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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! […]

Remembering Dr. Jim Swan

February 21st, 2017

By Jonny McCormick Fans of whisky from India’s Amrut, Penderyn of Wales, Kilchoman on Islay and Taiwan’s Kavalan all owe a debt of gratitude to one man: Dr. Jim Swan, a magician who turned aspiring distillers’ dreams into reality. His sudden and untimely passing on February 14th has been mourned internationally, a testament to the […]

New Laphroaig and Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky

January 20th, 2017

By Susannah Skiver Barton We welcome two new single malts this week—one from India’s far north, and the other from Islay. Rampur Indian Single Malt Style: Single malt whisky Proof: 43% ABV Price: $70 Release: January 2017 Availability: 12 states plus Washington, D.C. with expansion in the works Need to know: Rampur joins Amrut and […]

Whisky Advocate’s 23rd Annual World Whisky of the Year Award

December 14th, 2016

Amrut Spectrum, 50%, £100 One cask. Five woods. Isn’t it amazing that nobody ever perfected it before? Amrut deserves much greater recognition for their successful experiments in whisky making: they have previously mixed malted barley from Scotland and India (Amrut Fusion), matured whisky on more than one continent (Amrut Herald and Amrut Two Continents), and […]

Top Ten Whiskies: Winter 2016

November 25th, 2016

The winter 2016 issue of Whisky Advocate magazine hits newsstands in early December. Here is your sneak peek at some of the best of the new releases as reviewed in the Whisky Advocate Buying Guide. For our Editor’s Choice, Value Pick and more great whiskies, subscribe now!  #10 – Sazerac Rye 18 year old (Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2016), […]

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