Amrut Spectrum is probably the most popular whisky in the market now, although there is only a limited edition of 1,000 bottles. Hailed by most if not all. The name comes from the unique range of wood as matured in. First, it has been matured for 3 years in a bourbon casks and then the end is matured in a unique cask composed of staves from the 5 different casks, American oak, French oak, Spanish oak, and Sherry and used PX-casks. This combination together with a relatively short maturation compared to Scotch whisky gets my expectations soar. And then it’s nothing unusual that they deliver good sauce from there.
A clear smell of sherry floating around together with chocolate, wet wood and a lovely spiciness.
A welcoming sherry influed taste that comes in a mix of vanilla, chocolate, raisins and pineapple. We also finds notes of leather with a wee taste of nuttyness.
Long with a lot of oranges, sweetness and a spiciness hiding in the chocolate.
It is beyond a doubt a very special whisky and even a very good whisky with an exciting flavour profile. It feels much older than it is, which, incidentally, is not something unusual when we talk of whisky from these regions. I have a feeling that the Spectrum will take home a number of prizes, but the question is still whether it is worth its more than £140? Not in my eyes, I’d probably be able to see more affordable around £90-100.