Out of a whole host of brilliant whiskies, you voted for Amrut Triparva as our Whisky of the Week. As Jess found out when she had a taste, this is a super fruity Indian single malt!

I got to foray into the world of Indian whisky this week, seeing as you voted for Amrut Triparva as your Whisky of the Week! It was a particularly fruity affair, so another brilliant choice from you all.

A limited-edition release from Amrut, Triparva is Hindi for “in three parts” because this particular whisky is triple distilled – it’s not just Ireland that gets to have all the fun! It was actually Amrut’s first ever triple distilled single malt released at the end of 2020, there are just 5,400 bottles out in the wild. Packed to the brim with juicy, creamy, tropical notes, we can’t imagine there are too many left either.

Amrut Triparva
The Amrut story

The Amrut distillery was founded in 1948 originally called Amrut Laboratories, and it started out blending and bottling various spirits – it wasn’t until the 1980s that it began producing malt whisky. Amrut decided to produce whisky that would meet global requirements rather than just local ones (in India whisky can be distilled from molasses, and blended malt whisky can contain as little as 4% malt whisky), enlisting the help of some whisky experts in Scotland.

The barley is specially grown in the foothills of the Himalayas while the whisky is matured at 3,000ft at Bangalore. The weather is obviously rather different to, say, Scotland, and the tropical conditions mean that ageing is accelerated as the wood interacts with the spirit much more. As much as 15% ABV is lost every year to the angel’s share, so if matured for too long then the ABV would drop below 40% (and would therefore cease to be legally called a whisky).

Jess’ Amrut Triparva tasting review 

Nose: Straight off peaches and cream just jump out the glasses, it’s gorgeously creamy and fruity. A little tropical fruit in there as well like some tinned pineapple, and underneath is this really gentle smattering of spices.

Palate: The creaminess is a little toned down that it’s more like, it’s more like a vanilla rather than pure cream. Notes of runny caramel in there as well, loads of juicy mango and again, more stone fruit.

Finish: Notes of candied ginger bringing this lovely spicy sweetness, and it has a really nice length to it too.