Established in 1948, Amrut Distillery in Bangalore creates stunning single malts. Using predominantly Indian barley, the hot, humid climate allows Amrut to use a short maturation window and create spirits that are both classic and vibrant. The distillery takes its name from the elixir of life in Indian mythology – ‘Amrut’.
Amrut Peated Single Malt is distilled in India using Scottish barley that has been malted and dried over peat fires at Port Ellen.
Nose - Candied sweetness followed by a burst of mineral-rich smoke – charcoal smouldering in a stone pit. Fruit develops, with candied lime peel and zest, dried apple and a concentrated mix of tropical fruit – unripe mango, papaya and blood orange.
Palate - The smoke hits first, with sweet wood and spice – anise and liquorice root. However, it takes a back seat to layers of fruit and sweet grain – sugary fruit jellies, shortbread and a gentle citrus zest sharpness.
Finish - Sweet and citrusy, with a gentle tingle of white pepper.