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Review: Amrut Portonova

September 16th, 2011

Amrut Portonova, 61.2%, $125 This release is a port version of Amrut’s Intermediate Sherry — a sort of port pipe sandwich. The spirit is matured in both unused casks and bourbon casks, then spends a few months in port pipes, and then returns to bourbon casks. The result is a Pink Floyd show of a […]

Malt Advocate Whisky Awards “World Whisky of the Year”: Amrut Fusion

February 23rd, 2011

This is a new award category for us. It includes all of the whisky distilling nations outside the major ones (United States, Canada, Scotland, and Ireland). We created this category to recognize that there are some wonderful whiskies being produced in countries like Japan, India, Sweden, England, and many more, but there aren’t enough whiskies […]

Here’s where you can find Amrut Indian whisky in the U.S.

June 2nd, 2010

Some of you have been asking where you can find Amrut Indian whisky here in the U.S., now that the whisky is being imported. For now, there’s only a handful of places to find the delicious Fusion, among other offerings. You can find them here, according to the Importer’s website.

Amrut launches in the U.S.

March 29th, 2010

It’s official. I just got the press release in today and posted it below. If you haven’t tried these whiskies yet, you should. I particularly like the Fusion. ————————————————————————————————————————– AMRUT SINGLE MALT WHISKY USA LAUNCH This week marks the inaugural launch of Amrut Single Malt Whisky in the USA. The first shipment is expected to […]

Review: Amrut “Fusion”

December 10th, 2009

Amrut “Fusion”, 50%, $50 Balance, complexity and surprising maturity for its age—these are the defining characteristics for what is the best Indian whisky I have ever tasted. Amrut is doing some great things, and this whisky just elevated them to a new level. Combining Indian malt and peated Scottish malt, this whisky shows a sweet side, […]

Review: Amrut Indian Whisky

May 30th, 2009

Focus on Amrut Indian Whisky Impressive whiskies for their age (around 4 years). And many will be surprised to discover that these whiskies were produced in India. Well done! (Note that prices are approximate, as they are not yet for sale in the U.S.) Amrut, 46%, $40 A mouth-coating whisky, and oily in texture too! […]

21st Annual Whisky Advocate Award: World Whisky of the Year

December 10th, 2014

Broger Burn Out, 42%, €48 The World Whisky of the Year award has previously been bestowed upon whiskies from Asia (Yamazaki in 2007, Kavalan in 2013) and the Indian subcontinent (Amrut in 2010, and 2011), but only once to a European whisky (Millstone in 2012). However, this year’s recipient is Broger Burn Out, a rather […]


January 10th, 2014

“I can’t stand the stuff” my cab driver said as we hung a left a little fast, pressing me tight into the door. “It’s so strong.” It’s a frequently heard refrain when a whisky drinker gets talking about libations with a stranger. So it got me thinking as I rattled around the backseat. You can […]

Some new whiskies I like, and some I don’t (part 2)

August 15th, 2013

Earlier this week I offered my thoughts on some new bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys. In this post, I address some new scotch whiskies, Indian whiskies, as well as some more bourbons that I’ve recently tasted. Scotch If you’ve been drinking whisky as long as I have, you remember those great Springbank whiskies distilled in the […]

Thoughts on some new whiskies

June 4th, 2013

The stream of new whiskies keep coming. Here are my thoughts on some that I’ve tried over the past month or so. Starting with scotch, I’m enjoying the new Ardbeg “Ardbog.” I must be. I’m halfway through my bottle. (Okay, so I had some help.) It’s contains some Ardbeg matured in Manzanilla sherry casks. I think […]

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