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AMRUT Port Pipe Peated LMDW Cellar Book Of 62,8%
Single Malt Whisky, India / Bangalore, 70cl, Ref: 53379
One of this Amrut’s undeniable charms (of which there are many) is the construction of its aromatic and gustatory palette. Like the peat that gradually tames an olfactory opening of rare power. After taking the upper hand, like an inspired sculptor, it tastefully chisels out a palate and finish with an almost sensually smooth texture. In this, it is every bit as good as the magnificent version also aged in a port cask which, in our 2017 Creation Catalogue, majestically marked La Maison du Whisky’s 60th anniversary.
Profile: the very powerful initial nose is hot, mineral and camphoric. Little by little, an oily, earthy peat envelops the aromatic palette. Equally as present on the attack, this peat gradually becomes sweeter (apricot tart). The finish is malty and full of freshness. Lightly tannic, the end of the palate is herbaceous and floral.
Single Cask no. 2713 - Port Pipe
Limited edition of 420 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
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- Appearance : burnished gold with copper tinges.
- Nose : firm, powerful. The initial nose offers a spicy (Cayenne), camphoric and mineral (balm) aromatic lift. Enveloping all of these ingredients, an oily, earthy peat brings great smoothness. Gradually it takes on chocolate, liquorice, fruit (blackberry coulis) and floral (peony, gardenia) aspects. As it breathes, it becomes more balanced and harmonious. It lingers with notes of wilted rose, spices (ginger) and fresh tobacco.
- Palate : full-bodied, rich. Peat naturally takes the reins of a gustatory palate which predominantly follows the aromas of the nose. Only the order of flavours has changed. Unctuous and creamy, the mid-palate invites us to savour a vanilla flan or a delicious apricot tart. Very lightly mentholated, it gradually becomes more smoky (ash) and spicy (black pepper, cinnamon).
- Overall : long, generous. Marked by notes of Liège coffee, the finish is also underscored by a refreshing and invigorating malty bitterness. Light, plump tannins (dark chocolate) envelop the taste buds as it becomes more herbaceous (rhubarb, chervil, bay leaf). The retro-nasal olfaction is delicately earthy and evokes a powerful, lit Havana cigar. The empty glass is honeyed, candied (ginger) and floral (mimosa).
- The brand
Produced almost exclusively from barley grown in the fertile plains at the foot of the Himalayas, in order to retain its natural characteristics at bottling Amrut is still not chill filtered. This whisky is similar to Speyside whiskies, fruity on the palate with hints of spice and chocolate which are typical to ageing in casks previously used for bourbon. Proud of its success, the distillery now offers small batches with a natural alcohol content of over 60% to focus greater attention on the finesse and unique character of this single malt. A Peated version, made with Scottish malted barley, has been available for some years, paying testament to its unique expertise. Find out more
An absolute revelation, Amrut single malt is beyond any doubt the most outstanding Indian whisky. A great whisky consumer, this subcontinent is also one of the world’s major producers. However, Amrut is the only whisky with the necessary qualities for it to be marketed in Europe. Founded in 1948, a few months after India’s independence, this company based in Bangalore, in the south of India, began to produce whisky according to the Scottish model. Unique in the world of whisky, the barrel store, which contains mainly bourbon barrels, acts as an “age-accelerator”, thanks to its location about 1000 metres above sea level and the tropical climate.