The first time I tried the Amrut Single Malt was at a Purple Valley tasting and I thought I was going to have to give it an NA on the score because I didn’t get to spend enough time with it to really gauge it and pick it apart. Then I got an offer from Flaviar (based in the UK) for free international shipping and $16 off a tasting pack so I grabbed the International Whisky tatsing pack which included the Amrut Single Malt so I could spend some time getting to know it.
This is the second Amrut I’ve reviewed here with the first being the Amrut Fusion which is just plain phenomenal. It’s bursting with deep complex flavors, has a very smooth and inviting texture and is one of my new favorites. The Amrut single malt however is on the other side of the spectrum. It’s very light and delicate while still retaining a great aroma and flavor. It reminds me a bit of the Knappogue Castle 12 and other Irish Single malts and less of unpeated Scottish single malts.
Overall a great whisky that I don’t have any major complaints about. It’s well balanced and easy to drink, but the light and delicate nature does mean it’s not as versatile as a more robust whisky and is best served neat. It doesn’t take a lot of water or exposure to ice for it to start falling apart and due to it’s nature I wouldn’t want to use it any cocktails, but again these are my preferences and you might feel differently after you try it.
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Amrut Single Malt Review
If I had only 2 words to describe this aroma it would be vanilla fruit, but I don’t so I’ll also mention that it has some distinct malt, banana, apricot, coconut and a mild earthiness. The fruit is more of a tropical fruit and runs through the whole scent.
Starts out with an incredible amount of vanilla and then moves to malt, raw sugar cane, hint of caramel and a very light orchard fruit. There is a light woody character that underpins the whole flavor.
It feels like it tastes, very light and delicate with only a hint of bite and just a touch on the dry side.
A medium finish of green apples and malt that fades to malty graham cracker.