I am a professional chef. I teach over 72 cuisines throughout the southeast and believe it or not, I’m constantly asked, “What’s your favorite cuisine?”
While that may be a difficult question, it’s fairly easy for me to answer. I. LOVE. Indian. Cuisine.
From Indian street foods, chaat and tandoori, to vindaloo, Dal and masala, I love them all. I love to prepare them, teach them and especially EAT them! Suffice it to say, I love all things Indian.
That said, I was in for a complete surprise when invited to try an Indian … whisky. Yes, Indian whisky. And I am here to tell you, Kentucky better watch out!
Amrut is a brand of Indian single malt whisky, manufactured by Amrut Distilleries, and launched in August of 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. Amrut or amrita is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as “nectar of the gods”, “nectar of life”, or “drink of the gods”. I have to agree.
Amrut recently held a whisky pairing dinner in cooperation with The Whisky Project in Roswell. Each course throughout the dinner was expertly paired with various Amrut whiskies highlighting prevalent flavors of spice and nuts. I have definitely found a new addition to our bar cart.
Check with your local beverage store for Amrut availability, and learn more about Amrut on their website at www.amrutdistilleries.com