Amrut Fusion comes from the Amrut Distillery in Bangalore India and this particular whisky is a marriage of two different barley; Indian and Scottish (which is peated). This "fusion" works so well that Jim Murray awarded this the third best whisky of 2010. I'm no expert but this is an excellent whisky from a country that isn't known for top shelf whisky and my hope and prayer is that Amrut continues to turn out Fusion as well as other unique and distinctive offerings.
Color: Light golden hue
Nose: Whisky exhibits a nice balance of peat, tropical fruit and a honeyed sweetness
Entry: Bold start with a mix of alcohol and sweet, peat, spice, mild pepper and more tropical fruit (e.g. pineapple, mango). Excellent!
Finish: Sweetness drops off and the finish moves toward an earthy peaty profile, with a toasted/smoky oak ending
I'm not one for the smoke and peat flavor profile but Amrut uses these two components just to tease the palate; it's never overstated. This really is an excellent whisky so if you like to venture outside the norm, grab a bottle, it's a wonderful dram and not too harsh on the wallet.
Name: Amrut Fusion
Distiller: Amrut Distillery, Bangalore India
Availability: Limited (somewhat due to popularity)
Price: $60 plus
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