About Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum
Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum is distilled, aged, and bottled at Amrut’s facility in Bangalore, India using 100% Indian cane sugar. During maturation in a combination of ex-whisky and new oak barrels, the incredibly intense Indian sun causes the rum and oak to mingle often. In addition, the heat also leads to much greater rates of evaporation (approximately 12 percent of maturing whisky evaporates each year in India, compared to just two percent in Scotland). As a result, Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum has a bright copper color and aromas of pistachios, peanut brittle and vanilla ice cream. The palate is dry and slightly fruity, with additional notes of tobacco and butterscotch. The rum’s long finish is accented with ginger, nutmeg and caramel.
Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum was awarded 91 points and the “Excellent, Highly Recommended” designation at the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
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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.
Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
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