Whisky Live Singapore had many wonderful highlights! Some terrific discoveries, great opportunities to revisit familiar whiskies in a distillery progression, chance to meet some wonderful new folks part of the whisky fabric, passionate about the art and craft of producing quality whiskies for our enjoyment.
However there were some disappointments. Alas Amrut was one.
Let me be clear – I’m delighted Amrut have grabbed global attention and put India on the whisky map. Heck this blogs all time top ‘hits’ whisky post is about – believe it or not – Amrut’s MaQintosh whisky!
However my direct personal experiences have largely been wanting.
The evening with Jim Murray was rather mixed.
The lack of access in India to their niche releases garnering international attention is frustrating.
Only in Singapore did I have a chance to try the Fusion 50% and admit – yes it is better than what we’ve tried in India. Even the unique Spectrum which, while very interesting, isn’t my kind of whisky.
Only recently courtesy of Malt Maniac Krishna Nakula did I finally meet an Amrut whisky that I genuinely was impressed with… and it was a sample from a limited edition, only for the Taiwan market whisky.
Seeing Amrut was part of Whisky Live Singapore, I hoped for something special to make its way to the event. A chance to finally properly see more of what is getting the whisky world excited.
The entire two days of the event their booth was mostly empty, the people staffing it seemed completely bored and totally disinterested in being there.
One had to wonder – really – what a missed opportunity!
Let me re-iterate, I want to be a well wisher. Yet not with this experience…
Other Amrut experiences:
- 5 year (5-2010/6-2015) 56.5% CS No 3823 Olorosso Sherry, Taiwan Bottle 1/600
- Bourbon 62.8% (LMdW)
- Single Malt, Fusion, Peated
- MaQintosh 42.8% aka ‘Party Whisky’
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