FWL Whiskey Selection: Amrut Fusion, WhiskyLive NYC Tix, 2012 Drammies Last Call For Nominations – Whisky News

Hello Fellow WhiskeyLovers –

Three important bits to discuss this week:

First: this is last call for nominations for the 2012 Drammie Awards. The mission of the Drammie Awards is to put the power of “recognition” in the hands of the whiskey consumer.  Nominations are being accepted until midnight on this Friday, March 30th…so make haste, and let your voice be heard now 

I am thrilled to tell you that the nominations have been streaming in…from all corners of the globe:  Ireland and Scotland…as you would expect…but also Australia and…would you believe…India!    

“So what do they know about whisky in India?” you may ask. Well, it turns out a lot. Which brings me to…. 

Next: This weeks Whiskey Wednesday featured whisky: Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky.  

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky is a product of 20 years of research by Amrut Distilleries in Banaglore. The whisky is made from select Indian malted barley grown in Punjab and Rajasthan, the northwest frontier states of India. In Punjab, the waters from the great Himalayas flow through the river Sutlej and irrigate the land under the Bhakra Nangal Dam scheme where the cold winters and fiery summers create a unique quality of grain, rich in flavour

Malting takes place in Jaipur and Delhi, and then the malted barley is transported to Bangalore in the south of India, where it is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aromas. To maintain its natural character the whisky is not chill filtered

The whisky then undergoes maturation in imported oak barrels for over three years in a unique tropical condition at the distillery warehouse at an altitude of 3000 ft. above the sea level, enjoying a salubrious climate all year around. This unique natural geographical location allows intense maturation by losing considerable amount of whisky as the “Angel’s share”

According to Indian Mythology, when Gods and Rakshasas – the demons – churned the oceans using the mountain Meru as churner, a golden pot sprang out containing the Elixir of Life. That was called the “Amrut”.  I have had this whisky, I can tell you its as close an Elixir for the Gods as I’ve tasted.  It’s truly a wonderful whisky.   

And so, its’ with great excitement that we’re able to offer you a bottle of Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky for $63.95/ bottle.  This whisky is as exceptional as it is hard to find. So if you want a bottle, act now. And maybe by two “just to have”…  

Third:  Those of you lucky enough to be living in the greater NYC area have no doubt heard of WhiskyLiveNYC 2012…it is without a doubt The Must Attend Whisky Event of the year for New Yorkers.  There are phenomenal Master Classes, hundreds of whiskies to sample, wonderful food and music. If you’re a whiskey lover, you really owe it to yourself to attend this event.  

This years show is on Wednesday, April 11th at Pier 60/ Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.  ForWhiskeyLovers will be there with a booth, and we have an amazing deal on tickets to the show.  Just enter the code “doug” in the promo /coupon field when checking out, and you’ll receive a 20% discount on the price of admission.   

And remember, if you’re attending  the Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 on the SF Belle, Hornblower Yacht at Pier 3 this Saturday, please stop by our booth and say hello.   

And until next week…have fun!

Doug Signature
Doug StoneFounder






Nose: Heavy, thickly oaked and complex: some curious barley sugar notes here shrouded in

soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, too. 

Taste: The delivery though controlled at first, is massive! Then more like confusion as that

smoke on the nose turns into warming, full brown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a

vague sherry trifle note(curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved)

– the custard presumably is okay vanilla hammers home that barley –

fruitiness to make for a bit of a free for all; but for extra food measure

the flavours develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle

which absolutely resonates through the palate. 

Finish: A slight struggle here as the mouth feel gets a bit puffy here with the dry peat and

oak; enough molasses sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end, though.

Above all the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher

 this extraordinary whisky to its exit.

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