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Ontarians: Amrut now available at the LCBO

Postby JAL3 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:34 pm

Anyone tempted?
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:37 pm

I was. Buy, it will broaden your horizon.

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Postby r900p » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:32 pm

almost finished my bottle, very good.

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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:33 pm

The cask strength is excellent! It's one I'll buy, there are just so many others in front in the queue!
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Postby Wendy » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:14 am

Count us in...although Amrut isn't too pricey by the LCBO standards, Frodo and I decided to go into a bottle together. He bought it the other day and we are hoping to get together soon for a tasting. I am really looking forward to it.
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Postby bond » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:33 am

Do let me know how it tastes. Its made here but not sold here. Sigh...

Its a sanskrit word which means "nectar".

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:47 pm

bond wrote:Do let me know how it tastes. Its made here but not sold here. Sigh...

Its a sanskrit word which means "nectar".

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The vagueries of the whisky world :roll:

That's like us with the Redbreast 15yo eventhough a specialist shop did get some in but alas all gone :cry:
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Postby JAL3 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:10 pm

Thanks all for the feedback and insight -- I may pick up a bottle this weekend!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:23 pm

The one dram I had of this was weak and watery. However, it was a dram in a pub, which means that a) it may have been suffering from overextended shelf-life, and b) the observer's point of reference may have been seriously skewed. I look forward to reports from more reliable palates in more favorable circumstances.
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Postby bond » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:39 am

I would indeed be surprised if it is a good whisky. Most of what is sold as whisky here is actually rum. Besides, the guy who peddles Amrut is not a particularly well known guy in the trade
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Postby Wendy » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:31 am

Hi Bond,

Amrut is a four year old single malt whisky. It was promoted into the UK market in 2004 with nothing less than a single malt whisky designation and that hasn’t changed. The whisky is matured in American oak barrels using barley grown in the foothills of the Himalayans, and, distilled in Bangladore. The Jagdale Group own Amrut Distillery, and, the brainchild behind the whisky is Mr. Rakshit N. Jagdale. From what I have heard and mostly from reports that I had read, admittedly, in 2004, the single malt has fared well in blind tastings and has been compared to 10-12 yo Speysiders, described with fruity & floral tasting characteristics.

I think it is regretful that it is not sold in India. I, too, find it odd that I can buy a bottle of it off of the LCBO shelves before you can buy it in India. Hopefully, that tide will change soon.

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Postby bond » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:17 am

Wendy wrote:.

I think it is regretful that it is not sold in India. I, too, find it odd that I can buy a bottle of it off of the LCBO shelves before you can buy it in India. Hopefully, that tide will change soon.


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Thanks Wendy. Amrut has been launched 2-3 years ago. If we haven't seen it in India yet, unlikely we will soon. Some of these distillers believe "for export markets only" drives up brand perception. Or perhaps there are some antiquated laws Mr Jagdale is trying to work his way around.

Similarly, Cobra, an Indian beer, was a rage in the U.K. for years, especially with Indian curry. It found its way to domestic shelves less than a year ago. Strange indeed are the ways of the world.
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