Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky has a bold, rich nose of barley, citrus, spice and fruity notes, together with a hint of peat. It's full of rich oaky flavours, fruit and hints of marmalade, with bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes, with a gentle sweetness that builds on to the long finish. Made from Indian & peated Scottish barley, Amrut Fusion was first launched in 2009 and has been picking up awards since its launch. It is produced using 25% Scottish peated barley and 75% unpeated Indian barley grown in the foothills of the Himalaya mountain range. The two barleys are mashed, fermented with yeast, distilled in copper pot stills and matured separately in oak casks in Bangalore at 3000ft above sea level for around four years. Due to the warmer tropical conditions, the whisky matures more quickly, with one year equivalent to three in cooler climates. The two matured malts are carefully blended and married for up to three months in ex-Bourbon casks.The master blender tastes each cask periodically, to ensure the maturation is on the desired path before releasing the finished whiskey. Amrut (or amrita) is Sanskrit and can be translated as 'nectar of the gods' or 'nectar of life', which comes close to the origins of the word whisky (gaelic uisge beatha) which means 'water of life'.