Distillery: Amrut

Range: Portpipe Single Cask

Background: Launched on 24 August 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland, Amrut is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. Amrut (or amrita) is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as “nectar of life”, but the company markets it as “elixir of life”. Bottled from a single port pipe at 59%, the entire batch of this peated Indian single malt cask, came to Canada. Cask 2712 is a monster, made of peated malt and matured a little over 5 years. Due to the very climate in Bangalore India, it drinks much older! This malt was a favorite at the Kelowna Scotch and Fine Spirits Society’s September tasting this fall.

Malt Type: Single malt whisky (peated)

Region: India

ABV: 59

Age: 5 (distilled 2010)

Matured: American first-fill oak

Finish: Portpipe cask

Chill Filtered: No

Colour: Natural

Price: $155