Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Asian Whisky - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
What's in a name? Amrut Fusion whisky is called whisky because it's produced in India. Were it from America it would be spelled Amrut Fusion whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Rich, barley, fruity. Big on citrus, spices, creamy sweetness. A hint of peat.
Palate: Oaky, rich, gentle peat, coffee, dark chocolate. Fruity.
Finish: Long, spiced, marmalade, sweetness.
I tried a glass in a pub and was blown away by the depth and complexity. It seemed to have everything, a combination of orange, coffee, chocolate, oak with a touch of smoke at the finish. It offered a depth which I've not experienced in a whisky that wasn't at least twice the price.
But, the bottle i bought is completely different. It lacks all the above and offers a nutty, malty taste and that's all. Not actually that bad but no where near the quality of my first experience. Maybe a weak batch but as I don't have endless money I will not buy again.
30th July 2014
Unbelievable stuff but the label looks like a Kindergarten class designed it. I bought this in for the bar I work in but the crappy label makes it a hard sell, except to the open-minded
23rd July 2014
Had read about Amrut Fusion. Did search for a bottle in New Jersey in a shop, the size of a football field. Thought I'd gift a friend something other than our favourite Laphroaig. Just been gifted two bottles by a Bangalorean friend. Opened and tasted Fusion. Deserves all the awards. I have just been converted to an Amrut diehard. Thank you, Mr. Jagdale!
17th June 2014
Heaps of oak and a finish that carries on until you wake up in the morning. One of my all-time favourite whiskies and one which blows a lot of the more established and expensive competition clear out of the water!!
10th June 2014
Excellent ! is the only word that can describe this seductive beauty :) never thought an Indian single malt can compete with speyside single malts... I am very glad to stand corrected :) Amrut FTW !
7th February 2014
Received a bottle at Christmas from daughter (sweet thing!). I found that the peat was nicely pronounced when sampled neat--added a little water and, hey-presto!!-transformed into a Speyside-like malt. Enjoying some while I type this......
27th January 2014
This is different from your standard supermarket whisky but if you like a slighty peaty type with bags of flavour then this is a very good dram. This is one of the nicest whiskeys that I have tried in long time.
14th January 2014
Strong cinnamon and raisin notes. Reminds me very much of the Clynelish 1997 Distiller's edition, which is one of my favorite sherried whiskies. And this Amrut is significantly cheaper.
13th January 2014
I am a big fan of Japanese whiskies such as Karuizawa, Hibiki 21 and Yamazaki japanese oak which are all relatively expensive. For the price I think this is nearly as enjoyable and can only get better. Well worth a try?
11th December 2013
I have been a fan of Fusion and have been though 7 bottles. But I was extremely disappointed with the one I bought last week ( Price increased to Rs.2700/- here in Bangalore ) It was like a poor Indian whisky ! Not quite sure what went wrong. Our recommendations to friends will now stop !!
7th December 2013
what a drink i had its awesome...no words the best one..i am proud to be a bangaloren..
7th October 2013
For my daily needs, Whyte & Mackay does just fine. Amrut Fusion for INR 2500 a bottle was a leap in taste for the price, finished the bottle 3 days from when bought. Was available at a local MRP outlet and well displayed.
15th August 2013
This is Talisker wrapped in mildly sweet, toasted cashew nuts and aromatic wood. Brilliant
9th August 2013
Apparently due to the influence of Vijay Mallya(owner of the rival United Breweries, incidentally whose single malt offering absolutely SUCKS) countrywide, this excellent single malt is hardly available in the Indian market except in a few stores in Bangalore.
Nevertheless available quite freely all over the USA now.
5th August 2013
18th July 2013
All the nutty creaminess of any good Asian desert, one of the best mslts I've ever tried.
14th July 2013
Dear sir can I know the store where I can get amrut fusion single malt whiskey in Delhi or noida?
if some people pay off the "Biblical author(s)", as Fusion tastes like a lot of artificial flavors in some OK scotch
28th June 2013
I agree with the poster above about the Chemical taste. It doesn't make me think of whiskey at all. I don't know what to think.
25th April 2013
Am actually not a whisky person but Amrut Fusion has been a revelation. Finished a bottle in no time!! Highly recommended.
29th April 2012
This whisky has a remarkable - Fantastic nose. As good as any Scotch Whisky in it's class. Nutty and full of sweet dark sugar. On the palate is full on slightly peat blast, with a young spirit taste. Nothing offensive, actually great. The finish is long with heavy fruity overtones. All-in-all, a truly great single malt whisky. I recommend this to any good friend.
23rd February 2012
Does not work for me at all
5th November 2011
... and I must say that it was very pleasent indeed. It has a very strong flavour which is not to overyone's liking. If you don't like blow-your-socks-off Scotch single malts, then I don't think that you will be a big fan; from the tasting panel of my friends, the majority didn't like it - but I did! My preference in style is first and foremost, a decent XO Cognac (I know that's not whisky), followed peated scotch single malts - Irish, American, Canadian, and the lighter more floral Scotch single malts I don't really like. So this whisky fitted in with my preference in style. I just need to wait for it to come back into stock to order another bottle!
29th May 2011
Finally managed to sample this much-talked-about whisky. Very interesting fusion indeed. You'll feel more than a hint of peat really if your bar otherwise has Indian single malts. But great finish! Very difficult to find a bottle though.
25th December 2010
This one is great. I must say i like Amrut overall,but this one is probably the best of them all!
16th May 2010
Nose: Dark sugar, spicy vanillas with a juicy bitterness in the background. Taste: Sweet ginger syrup on entry, burnt orange peel follows with warm spices. Finish is long and deep. The complexity here is engrossing and strange - a wonderful dram and definitely a must for any enthusiast.
8th April 2010
the packing is also different ,givs very gracy look..........
31st January 2010
a very good feeing of peat & oak its something different.........