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Review: Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky

Cask Info: Matured in new American oak casks and ex-Bourbon casks.

ABV

Chill Filtration

Natural Color

Price

50%

No

Yes

$70 - $80


Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky

Nose: Crisp with a soft smoke in the background. The initial nosing is sweet and tropical fruit forward — barley sugar, vanilla, marzipan, ripe persimmon, banana, and mango. Time reveals hints of sherry and a damp note that somehow makes me think of old, secondhand bookstores.


Palate: It’s surprisingly gentle on arrival. One wouldn’t tell it’s 50% ABV. It starts out with honey, spearmint, and citrus peel. Just when I think it’s another sweet malty dram, the development gets really interesting, with an exotic blend of spices and herbs. I get ginger and faint anise, but I honestly couldn’t pinpoint the rest (and damn, that bothers me).


Finish: A long finish with lingering chili spicy heat and overly roasted black coffee bitterness.


Final Thought: As the first distillery to make single malt whisky in India, Amrut Distilleries is known for changing whisky drinkers’ perception of Indian whiskies, for the better. And I can see why. Fusion is a great introduction to the “new world” whisky. It maintains the quality of a good single malt scotch while asserting its unique characteristics, which in this case is that mysterious blend of spicy and herbal aroma. It surely lives up to its name 👍🏻


Girl with Cask Strength Score: 87/100.

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