Monthly Archives: January 2012

Amrut Diary


A few dates for your  diary as to where you can catch Amrut and Ashok in the next couple of months , say hello from me if you see Ashok !

Friday 20th January – Amrut Grand Tasting in Victoria, British Columbia
Saturday 21st January – Amrut Master Class and Victoria Whisky Festival
Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th February –  Whisky Meet, Bergen, Norway
Thursday 9th February –  Jolly Topper, Edinburgh
Thursday 16th February –  Single Malt Society Tasting, Dubai

Ultimate Amrut 4yo (Van Wees)


This is an Amrut from a few years ago bottled by a Dutch Retailer . Bottled as a 4yo at 61.6% , this is unpeated version (they released a peated one a couple of years later) .

The first thing that catches you on the nose is the Amrut Liquorice , then cloves and then Millionaires Shortbread (Shortbread, caramel and chocolate) . The nose fairly relaxed for the 61.6% strength but it is extremely sniff-able ! The Palate is very hot ,more from it’s strength i think ,  though it it appears quite peppery as well . Again the Liquorice is there along with the cloves , the finish is long and spicy with pepper and liquorice . Another excellent Amrut , thanks to CJ from for the sample , most appreciated ! 

2011 in review


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Not exactly record breaking but i’m happy enough !

Thanks to all who took the time to visit  and have a Happy and Prosperous New Year !