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This multi award winning expession from Amrut Distillery gets its name from the fact it uses barley from two locations - India and Scotland. The Scottish barley is peated, which combines with the local barley to produce a dram with gentle peat characteristics, rich oak flavours with a long and lingering finish.
'From the land of the great Himalayas' comes this new release from Amrut distillery, bottled at a punchy 61.8% and is classic Amrut in style delivering fruity flavours such as orange and apricot along with sweet spice and a buttery oaky character.
From the Indian distillery, Amrut, this whisky is bottled at 50%. The nose has a slight saltiness to it which moves into notes of blood oranges, gentle spices and vanilla. On the palate notes of barley and vanilla are there with slightly spiced cocoa and honey. The orange returns to the finish, again, with a slight spiciness.
This Amrut has interestingly spent the first part of its life maturing in new American oak and ex-bourbon barrels, before moving it to refill port pipes and then back into ex-bourbon. 'Essentially a port pipe sandwich' is how they describe it.
The result is a rich and fruity dram with notes of jammy fruits, cocoa and oaky caramel.