# 516 • Amrut Single Cask • Sherry Cask SAQ

62.8% alc./vol.
Amrut Distillery, Bangalore, India

Amrut! The distillery of the faithful!

La SAQ managed against all odds to get his hands on a single cask from the famous Indian distillery. Sherry cask # 3516, August 2010-July 2014, only 90 bottles, SAQ exclusive, sold out since then, bouuuuuu ...

As the poor said so well Hans moleman (1961-) said so well:

I said Boo-Urns ...

Orange amber more intense but barely than bourbon cask.

Nose:
Sherry cask, dates, oak, tobacco leaf, juicy tannins, spices, cocoa even bearing on the Lindt chocolate truffle. With a winey side that would pair well with certain cheeses, it is a bottling that matches well with Scottish sherry casses.

Taste:
Caramel and vanilla, dates, prunes, tobacco and sherry thoroughly, before being overtaken by the spices of its alcohol content, which all in all does not seem that aggressive.

Finish:
Oak plank bursting with sherry and tangy shiraz. Strong and spicy notes leaving us in a beautiful heat.

Balance:
Excellent example of Sherry Cask Strength. At times the Scots are right to have the bitch.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★

#423 • Amrut Single Cask • Bourbon Cask SAQ

50% alc./vol.
Amrut Distillery, Bangalore, India

Ah, Indian whiskys ... Amrut is one of the most famous distilleries in this country which 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.

Nose:
Burnt sweet caramel and barley, but some bourbon notes such as vanilla, oak and corn do not pass in silence. Fragrance wave of fennel.

Taste:
Very rich and syrupy texture, with a thick caramel, vanilla, oak, juicy fruit, barley sugar.

Finish:
Cinnamon and the other warm spices of its alcohol content transport us towards notes of wood, candied fruit, light vanilla.

Balance:
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.

Note: ★★★★★