Full Review

Amrut

Amrut
Nilgiris Cask-Aged Indian Dry Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: India
Alcohol: 42.8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$53

Amrut
Nilgiris Cask-Aged Indian Dry Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: India
Alcohol: 42.8%
Brilliant straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla and ginger with honey, lemon pepper and pipe tobacco, butterscotch, and candied orange with a velvety, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length finish with notes of butterscotch and sea salted caramel, honey and clove, black pepper and watered down english breakfast tea, and sesame candies. This is a Gin for Scotch drinkers; the juniper and botanicals are there but the barrel influence and honeyed notes are deliciously prominent.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: vanilla and ginger with honey, lemon pepper and pipe tobacco, butterscotch, and candied orange
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of butterscotch and sea salted caramel, honey and clove, black pepper and watered down english breakfast tea, and sesame candies
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a Gin for Scotch drinkers; the juniper and botanicals are there but the barrel influence and honeyed notes are deliciously prominent.

The Importer

Glass Revolution Imports

The Importer
9550 South Eastern Ave. Suite 253
Las Vegas, NV 89123
USA
1 704-497-2493

Their Portfolio

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94 Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky 50% (India) $74.00.
90 Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum Barrel No. 20 42.8% (India) $19.00.
92 Amrut Two Indies Rum Btl No. 9 42.8% (India) $24.00.
94 Amrut Bagheera Indian Single Malt Whisky 46% (India) $70.00.
87 Amrut Neidhal Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky 46% (India) $96.00.
92 Amrut Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin 42.8% (India) $37.00.
94 Amrut Peated Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky 62.8% (India) $107.00.
95 Amrut Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky 61.8% (India) $91.00.
95 Amrut Nilgiris Cask-Aged Indian Dry Gin 42.8% (India) $53.00.
93 Amrut Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin 42.8% (India) $43.00.
92 Amrut Two Indies Rum Batch No. 18 42.8% (India) $31.00.
90 Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum 42.8% (India) $25.00.
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94 Mahon Gin 41% (Spain) $36.00.
89 Murray McDavid Half N’ Half 11 Year Aged Blended Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $70.00.
97 Rest & Be Thankful 1998 23 Year Aged Longpond Single Cask #10245 Rum 57.6% (Jamaica) $369.00.
96 Rest & Be Thankful 2000 21 Year Aged Monymusk Single Cask #13916 Rum 61.7% (Jamaica) $295.00.
90 Waterford Single Farm Origin: Dunmore Edition 1.1 Irish Single Malt Whiskey 50% (Ireland) $95.00.
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87 Waterford Biodynamic Luna 1.1 Irish Single Malt Whiskey 50% (Ireland) $123.00.

Barrel Aged Gin

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Barrel-aged gin has become a trendy spirit produced by numerous artisan distillers in America. Actually they are bringing this tradition back as barrel-aged gin has been made on the Spanish island of Menorca for more than two hundred years, with white oak barrels being the preferred vessel.

The current barrel-aged gins made in America have a brown color, derived from the bourbon barrels in which it is matured. This technique gives these gins aromas of vanilla and caramel.

These gins are served either over ice or serve as the base of cocktails such as an Old Fashioned or Manhattan.