Amrut Releases India’s first Madeira Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky – Indian Whisky News


Amrut plays with Portuguese Madeira Casks for the first time:

Releases India’s first Madeira Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky 

Amrut Distilleries, India, known for their popular range of Single Malt Whiskies in India and overseas have done something new yet again! The distillery is very pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Madeira Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky’ – the first time ever for an Indian distillery to produce a Madeira finish Single Malt propelling Amrut to a whole new level.

To create this masterpiece, the team at Amrut Distilleries travelled to the Portuguese Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa, to handpick Barrels that had aged the right type of Madeira that would complement Amrut’s signature characters. The barrels were then shipped to our distillery in Bangalore, India and filled with aged spirits from our stable. The robust flavours of the Madeira left behind in the staves pairs exceptionally well with Amrut’s nectars, creating a whisky unlike ever before, waiting for you to see the depths a whisky can embody and delight all your senses. The Master Distiller at Amrut Distilleries, Mr.Surrinder Kumar, has crafted this very meticulously, ensuring the Madeira makes its presence felt without stealing the show on its own.

“Amrut had really worked their way around to make this bottling with a near perfect balance of aromas.”, says Ashok Chokalingam, Amrut Distilleries. “We are very delighted with this bottling and the flavours emanating out of this whisky is truly mind boggling. It is a fantastic addition to Amrut stable and yet it is distinctive. We have pretty much produced every style of whisky and pushed the boundaries on maturation techniques that are possible. A few more are now in the pipeline to complete the course” he observes.

4800 bottles have been bottled and are now heading to the North American, European & Asia Pacific markets to be picked up by lucky customers who can lay their hands on them! “The angels of India have done it again”, concludes Ashok, “this land can make whiskies that will amaze and stun you every single time.”

Tasting Notes: (prepared by Ashok Chokalingam)

Style: A fruity affair with signature Amrut characters enveloped around it.

Nose: Almond (perhaps Marzipan) wrapped up in Toffee, Coconut shavings and complemented by Vanilla pods and Golden syrup.

Palate: Almond cake, sweet Orange, Toffee with a fruity tease, velvety. You hesitate to swallow the whisky as the middle ground is so palatable.

Finish: Citrus finish with a hint of Toffee and a refreshing end.

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