Amrut Special Reserve
Cask Strength TWE 10th Anniversary

70cl / 63%
  • Indian Single Malt Whisky
  • The Whisky Exchange
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Bottled by TWE at its full take-no-prisoners 63%, our Amrut Special Reserve's bark might seem a bit scary at full strength, but with a dash of water it quickly rolls over and lets you tickle its tummy, revealing a delightful confluence of honeyed malt, fruit and oak. This exuberant little charmer might just be one of the bargains of the year.

Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Series
TWE 10th Anniversary
Country
India

Amrut Special Reserve Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose:  Rich, with strong natural caramel and malt loaf aromas. Honeysuckle, baked pastry and polished wood. A couple of minutes development brings baked apple and clove oil - leave it for longer and notes of damson sponge cake and an almost rum-like molasses quality emerge.  Water adds a creamy character and reveals the sponge more quickly.

    Palate:  Good weight.  Very, very powerful, dry and warming at cask strength, with roasted malt flavours, assertive oak and a strong dash of black pepper.  Water, however, brings out a delicious honeyed malt character, with bourbonesque notes of seasoned wood, scones, plummy fruits, a wisp of woodsmoke & leafy hints.  A picnic on a park bench.

    Finish: A bit too hot to handle at full strength.  When water is added (and this swims very well), the finish becomes a far more pleasing intermingling of honey, malt and oak.

    Comment:  A mature malt, confident and well-rounded.  Possibly a bit over-assertive at its eye-watering full strength, but it really blossoms with water. A hugely enjoyable unpretentious dram, more than making up in exuberance what it might lack in sophistication.

2 Customer Reviews

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  • 28 September 2010

    Tried this in-shop the other day. I liked it. Fudgey and a really good mouth-feel. Have to say I found it remarkably easy-going at full-strength (all things considered!)

  • 24 September 2010

    An absolutely cracking Amrut , very similar to the early 2006 Special Bottlings imo , a worthy addition to the Amrut shelf !