Amrut Triparva is a triple distilled spirit from this Indian distillery (Triparva is Hindi for in three parts). The first triple distilled single malt from India, and perhaps even Asia.
Amrut Triparva (50%, OB 2020, 5400 btl.)
Nose: really fruity, as expected. Pineapple on syrup, banana, nectarine and guava. Close to Irish whiskey of course. There’s more than a hint of vanilla from the wood as well, with some ginger, mint and creamy coconut too. A luscious fruitiness and a classic ‘exotic’ whisky style further highlighted by the triple distillation.
Mouth: same comments. Melons, bananas, mirabelles, then more tropical fruits like mango, guava and passion fruit. Pink grapefruit. Behind the fruits I find vanilla biscuits and cake, with hints of butterscotch and honey. A lightly earthy note in the background, as well as something that holds the middle between oaky and herbal.
Finish: long, with this earthy and now slightly bitter wood influence becoming more noticeable now, alongside citrus and unripe banana.
A tropical fruit bomb that could have been made in Ireland. If you like the old Teeling (Bushmills) casks, be sure to check this out. I would have scored it even higher if not for the plain woody touch in the end. Still available from Master of Malt or The Whisky Exchange (also samples if you like).