And now for something completely different: Indian whiskyDecember 22nd, 2008
A representative of the Amrut distillery in India contacted me about a month ago. He told me that they want to start importing their whisky into the United States beginning in 2009. I have never tried their whisky before, but always wanted to. Jim Murray rates most of their expressions in the 90s, so they must be doing something right.
They sent me samples of three different expressions: their standard single malt, a limited edition cask-strength single malt, and a limited edition peated cask-strength single malt. I got them last week and am looking forward to trying them. Unfortunately, it will have to wait a few more days until I get over a nasty cold I picked up last week and am still trying to shake.
I’ll let you know what I think of the whiskies in the near future. If all goes well, they’ll be pouring their whiskies at WhiskyFest in 2009.