A rare and special release from the Indian distillery Amrut, this 8 year old expression celebrates Armut’s Chairman 60th birthday. At the time (2017), it was the oldest expression they had ever released.
Nose: how odd: matured inland, yet distinctly coastal in its light saltiness. This sits wonderfully well with the most delicate of blood orange notes... which after a while sweetens towards a Jaffa cake middle. The spices hint and tease while the vanilla fades in and out, taking turns with thin ulmo honey: perfection;
Taste: Soft delivery with the accent at first jointly shared between the barley and vanilla, then the oak takes control moving towards a lightly spiced cocoa. Elsewhere a thin layer of ulmo honey secures the required sweetness;
Finish: Some tangy orange returns, a distant echo of spice hangs off the persistent barley oil;