Amrut Intermediate Sherry 57.1% 700ml
A new concept from Amrut. The spirit for Intermediate Sherry Matured starts life in a mix of ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks. It is then transferred to sherry casks for a period before going back into bourbon casks to complete its maturation. There’s been a huge buzz about this, and we’ve only got a small allocation,
Bottled at a hefty 57.1% ABV, this whisky certainly packs a punch. On the nose, the whisky opens with the distinctive aromas of wood spice that we have come to know from Indian whiskies: dense caramel, cinnamon, candied ginger and nutmeg with a thick vanilla. These are soon joined by classic sherried dried fruit notes of prunes, apricots and sultanas. The palate is thick with fruits and spices with a hot, oily mouthfeel. A little tropical fruit flavour emerges here, with mango and pineapple accompanied by warm red wine. The finish is long and lingering with a huge sherried spice quality. An absolute beauty of an Indian whisky, one all world whisky fans should try.