AMRUT FUSION ~ BANGALORE, INDIA
84/100 - Distiller Score
Gold: Liquid Gold Award 2014 - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Gold: Asian Whisky 2014 - Wizards of Whisky Awards
John Hansell (Whisky Advocate) "Balance, complexity, and surprising maturity for its age -- these are the defining characteristics of the best Indian whisky I have ever tasted. Amrut is doing some great things, and this whisky just elevated them to a new level. Combining Indian malt and Scottish peated malt, this whisky shows a sweet side, but is never cloying, with rich caramel, vanilla custard, and fruit cocktail in a light syrup, balanced by vibrant -- almost floral -- dried peat smoke, delicate white pepper, and a hint of tropical fruit (toasted coconut, pineapple). Soothing, lingering smoke finish. I look forward to more great whiskies from Amrut."
Robert Lublin (Drink Hacker) "On the palate, Amrut Fusion opens with light smoke from its peated Scottish barley but then quickly moves on to caramel, honey, brininess, and cereal notes. The finish is fairly long as the flavors slowly dissipate into the barest hints of honey and smoke. There is a lot going on here, and much to appreciate."
Whisky Reviewer "If you’re any fan of peated whisky, this is a must-try. If you’re a fan of Amrut, this is a must-try. If you love whisky… yeah, you get it."
Whisky Jug "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!"
Whisky Notes "After the independent Amrut 5/2009 by Blackadder and this official Amrut Fusion, it’s clear that India is a serious player with a bright future. They produce very enjoyable all-round whisky."
Connosr "really good and given my experiences with 'molasses whisky' this is in a whole different league. The cream soda note is so unusual but a delight and the quality of both barley and production very evident. Also interesting to see a malt matured in a hotter climate. You can sense the youth but there's complexity with it.; not masses, but enough."
Pour Me Another One "The spices in this are quite dominant, the light and sweet fruit notes only act as an accompaniment. A complex but sippable dram."
Bespoke Unit "There’s a lot of hype about Amrut Fusion and its been lauded by many renowned critics including Jim Murry. With its unashamedly brash flavours, Fusion endeavours to carry its namesake by marrying the iconic flavours of the West with an Eastern twist. Indeed, it embodies many traits of Scotch while bringing a new experience to both enthusiasts and newcomers alike. If you’re looking to enjoy a whisky that’s both unique yet still affordable, Amrut Fusion is definitely one to look out for."
ScotchNoob "....on the tongue, this dram blooms into a medium-complex whisky with no apparent flaws. A few tropical notes give it an exotic style, which might appeal to those tired of Scotch standards. The peated barley adds dimension without ever overbalancing the malt – a very successful marriage of the two styles. The addition of water doesn’t have any effect that I can determine. I marked this as a “Must Try” because I believe that every whisky lover should try spirits that are outside of the usual boundaries of old-world whisky. I think Fusion is a perfect introduction to Indian malt....."
Flaviar "Don't let the country of origin scare you off. This is a wonderful product. Highly recommend."
Jim Murray’s Third Finest Whisky in the World for 2010, Amrut Fusion is distilled from barley from Scotland and India, making this a true fusion of countries.
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.
Amrut Single Malt Whisky is the product of many years’ research and dedication. Some of Amrut is made from carefully selected Indian barley and its peatier whiskies from malted Scottish barley from malthouses in Scotland.
The history of Amrut Distilleries is as old as the history of independent India itself. After six decades of notable progress, just like India, Amrut Distilleries has grown both in stature and size and is now noted as a global economic leader. Amrut Distilleries Private Limited began in 1948 under the name and style of Amrut Laboratories, with an initial investment of barely a few lakhs.