When back on the 3rd October 2004 Amrut filled Cask Number 2800 and Cask Number 2864 i wonder if they realised that when these were eventually bottled on the 15th November 2012 they would have lost over 75% of the contents ? What it has done is produced a pretty unique whisky for Amrut and for the chairmans , Mr Neel Jagdale , 60th Birthday !
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Some of the facts surrounding the Greedy Angels…… Distilled from Unpeated Indian Barley Malt , It lost 274 litres from it’s two casks during the 8 years of Maturation , leaving 86 litres to be filled into 144 bottles at 50% abv .
So what’s it like ? In the glass it’s a rich Golden colour , it produces a wonderfully oily ring around the Glencairn glass with slow sinking legs . On the nose there is the Amrut Liquorice with Chocolate , Shortbread and Caramel Toffee , mixing with a fruit syrup . The fruitiness is quite amazing , i’ve never noticed it to be so prominent on other Amruts . Across the palate you get a veritable cocktail of tropical fruits ! Pineapple and mangos mix with a hint of spiciness , then at the rear you get the liquorice and a lovely maltiness . It’s a wonderful palate always throwing up something new . The finish is medium to long with the liquorice being dominant followed by the fruit .
Quite an astounding , amazing aged Amrut ! When i first tried it i said “this one seems to almost be an Amrut fruit cocktail, really enjoyable and different to other expressions from this distillery.” , i’ll stick by that !