Amrut Fusion is a single malt whisky. First hitting the market in 2009, Fusion is produced from only malted barley, although it is made up of malt sourced from India as well as from Scotland. The malt sourced from Scotland however has been peated, so although light, this is a peated whisky. The Indian and Scottish malts are distilled and matured separately at the Amrut distillery. The two whiskies are then married together and finished in bourbon casks before bottling, hence the name “Fusion”. There is no age statement on the bottle, but it is said that Fusion is matured for approximately 4 to 6 years (probably towards the younger side of that spectrum). Due to the altitude and hot weather, whisky in India matures faster than other parts of the world and therefore is capable of producing rich spirits that belies their age.
The bouquet of this spectacular whisky offers up notes of heavy oak, barley sugar and some subtle smoke characters that play ever so well with amazingly complex flavours like custard cream, toffee and dried fruits. While the whisky threatens to be completely overpowering, the balance on the finish is nothing short of ground breaking. There is simply no better way to extend your whisky horizons than with a bottle of Amrut Fusion.