Amrut, Intermediate Sherry, Single Malt Indian Whisky

$169.95 inc GST

700 ml, 57.1% abv, India

The Intermediate Sherry is another outstanding limited edition whisky from the now famous Amrut whisky distillery in India.

The Intermediate Sherry, like most Scotch whiskies, begins and ends its maturation process in bourbon casks, however, it goes from bourbon casks to sherry casks, and back to bourbon to complete its maturation. This gives it that distinctive flavor that we associate with scotch but sweetened and softened by the sherry influence.

“It is long and laden with a variety of tropical fruit flavors. There is a little spice and a little peat smoke, but the overall impression is lingering sweetness”

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Description

Nose : Instead of the usual biscuit aroma, we now get moist cake. And my word: is it fruity and spicy!! Love the freshly waxed oak floor, too. Brain-explodingly complex and multi-layered with one of the most intriguing sherry-style-bourbon-style marriages on the market

Taste : Cracking delivery and entirely unique in form. The structure is decidedly oak-based, but acts as no more than a skeleton from which the juicy sultana and spices drape. Salivating, too, as the barley kicks in powerfully. But the liquorice-orangey-honeycomb bourbon theme quietly shapes the flavour profile; the spices pulse and glow

Finish : Quite a chunk of natural caramel quietens the more exuberant characteristics; long and elegant

‘Liquid Gold’ Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014.