What's in a name? Amrut Peated Cask Strength whisky is called whisky because it's produced in India. Were it from America it would be spelled Amrut Peated Cask Strength whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Peat is surprisingly restrained, toffee, dirty phenols, fruity.
Palate: Peat, fruit, sweet, over-ripe bananas, pic 'n' mix.
Finish: Sweetness, bonfire smoke, barley and over-ripe fruit appear.
I bought this for a a bit of novelty value, the idea of whisky produced somewhere hot like India! BUt actually its v good, diffrent to Scotch whiskey but fruity, peaty, spicy. Great price.
I'm sorry but I'm not jumping on the bandwagon of this one. It's off balance and there's a distinct off note in the finish. I did taste the version bottled in 2009 so I hope you got your hands on a better batch. I've tasted a lot better from amrut though ...