Amrut released its first single malt for the Scottish market in 2004. 25 years later, the move has been proven an undeniable success and the brand is now sold in 44 countries worldwide. It is also rather noteworthy that, in order to maintain the distillery’s 450 staff in employment, the owners have refused any form of automation. This particularly stunning version has perfectly assimilated all of the flavours and aromas of its rum-cask ageing. Constantly seeking authenticity, it wonderfully showcases the qualities of a palette of flavours and aromas that never loses sight of its very essence, malted barley.
The rich and refined first nose wavers between ripe fruit (pineapple), florals (hyacinth) and honey. Allowed to breathe, it becomes chocolatey. The clean, lively attack underscores the stunning influence of the rum (candy sugar, sugar cane). The mid-palate is spicy (ginger) and then honeyed (heather). The liquorice and apricot finish develops notes of precious wood and malted barley.
Islay Single Malt – 65.4%, 70 cl
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