Volume: 700ml ABV: 62.1% Age: No Age Statement Country: India Chill Filtered?: Non Chill Filtered
According to Indian Mythology, when Gods and Rakshasas – the demons – churned the oceans using the mountain Meru as a churner, a golden pot sprang out containing the Elixir of Life. That was called the “Amrut”. The great founders of the distillery aptly named it Amrut Distilleries.
Amrut Portonova Single Malt Whisky is a product of many years research to produce whiskies matching world standards. The whisky is made from selected Indian barley grown at the feet of the Himalayas, nurtured by the waters flowing there and cultivated by old and traditional agricultural practices. It is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aroma and matured in oak barrels in a unique tropical condition, at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level at Bangalore, the garden city of India. This exclusive bottling of Amrut Cask Strength Single Malt offers the connoisseur the rare opportunity to sample this Treasure of India
To retain the natural characteristics of this oak aged Indian Malt Whisky, they do not chill filter and it comes straight from the barrel in its natural colour.
Amrut Portonova is an un-peated single malt whisky matured initially in a combination of new American oak and ex-bourbon barrels then transferred to once-used port pipes, imported from Portugal and finally back to ex-bourbon casks. It is aptly named as Portonova as there is a town called Parangipettai (Portonova) on the east coast of India, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, a territory that was under Portuguese control from the 16th to the 18th century.
The single malt is exotic and vibrant on both the nose and the palate and it delivers plentiful of raisins, vanilla, cherry liqueur and spices. The effect is the extraordinary smoothness on the palate even at full cask strength.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: A thick pudding of a nose; fruit and caramel have merged into one slightly over-oaked soup; burnt apple pie.
Palate: This is essentially a port pipe sandwich…….and it shows. The spicy, jammy fruit is interwoven through any amount of caramel while the oaky saltiness gets the taste buds both salivating and puckering until you run dry.
Finish: Long, massive oak with quite evident traces of the virgin barrels now detectable. And more of a cocoa hue as it progresses. At last some muscovado sugars arrive to supplant the berry fruits.
|Dimensions||42 × 14 × 14 cm|
Cask Strength, Port Cask
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