Review #11: Amrut Fusion

I’ll be honest: I was a skeptic for a while before we bought the Amrut Fusion 2 years ago. I had had Indian rum in the form of Old Monk, which held the reign as the world’s top selling dark rum until more recently. It tasted like cough syrup.

But since then, it’s become one of my favorites. It’s also a fantastic bottle to have on hand for friends that visit and inevitably one will ask “what should I have that is interesting?” It’s exotic (“No seriously, India makes really good whisky! Try it!!!”) and it’s such an easy-drinker. The peat is not very noticeable, which makes it an excellent choice for whisky newbies that may otherwise be turned off by a medicinal Laphroaig or Ardbeg.

*Update: According to the reddit thread, your mileage may vary because the quality is notoriously inconsistent.

Whisky bottle behind whisky glass
Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky from India

Tasting Notes

Nose: Mandarins, peach pie, tropical fruits (mangoes and pineapples), and slight balsamic end

Palate: Starts out with happy and warm notes, some orange jam and peach cobbler, more mangoes, some strong vanilla flavors come out as you swirl around in your mouth, very light smoke

Leaves a bright orange-laced chocolate spice note with no heat

Very creamy mouthfeel


Summary

7.5 out of 10. Very good.

If it were a SMWS: “Orange mango creamsicle in summer”.

Overview: This converted us into loving Indian whiskies. Japanese-esque easy drinking. A dessert dram – but not cloying.

Bought for: $67/bottle

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Additional Information

  • Fusion: distilled from barley from Scotland and India
  • No age statement
  • Aged in ex-Bourbon
  • ABV 50%

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