Amrut Peated Cask Strength
ABV (PROOF): 62.8% (125.6)
PRICE: $ 79 | € 75
TYPE: Single Malt
Established in the nearby of Bangalore in 1948, Amrut is one of the biggest Indian distilleries and the most globally renown over the course of the past ten years. This powerful peated whisky comes at 62,8% ABV from the distillation of a 23ppm peated malt imported directly from Scotland and aged for four years at the very hot temperatures of Southern India.
In the glass it delivers notes of cocoa and a wide range of spices, including cardamom and coriander. They are confirmed on the palate, enriched with red fruit and a hint of peat. Medium in the finish.
HOW ARE THE AWARDS MADE
Among the whiskies tested during the year in blind tastings and reviews, those that scored the best got selected. These products were then tested once again in a new blind tasting, which means not knowing what they are during the tasting. The only indication on the sample concerns the ABV content: a red mark states that the product has an ABV higher than 50% (100° proof). The test results are then compared and the TOP 10 is made.
Since 2016 CigarsLover Magazine releases the top 10 whiskeis of the year. This list, together with the Daily Dram (the best quality/price products) will be published in detail on the Winter 2019 issue of CigarsLover Magazine.