Amrut Distillery, Bangalore, India
Ah, Indian whiskys ... Amrut is one of the most famous distilleries in this country that has not always been known as a whiskey producing country. At least "good" whiskey.
Our friends from SAQ have managed to bottle a cask exclusively for us poor Quebecers. This is the Bourbon Cask #3450, Distilled in June 2009 and bottled in July 2014, 120 bottles, exclusive SAQ.
As the American actor Everett McGill (1945-) said so well:
When I see all these faithful couples I tell myself that everyone can be wrong.
Dark orange, marked by the maturation of some Indian summers.
Burnt sweet caramel and barley, but some bourbon notes such as vanilla, oak and corn do not pass in silence. Fragrance wave of fennel.
Very rich and syrupy texture, with a thick caramel, vanilla, oak, juicy fruit, barley sugar.
Cinnamon and the other warm spices of its alcohol content transport us towards notes of wood, candied fruit, light vanilla.
A great experiment for the distillery and our state monopoly. Even if its price is more or less spot on, it remains a relatively surprising bourbon cask.