Whisky Review: Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 8 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Spicy

Nose:
Waving off a light veil of chilli spice, we have a good dose of fruity-malt aroma on the nose. Papaw, tropical fruits, nectarines and beautiful beeswax nicely pushed up by caramel and almond malt. Herbal side emerges, pine, peppermint overtone with nutmeg coconut cream brushes. Dry spices to finish.

Palate:
Started with a bumpy ride of hot spices joined by a buoyant herbal hymn. Maybe the dram will benefit from some breathing… Silky sweetness casually slipping though the tight grasp of spices. Apricots, sugar plums with a hint of umeboshi. Stew tropical fruits with light pinches of peppercorns scattered on top. The palate is very nice and delicate… Malt sits deep with caramel towards the end.

Finish:
Lingering dry spiciness, more nutmeg, chilli powder and cumin (?). Funny. While tropical fruits persevere to provide bountiful sweetness. Impressively delicious…

Thoughts:
Somehow this Greedy Angels reminds me a lot of Longmorn. Don’t ask me, I don’t know why too… Anyway, the angels took a lot of water (high evaporation rate thus the “greedy angels” share) but she did not take the hot spices away, making it rather punchy even bottled at 50%. Nonetheless the fruitiness presented in the dram is very, very rewarding. Fragrant, smooth and beautiful sweetness which you wouldn’t expect to see it at this age. Interesting and definitely worth a try…

☆ [Recommended]

[50% • Original Bottling • Aged 8 Years • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Limited Edition]

-Esmond