Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum - Spirits Worth Raising

Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum

According to Indian mythology, when Gods and Rakshasas, or demons, churned the oceans inside Mount Meru (a mythical mountain thought to be the center of physical, metaphysical and spiritual worlds), a golden pot containing the nectar of life sprang out of the mountain. The nectar was called "Amrut," which literally translates into "immortality."Amrut Distillery traces its history back to 1948 when, just one year after India declared its independence from Great Britain, Radhakrishna Jagdale began manufacturing rum and brandy, which he supplied to army canteens throughout India. After his death in 1976, the mantle was passed to his son, Neelakanta Rao Jagdale. When the younger Jagdale became Chairman of Amrut Distillery, he began experimenting with more innovative whiskies.Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum is distilled, aged, and bottled at Amruts facility in Bangalore, India using 100 percent Indian cane sugar. During maturation in a combination of ex-whisky and new oak barrels, the incredibly intense Indian sun causes the rum and oak to mingle often. In addition, the heat also leads to much greater rates of evaporation (approximately 12 percent of maturing whisky evaporates each year in India, compared to just two percent in Scotland). As a result, Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum has a bright copper color and aromas of pistachios, peanut brittle and vanilla ice cream. The palate is dry and slightly fruity, with additional notes of tobacco and butterscotch. The rums long finish is accented with ginger, nutmeg and caramel.Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum was awarded 91 points and the Excellent, Highly Recommended designation at the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Pick up a bottle today!
List Price: $25.99
Product ID: 4903 - SKU: 4903