Amrut Distillery in Bangalore, India is one of the great success stories of world whisky and proof that excellent whisky can be produced anywhere in the world if the approach is right. Established in 1948 as Amrut Laboratories and initially producing a variety of spirits and other alcoholic drinks for the domestic market, Amrut began producing malt whisky in the 1980s. Amrut followed the Scottish model of whisky production after consulting experts from the Scotch Whisky industry.
The climate in India has a real influence on the shape of the product and it is said that 15% is lost each year during maturation, which means that we are unlikely to ever see an Amrut expression beyond 7 or 8 years old. Amrut whisky has gained global recognition with a series of awards and accolades and they continue to win over whisky lovers the world over.