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In a Nutshell
Made from Indian & peated Scottish barley, this has been picking up awards since its launch in 2009.
Bold rich nose of barley, citrus, spice and fruity notes, a hint of peat too. Full rich oaky flavours, fruity too, hints of marmalade, with bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes, a gentle sweetness builds on the long finish.
Amrut Fusion was launched in 2009. It is produced using 25% Scottish peated barley and 75% unpeated Indian barley grown in the foothills of the Himalaya mountain range. The two barleys are mashed, fermented with yeast, distilled in copper pot stills and matured separately in oak casks in Bangalore at 3000ft above sea level for around four years. Due to the warmer tropical conditions, the whisky matures more quickly, one year is equivalent of three in cooler climates. The two matured malts are carefully blended and married for up to three months in ex-Bourbon casks.The master blender tastes each cask periodically, to ensure the maturation is on the desired path before releasing the finished whiskey. Amrut (or amrita) is Sanskrit and can be translated as 'nectar of the gods' or 'nectar of life', which comes close to the origins of the word whisky (gaelic uisge beatha) which means 'water of life'.
The Amrut distillery was founded in 1948 as Amrut Laboratories. Established by Shri J N Radhakrishna, the company started blending and bottling various alcoholic beverages, supplying the Indian armed forces as well as the general market during the 1950s and 1960 with locally made rum and brandy.