I love Amrut whiskies since I tasted for first time their single malt four years ago. I have managed to get most of the bottles they have released in Europe but I failed to get Kadhambam when it was first released here and I really refuse to pay the extra collectors “tax”… so when I saw it again I was quite happy.
During Whisky Show 2013 I managed to taste it and later I have tasted it blindly. So to be fair I show you both tasting notes ( which I think it is a quite interesting and humbling experience ).
The Show Tasting Note
So this is what I thought of Kadhambam when I knew what I was drinking.
“Quite complex Amrut but the complexity turns it into a delicious malt to sip and enjoy for hours”
This dram has a amber-like color.
Nose (91): more than average. honey, fruits, spices, wood, plums, mango, nuts.
Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, fruits, wood, spices, vanilla, liquorice.
Finish (90): longer than average. honey, fruits, spices.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Amrut Kadhambam with 90 points over 100.
Blind tasting note
“Nice whisky. No clue what it can be... it is strange, confusing, intriguing ”
This dram has a cooper-like color.
Nose (87): more than average. honey, fresh, citrus, wood, pepper, flowers, cinnamon.
Palate (88): powerful, oily. honey, vanilla, wood, citrus, flowers, spices, pepper, cinnamon.
Finish (88): longer than average. honey, wood, spices.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Amrut Kadhambam with 88 points over 100.
Well, it is different scores but overall is different styles. I really enjoyed it at The Whisky Show but when mixed blindly with other sherried whiskies I didn’t enjoy this so much. Still, it is a very nice whisky, I would go and try it ( blindly! )