Amrut Fusion

India Single Malt Whisky




According to Indian Mythology, when Gods and demons churned the oceans using the mountain Meru, a golden pot sprang out containing the Elixir of Life. That was called the "Amrut" – he who drank would have eternal life.

Started in 1948

  • 60s – Rum ; 70s – Brandy ; 80s - Whisky
  • Water from Himalayas – River Sutlej
  • Malting in Jaipur
  • Distillation and Maturation in Bangalore

Distillery produces pa:

  • 3 million - Brandy, Rum, Vodka, Gin
  • 1 million - blended whisky
  • Only 10,000 cases are single malt

Amrut Fusion gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish - with the latter being peated for good measure.

2009 – Launched ; 2010 - Amrut Fusion voted the 3rd best Whisky in the world by Whisky-guru Jim Murray. He did so after tasting over 4000 whiskies from the world over.


  • Nose : Pcks a punch! ; Heavy, thickly oaked and complex: barley-sugar notes in soft smoke. (MoM: Rich, barley, fruity. Big on citrus, spices, creamy sweetness. A hint of peat.)
  • Taste : smoke on the nose turns into warming, full blown peat, vague sherry trifle note (curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved) ; oaky vanilla ; barley - fruitiness ; chocolate fudge ; orange liquer?
  • Finish : dry peat and oak; molasse sweetness ; spices

20+ oher expressions:

Including in 2016 – Amrut launched the oldest Single Malt ever to come from India as well as Amrut's stables, the Greedy Angels 12 Years Old - Chairman's Reserve.