Amrut Rye, 5 YO, 50 %
European rye was used to produce the Amrut Rye, and it has been matured for five years in American oak casks.
Nose: Unusually soft and laid back for an Amrut, which I often find to be bigger and bolder than this off the bat. The rye is very much noticeable with the soft spiciness (mainly peppers, nutmeg and cinnamon stick) and hints of leather, herbs and floral notes. Fresh baked bread and something tropical.
Taste: Medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel pudding, pepper, almonds and again hints of baked bread.
Finish: Medium long finish. Honey with green notes. Peppery with a touch of dry ashes. Almost grainy mouthfeel now.
Comments: Now this is fun. Amrut have made a few Scotland-India cross-overs before, but this is more a US-India cross-over. I really enjoyed it.
Image from The Whisky Exchange.
Sláinte! - Thomas