First Impression: Amrut Intermediate Sherry

A.K.A “The Spice Merchant from the East”

One of the highlights from an Amrut tasting I went to a while ago. 
This whisky is aged in bourbon barrel first, then transferred to a sherry butt for two years, before finishing back in the bourbon barrel.

Quite an earthy nose at first, sticky raisins, toffee, cloves, a hint of soy sauce, white pepper and sweetness from a sweet and chilli sauce towards the back end.

Burnt brown sugar on the palate, dark raisins with some acidity within, dark chocolate sipping through as well.

Cloves and cinnamon spices coming through in the finish.

It’s really quite smooth actually despite the high ABV, not throat burning at all.

Not bad for the price, certainly did the motherland proud.

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-NL