About Amrut Greedy Angels 10 year Peated Sherry Finish
Amrut Single Malt Whisky is made from Indian barley grown at the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in a region known as Punjab (Punjab means "the land of five rivers"). The Himalayan mountain water, along with the cold winters and fiery summers, results in a unique type of barley that is rich in nutrients and flavor. After local Indian farmers harvest the barley, it is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aroma of the Indian terroir. The whisky is then aged at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level in oak barrels that are laid to rest for a minimum of 4 years.
It's this rapid evaporation that is referred to by Amrut's Greedy Angels series. This line contains their oldest expressions, including the 10 Year Peated Sherry Finish. Distilled using Scottish peated barley, it spent its first 7 years in a cask that used to hold Pedro Ximenez sherry. It was then transferred into ex-bourbon and virgin oak barrels for its final 3 years ― the opposite of how the process is usually done, where the sherry casks are most commonly used for finishing. Bottled at a hefty 120 proof, it's an intense and complex drinking experience with a balance of spice, fruit, and smoke notes.
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According to Indian mythology, when Gods and Rakshasas, or demons, churned the oceans inside Mount Meru (a mythical mountain thought to be the center of physical, metaphysical and spiritual worlds), a golden pot containing the nectar of life sprang out of the mountain. The nectar was called "Amrut," which literally translates into "immortality."
Amrut Distillery traces its history back to 1948 when, just one year after India declared its independence from Great Britain, Radhakrishna Jagdale began manufacturing rum and brandy, which he supplied to army canteens throughout India. After his death in 1976, the mantle was passed to his son, Neelakanta Rao Jagdale. When the younger Jagdale became Chairman of Amrut Distillery, he began experimenting with more innovative whiskies.
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