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Indian Whisky

Amrut - Kurinji

5

750 ml
  • Single Malts of India Series # 2


    Amrut is probably the best known Indian whisky brand outside India, and certainly among the most highly regarded. The brand has been around since 1948 but it’s only in the last 20 years or so that they’ve been making “serious” single malt expressions, and it wasn’t until 2009 that they made their way Stateside. Since then, Amrut has gained a reputation as arguably the essential introduction to Indian whisky.


    The Kurinji is part of Amrut’s “Single Malts Of India” series, each release of which highlights a different distillery.


    Kurinji is located in a mountainous region of the same name. This single malt is aged for five years in ex-bourbon casks. Five years is barely a blink of the eye in cold and chilly Scotland, but in the much warmer climes of India, where the angels’ share, can hit 10-12% annually, it’s plenty of time to create a fully matured whisky.


    Apart from the aging time, another big difference between Indian and Western single malts is the barley itself. Scotch whiskies generally use two-row barley, while Kurinji and other Indian malts use six-row. The difference — apart from a lower yield — is that six-row barley has more protein and less starch. In Amrut Kurinji Single Malts Of India (46% ABV), that difference manifests itself as a more grain-forward flavor. Where many whiskies taste like cereal drizzled with honey or sugar, Kurinji has more of the cereal, less of the honey, although the sweetness is still definitely present. On the nose it’s also heavier on the barley, along with interesting, lightly floral aromas. The finish has fair amounts of oak and spice to go along with the malt and grain notes, and lingers lengthily post-sip.

  • Producer

    Amrut

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370.00 AED

Amrut - Kurinji
Amrut - Kurinji
Amrut - Kurinji

Amrut - Kurinji

5
750 ml

370.00 AED

Single Malts of India Series # 2


Amrut is probably the best known Indian whisky brand outside India, and certainly among the most highly regarded. The brand has been around since 1948 but it’s only in the last 20 years or so that they’ve been making “serious” single malt expressions, and it wasn’t until 2009 that they made their way Stateside. Since then, Amrut has gained a reputation as arguably the essential introduction to Indian whisky.


The Kurinji is part of Amrut’s “Single Malts Of India” series, each release of which highlights a different distillery.


Kurinji is located in a mountainous region of the same name. This single malt is aged for five years in ex-bourbon casks. Five years is barely a blink of the eye in cold and chilly Scotland, but in the much warmer climes of India, where the angels’ share, can hit 10-12% annually, it’s plenty of time to create a fully matured whisky.


Apart from the aging time, another big difference between Indian and Western single malts is the barley itself. Scotch whiskies generally use two-row barley, while Kurinji and other Indian malts use six-row. The difference — apart from a lower yield — is that six-row barley has more protein and less starch. In Amrut Kurinji Single Malts Of India (46% ABV), that difference manifests itself as a more grain-forward flavor. Where many whiskies taste like cereal drizzled with honey or sugar, Kurinji has more of the cereal, less of the honey, although the sweetness is still definitely present. On the nose it’s also heavier on the barley, along with interesting, lightly floral aromas. The finish has fair amounts of oak and spice to go along with the malt and grain notes, and lingers lengthily post-sip.

  • Country

    India

  • Palate

    Amazingly spicy beginning with cinnamon and ground coriander, a bit of allspice and cumin, then the waxy honey note comes through and creates a very smooth mouthfeel, roasted malt, brown sugar, toffee, honeydew melon, extensive chewing allows the malt to change

  • Packaging

    Gift box

  • Nose

    Fine and balanced smell, roasted barley malt is surrounded by lovely orange blossom honey, beeswax, floral echoes of a blooming dandelion field, also spicier flowers such as heather and arnica, with a little time a proper vanilla-coconut cloud builds up, mild oak with appealing toast aromas.

  • ABV

    46%

  • Style

    Single Malt

  • Cask Type

    Bourbon

  • Age

    No Age Statement

  • Producer

    Amrut

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