Last November, I was asked by Amrut Distilleries to do some work for them in Canada which I happily accepted. I have done a few whisky club presentations and had the great honour debuting their whisky at the Victoria Whisky Festival last January. It has been a lovely experience working with Amrut and, most importantly, because I really enjoy their whiskies, has been a pleasure promoting to whisky enthusiasts. At the Victoria Whisky Festival most people were surprised to hear of an Indian single malt. I found many returned for seconds because after first getting over the novelty of the product, they returned to "taste". And, were very happy with the results. It was a rewarding experience.
A couple of years ago, I had started a thread on this forum asking about Indian Whiskies; Amrut was one of the whiskies that I had asked about. At the time, I had asked a friend of mine who was traveling to India to visit family, to bring something back for me. Jereon from PeatFreak informed me that Amrut Single Malt whisky had not been released in India which really surprised and disappointed me. So, I decided to write Amrut for an explanation. They were very approachable and helpful. To fast forward, when I finally had the chance to try the Amrut 40%abv, I wrote to tell them how much I enjoyed it. They wrote me back every time which I really appreciated. I guess I remained on someone's radar, and when Rick Jagdale and Ashok Chokalingham visited Toronto on business, they asked to meet me and the rest is history.
The three Amrut bottlings are:
Amrut Single Malt 40%abv
Amrut Single Malt CS 61.9%abv
Amrut Single Malt CS Peated 61.2%abv
There is an upcoming new release which I think will continue to please many who try it.
All the best,