Bengaluru-based Amrut Distilleries has embarked on an “off-road adventure” to showcase some “hidden gems” in Indian terroir with the launch of its Neidhal peated single malt whiskey.
Sourced from Neidhal (coastal region) it exhibits traits that uniquely spring from the locale: notes of tropical fruits, vanilla punctuated by soft phenols, and sea salt on the nose.
On the palate, it is fruit cocktail and mesmerising phenols, with a touch of iodine. The middle ground is an essay in chewability and a finish that is phenolic with a touch of sweet vanilla.
Bottled at 46% ABV, a 700-ml bottle retails for Rs. 5,900 in Bengaluru. The whiskey has been matured and bottled by Amrut Distilleries: no word on where it was distilled! There is also the tell-tale ‘Single Malts of India’ being called out on the label. Intriguing?