I’ve never been one for going wild about the new makes , you do sometimes get offered them on tours or at tastings and it is nice to see if you can see where the finished spirit has come from . I’ve found they are usually fruity (unpeated ) or smoky (peated) but on the whole barely drinkable . So what is the Amrut like ?
This is from 2010 and is peated to 50ppm . On the nose it is incredibly feinty at first , then there’s a touch of plastic and plasticine , later there’s a fruitiness and slight smoke . Now onto the palate (not the bit i normally look forward to with New Make….) , it is actually quite drinkable , very millionaires shortbread , chocolate , caramel and biscuit . There is a touch of peat ( damp moss) but not much and there’s also a hint of the Amrut Liquorice . It’s on the finish where we get back to the feintiness of NM with a long warming feeling……..
So the nose is as usual New Make but the palate is very drinkable . Better than most !