Amrut Peated, 46%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Smoked meat, paprika, cumin, peppercorn, and star anise, amid fragrant smoke and maple bacon. The flavors are supremely fruity with tangerine, marmalade, lime zest, and pineapple juice. Among the fruit is a cascade of aromatic spices, before the interjection of a most compelling sour fruit note, and the smokiness takes charge. It's certainly no Islay mimic, this terrific Indian whisky demonstrates it has the courage of its own convictions.