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Joy of Single Malt exploration

It was in 2010, I tasted Amrut Fusion Single Malt for the first time. I've been a fan of Amrut's single malt range since that very day. I was excited to receive an invite to a single malt appreciation event organized by none other than Amrut Distilleries. 
Here's a photo tour of the event...


Amrut is a brand of Indian Single Malt whisky that has been receiving awards and accolades from across the world ever since its launch...

The Saturday afternoon was just perfect and the folks at The Glass House, Bangalore were all geared up to host the event...

I took my seat eager to hear and learn... 

Rakshit Jagdale and his team from Amrut gave a review of their incredible journey so far...

It was a blind tasting session with six samples and a scoring sheet to rate each on the aspects of smell, taste, balance, finish, age and origin. We started with nosing...


Warming the glass with your hand helps release the aroma of the drink...


Nosing is a critical aspect of the tasting process. With practice, one can identify many different fragrances out of over 30 primary aromas...


Next is taking a sip to feel the effects in different parts of the mouth...


Colors can give you an indication of age and wood finish. Normally whiskies grow darker with age...

All aspects were recorded in the scoring sheet...

Each whisky was tasted blind before the identity was revealed...


My scorecard in the end. Highest score went to Amrut Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky. At number two was my favorite Amrut Fusion Single Malt. Amrut had beaten other biggies like Jim Beam, Black Label and even Glenmorangie...

Some good food were served by the host, The Glass House. 
Here's the Beef Carpaccio...

Goat's cheese lollipops...


Chicken fire crackers with red dynasty cabbage slaw...

Pizza...


Eggplant Roulade...


Fish and chips inspiration...

By carefully examining  a glass of whisky, one can appreciate the experience even more.

Leaving you with some pretty faces from the event...







To know more about Amrut visit their website or wikipedia 

38 comments:

  1. Your pictures make it look even more delicious Shiju :)

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  2. green with envy! need I say more

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  3. Wow, I think I could be a fan of Amrut Single Malt ... everything at the tasting looks delicious. Very nice , Shiju ... and the people are beautiful as well.

    Andrea @ From, The Sol

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  4. Beautiful series… everything looks delicious and yes, yes such beautiful people!

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  5. I'd never heard of this brand - but you've tweaked my interest with your beautiful images!
    Thanks for sharing at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-holiday-recipe-for-you.html

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  6. I would have liked to be in on this tasting! I like the look of that eggplant roulade too :)

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  7. the malt tasting doesn't appeal to me so much, but the food looks great!

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  8. Looks like a great event, your photos capture it well.

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  9. Wow that looks like it was a lot of fun and very interesting to learn all about how to determine age, etc. The pictures are amazing telling the whole story for you.

    Thank you for linking up with us at the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Party.

    Wishing you a FABULOUS week.

    xx
    Co-host, Lysa

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  10. I have been trying to comment and it wont post. Hope this one will. =)

    This is such an amazing event and looks like your learned so much about whisky. And just look at those glorious food!

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  11. Lovely ..wine tasting and food paring. Interesting combination of food and wines.

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  12. Ive always wondered what it would be like to go to a wine tasting even, looks so fun. Beautiful photos!!!
    Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week.
    Have a great day!!!
    Karren~Host

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  13. Nice photos of a pleasant happening!

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  14. I never knew that about whiskies before since I am not a partaker of that particular liquor. I did admire the beauty of their colors though.

    Royalegacy R&M Wordless Wednesday 12/10/14

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  15. Yum looks great. What wonderful photos

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  16. Beautiful photographs! I don't think I have ever tried whisky. The food looks delicious! :-)

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  17. Quite an interesting collection of photos.

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  18. gorgeous photography of what appears to have been a very cool event! I found your blog through the Wordless Wednesday LinkUp at My Little Drummer Boys. http://www.decomposingjaime.com/2014/12/wordless-wednesday-1.html

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  19. now this is an event I'd love to attend!! My dad and I have an appreciation for fine scotch. I am a Macallan kinda girl myself --- but always willing to try new!

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    1. Amrut is available in Canada. Once sampled, you will drink no other.

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  20. Very nice series of pictures, it gives a good impression of the event!
    My husband tried this whisky once and he was very well pleased with it!

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  21. I love the photo essay ~ capturing the event and expressions. Beyond that I haven't clue about such things; meaning the whole whiskey tasting process. I don't drink adult beverages, as I never developed a taste for it. I consider that a blessing since I don't have to worry with the high calories in alcohol. Now to do something about the gazillion other calories that I do like found in cakes, candies, and ice cream. lol Thanks for visiting, linking, and sharing on #WW!

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  22. Looks like a great and luxurious event!

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  23. This drink really has nice colors ....

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  24. A wonderful Story and fantastic captures for OYGIF ..... I don't know this Whiskey before.
    Cheers, Heidrun

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  25. what a beautiful event...everything looks extremely delicious...and sharp :)...happy WW..

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  26. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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  27. Looks like a terrific event -- tasty all around.
    :-)
    Traci

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  28. This looks like a really fun time with great food too!
    Happy Sundays In My City.

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  29. It is always a pleasure to look at your photography. I'm loving the idea of goat cheese lollipops!

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  30. You recorded this event beautifully. As you well know, I am now a dedicated fan of Amrut....,my only regret is that I've never been able to find it in Mumbai or the other places in India I've visited. I'll never enjoy it as much as I did in Bangalore at the Sugunan household where I had to admit, humbly, that it was far superior to the single malt from Scotland that I had purchased!!

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  31. Enjoyed the read, and visuals.

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