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.
Bottled at 46% and aged in a mix of Ex-bourbon and new American Oak Barrels, Amrut's flagship single malt has the depth of flavour needed to properly showcase the distillery
Nose: Intense barley and grain, nutty, citrus, apricot.
Palate: Barley, honey develops with allspice, apricot, rum.
Finish: Apples, apricot, greengages, malt, fruit.