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Amrut put Indian whisky on the map when it arrived in Europe in 2004, and Fusion is one of the stars of the range. A big, rich and warming malt that delivers a whack of vanilla, lots of fresh fruit and a smoky finish. If you've never tried Indian whisky before, this is one that should be on your list.
Launched in 2009, Amrut Fusion is a mix of 75% unpeated Indian barley and 25% peated malt from Scotland. The two are distilled separately and aged for more than four years in American-oak barrels. They are then married together for the final three months. It has won many awards, including being named Third Finest Whisky in the World 2010 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, scoring 97 points out of 100.
Nose: Fresh and tinned fruit – peaches, mangos, apricots, plus spicy cinnamon and clove, joined by aromas of Earl Grey tea and just a touch of smoke and sea spray.
Palate: A real hit of fresh fruit and citrus-orange notes, with black pepper and cinnamon adding a zingy layer of spice. Rich and refreshing; absolutely delicious.
Finish: The spice and fruit linger for a long time.
Nose: Closed at first, but the whisky slowly opens up in the glass: heavy and spicy, with black pepper and raisins bolstered by barley sugar, toffee, oaky spice, a whiff of smoke and a thick umami richness.
Palate: Intensely flavoured and complex, with layers of fruit, spice and smoke – at first there is almost too much going on. Thick vanilla sweetness is tempered by smoky peat, and chocolate fudge is complemented by grapes and spicy oak. A drop of water makes things clearer, adding layers of vanilla cream, spiced biscuits and fruit.
Finish: Long and lingering, with rich dried fruit and gentle, savoury smoke.
Comment: A whisky with many layers which reveal themselves over time. At first there is some sensory overload, but patience and a drop of water reveal fruit, smoke, cream and a complexity that justifies the wait.
75cl | 47.7%
10 YEAR OLD
The second release of Greedy Angels was the oldest Indian whisky ever to be released when it arrived in 2015. Limited to 320 bottles, it was one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year and sold out worldwide within days, so this is a rare opportunity to own this unique whisky.
Laden with the distillery’s trademark notes of tropical fruit and liquorice, this is an incredibly balanced whisky with a delicately sweet finish.
The prize comprises a 70cl bottle at 46%, along with a miniature at the natural cask strength of 71.05%.Learn More ►
from Stefanie Holt,
UK Brand Ambassador
Nose: Ripe bananas, gingerbread & spiced orange (mace). With a bit of water, this develops into apricot and coconut.
Palate: Buttery and beautifully (surprisingly for 50%!) smooth with sweeter notes of Cornflakes, lemon drizzle cake and honey balancing out savoury malt notes.
Finish: Becomes gradually drier with hints of burnt toast and Brazil nuts. Well-balanced level of wood spice.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- entrants must be legally allowed to purchase alcohol in their country of residence to enter
- one entry per person
- only purchases from The Whisky Exchange website are eligible
- purchases of the following product will be eligible for entry into the draw:
- Amrut Fusion
- eligible purchases made between 10 August 2016 and 11.59pm BST on 21 September 2016 will be entered into the draw
- one entrant will win a bottle of Amrut Greedy Angels 10 Year Old
- the winner will be notified after 22 September 2016
- no alternative prizes are available
- for full TWE terms and conditions, please click here
- Other terms and conditions may apply
- Promoter: The Whisky Exchange, Elixir House, London NW10 7SF