Amrut Peated Single Malt Cask Strength
From Amrut distillery, founded in 1948, just one year after Indian independence, this is a stormingly hot and spicy whisky, peated and bottled at a punchy cask strength.
The whisky, naturally, is a bit muted without adding water, but opens up with the smoke, barrel spices, and a touch of cherry fruit. Cigar smoke continues on the palate, but orchard fruit and cherries are found as well. The finish is quite dry and wood spice filled with a dash of bitter dark chocolate.