In our weak and whisky addled minds, we tend to fall back on the many many TV shows and films that we’ve watched over the years when we try to imagine what the creative process is like during the making of a special edition whisky that we’re about to try. In the case of Amrut Spectrum 004, we harkened back to a little know Monty Python sketch about The Spanish Inquisition.
We imagined that when it came time to decide upon the barreling process, the final discussion went something like this…
“NOBODY expects the Amrut Spectrum 004!
Our chief weapon is American Oak with three levels of charring… American Oak with three levels of charring and French Oak with slight toasting… French Oak with slight toasting and American Oak with three levels of charring…
Our two weapons are French Oak with slight toasting and American Oak with three levels of charring…And Ex-Oloroso Sherry Stave….
Our *three* weapons are French Oak with slight toasting, American Oak with three levels of charring, and Ex-Oloroso Sherry Stave…. And an Ex-PX Sherry Stave….
Our *four*…No… *Amongst* our weapons….
Amongst our weaponry… are such elements as …. French Oak with slight toasting and American Oak with three levels of charring… I’ll come in again!”
Or at least that’s how we thought it went.
Amrut presents to you an intricate single malt that boasts a mosaic of tastes and flavors lent by a variety of Oak. Initially matured in Ex-bourbon barrel, the single malt is transferred to a custom-built, unique barrel that is constructed out of not one but four varieties of oak – American Oak with level three charring, French Oak with slight toasting, Ex-Oloroso Sherry Stave and Ex-Px Sherry Stave. The result is a complex single malt that will both engross and delight you in equal measure.
We always err on the side of comedy, so while our imagining of the barrel aging decision process might be a wee bit funnier, over the years we’ve learned that the fine folks at Amrut take their whiskey making very seriously, and based upon what we’ve tried from them over the years, they know EXACTLY what they’re doing.
Comedy and diminishing brain cells aside, to find out what we thought of this delicious sounding whisky, click the play button on the following video:
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