A huge peated whisky from the most unlikely of sources! Amrut is an Indian whisky distilled in Bangalore, though the peated barley has been imported from Scotland. This whisky is peated to 24ppm, similar to a Talisker in smokiness. This is a whisky of enormous character, with almost peerless heat and spice. Bottled without chill filtration, artificial colouring, and at a huge 62.8%, this ensures that maximum flavour makes its way to the drinker’s glass. On the nose this whisky offers up classic Amrut notes of buttery, toffee’d oak, with the peat slightly restrained here. It is on the palate that this whisky really springs to life, with huge peaty cereal notes, hints of smouldering charcoal and burnt sugar. The finish is long and lingering, with woodspice and savoury smoke. It’s easy to see why Jim Murray gave this whisky 92 points!