Amrut Distilleries was founded in 1948 by JN Radhakrishna. Its initial products were brandy and rum, but in 1982 it became the first company to make single malt whisky in India, discovering along the way that the warm Bangalore climate matures whiskies at three times the rate of that in Scotland.
Amrut, which means 'nectar of the gods' in Sanskrit, was introduced to the overseas market in 2004, where it has since gained a loyal following. These whiskies are early-maturing, thanks to tropical climatic conditions which accelerate the maturation process.
Fusion is a particularly apt name for this fantastic single malt whisky from Amrut. It is made with unpeated Indian barley grown at the foot of the Himalayas, where the Amrut Distillery can be found, as well as peated barley from Scotland.
Nose: Rich, barley, fruity. Big on citrus, spices, creamy sweetness. A hint of peat.
Palate: Oaky, rich, gentle peat, coffee, dark chocolate. Fruity.
Finish: Long, spiced, marmalade, sweetness.