black licorice. It’s quickly followed up with a symphony of flavors that run the gamut of sweet and savory. Flavors like black coffee, buttered & sugared wheat toast, candied malt, creamy orange, tropical fruit, and a strong but not overwhelming peaty underpinning.

FEEL
Smooth and silky it glides effortlessly over the palate, which is remarkable for it’s 50% ABV, and there’ss only a hint of sting that in no way detracts from the experience.

FINISH
Long and winding it starts with burly dark fruit that turns into earthy leather before dissolving into a soft green apple and coriander. A little dry, but only dry enough to make you want a second glass before reaching for some water… maybe a third.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Well balanced, full bodied and sporting a smooth silken feel.

OVERALL
Amrut Fusion Single Malt has a balance and grace that perfectly compliments the full sweet and peat flavor and complex aroma that dances along the same lines. It has a wonderful character all around and is the kind of unique and interesting whisky that makes whisky exploration so much fun. Finding hidden gems like this is exactly what it’s all about!

SCORE: 90/100 (A-)

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Review - Score Breakdown
  • Nose - 90
  • Palate - 91
  • Finish - 89
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 90

Summary

Amrut Fusion Single Malt is really tasty stuff. Such a good whisky.

Amrut Fusion Label

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Amrut Fusion: Last Glass Update (06-05-16)
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Amrut Fusion - Empty BottleI love Amrut Fusion. If I didn’t already have 2 other bottles in reserve I would be making a mad dash to go out and find another one. It hits just about every flavor and aroma profile I enjoy in a whisky and I’ve come to love it more and more as I’ve gone through this bottle. That all said, I can’t give it any more points as it’s already exactly where it should be.

FINAL VERDICT: Amrut Fusion is a wonderful whisky that’s enjoyable anytime. Balanced, flavorful, aromatic, dynamic… what more can you ask for?

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4 Responses to Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky Review

  1. The single barrel bourbon cask aged, 120 proof has been discounted at the LCBO for $74 CDN. Much better than the Fusion.

    The PX Sherry cask was blown out at $64 and gone in a week from every store.

    Amazing whisky’s for 4-5 years old. The Angel’s share on these is 43%.

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