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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Amrut Indian Whisky Distillery

Indian whisky some times gets lost in the distillation process, a lot of so called Indian whiskies are made from molases which makes them more suitably to be called a rum than a whisky.

 

Not so with the Amrut Single Malt. This company was founded in 1946 and they use the correct ingredients distillation and maturing processes to qualify...

 

Amrut Distillers Ltd (ADL) was established in the year 1948 by its founder, late Shri  Radhakrishna N Jagdale, as a graduate in Science (B.Sc.), he was a keen student of Chemistry and started his humble beginnings in pharmaceuticals He established Amrut Distilleries in 1948 manufacturing “Indian made foreign liquors” as it was then referred to during the British days.

 

ADL currently has one distillery and two bottling plants respectively in the State of Karnataka and Kerala and is in the process of constructing a bottling plant in Punjab in addition to outsourced bottling facilities in three other states of India.  The company produces currently two million plus cases with revenues around Rs. 700 Million annually.  

 

The name Amrut is from Indian mythology and in Sanskrit the meaning of the word is “Nectar” of life.  

 

According to Indian mythology. when the forces of evil (Rakshas) and good (Gods) were fighting each other in a tug of war by using the mythical snake (Adishesha) tied around the golden mountain (Sumeru) in the midst of an ocean, (Ksheera Sagara) because of the churning action, there arose a pot containing the divine liquid.

 

The consumer of the liquid would be eternal i.e. he will not suffer a material death.  This liquid is called “AMRUT” in Sanskrit.  Mythology further says that in the battle between the good and the evil, the Gods (good) finally managed to take possession of the divine liquid, Amrut, and drank it, thereby vanquishing the Rakshas (evil).  Aptly the name Amrut was given to the company as a mark of all good things in life, alcohol not excluded, of course in moderation.

 

Amrut Single Malt Indian Whisky

 

Amrut Single Malt Whisky is a product of 20 years of research by Amrut Distillers Ltd in producing high quality malt whisky matching world standards.

 

The whisky is made from select Indian malted barley grown in Punjab and Rajasthan, the north-west frontier States of India.

 

In Punjab, the waters from the great Himalayas flow through the river Sutlej and irrigate the land under the Bhakra Nangal dam scheme.   The cold winters and fiery summers create a unique quality of grain, rich in flavour. Malting takes places at maltsters in Jaipur and Delhi to the high standards laid down by ADL.  

 

The malted barley is then transported to the south of India to our production unit in Bangalore where it is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aromas.  The whisky then undergoes maturation in imported oak barrels for over three years in a unique tropical condition at the warehouses on the Distillery premises in Bangalore, the Garden City of India which is at an altitude of 3000 ft. above sea level enjoying a salubrious climate all year round.  There unique natural geographical location allows intense maturation by loosing considerable amount of whisky as the “Angel’s share”.

 

The characteristic notes of the whisky are fruity and chocolate laced with spices.

 

To maintain the natural character of the product, the whisky is not chill filtered. Therefore, there may be mild cloudiness on dilution which is natural for all classic malts.  The whisky is best enjoyed both as an aperitif and a digestiv.

 

Amrut Distllery Bottlings

Amrut 40% Single Malt Whisky

Amrut 46% Single Malt Whisky

Amrut 46% Peated Single Malt Whisky

Amrut Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky.

Amrut Peated Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky.

Amrut Fusion 50% Single malt whisky

Amrut Two Continents Limited Edition

Amrut Single Malt Whisky From India

Amrut Distilleries Ltd

36 Sampangi Tank Road

Bangalore, 560 027

India

Tel: +91 80 2222 1987

Fax: +91 80 2227 8512

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