Amrut Indian Single Malt launches the limited edition Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 Year Old.
Amrut Distilleries, India, known for their popular range of Single Malt whiskies which include Amrut Fusion and Amrut Peated have launched Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 years old which is a limited edition of only 320 bottles worldwide.
This whisky is the first 10 year old single malts to be produced by the company and will be priced around 500 Euros. The very limited edition whisky marks the Bangalore boutique distillery’s first 10 years in the international markets where it has built up quite a following amongst whisky connoisseurs.
The distillery first launched their single malts outside India in 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland and today Amruts single malts can be found on the shelves of whisky shops across 40 countries. The brand peaked in the limelight in 2010 when whisky writer, Jim Murray rated the Amrut Fusion with 97/100 points voting it the “3rd finest whisky in the world”.
Their latest and most expensive whisky so far, the Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 year old is the first 10 year old single malt to ever come out of India and is also India’s most expensive whisky so far. Given the high temperatures and humidity in India the loss of whisky during maturation is close to 10-12% in comparison to Scotland’s 1-2%. This makes ageing of these malts a very tricky affair and the quantity left for bottling quite meagre compared to what was started off with.
A total of 320 bottles of these exquisite bottles are available with 284 bottles sailing to Europe & 36 to the United States of America. The specially designed package consists of a 700/750 ml crystal decanter bottled at 46% ABV and a 50 ml miniature decanter bottled at full cask strength of 71% ABV.
Almost all of the bottles have been pre-sold or reserved and most of the units will end up as collectibles on the shelves of whisky aficionados.
Ashok Chokalingam, GM – International Markets (Amrut) commented on the new whisky, saying: “The profile can be compared to some of the very old & rare Scottish single malts. You will spot a lot of tropical fruits, orangey citrus & a lingering finish”.
Whisky fans will have to wait for quite some time before the next batch is released”, Ashok adds: “We are not sure when the next release of this ten years old malt from the Amrut stable will emanate as keeping the balance profile of the whisky is questionable given the conditions under which it matures”.
Amruts range of Indian single malt whisky is available from whisky specialist shops such as The Whisky Exchange
Amrut Greedy Angels 10 Year Old 46% Tasting Notes
Producer’s Tasting Notes:
Colour: Light orange marmalade.
Nose: Very relaxed on the nose , the usual Amrut traits are there, liquorice, spices, Millionaires shortbread but well laid back.
Taste: It is silky smooth across the palate but incredibly spicy, wow really spicy! It really hits you at the back of the mouth.
Finish: The finish is long and again spicy, it just goes on and on and on.
It tastes like an old, well aged malt to start with ends up like young spicy beast , brilliant.
Amrut Greedy Angels 10 Year Old 71% Tasting Notes
Producer’s Tasting Notes:
Whereas the 46% is so laid back it’s horizontal, this is a smack across the nose with a large malt shovel ! Everything is more intense , it’s all in there as stated in the 46% just more condensed ! Highly drinkable at the high ABV and thoroughly enjoyable , It’s great to see an ‘aged’ Amrut just a shame about the maturation losses .