My eagerness to try Amrut’s Portonova expression came about a few years ago during Whisky Live Boston when Raj Sabharwal, Importer of World Whisky and Spirits, decanted a generous sample of ‘Intermediate Sherry’ into my glass. I had savored expressions of Amrut previously, but to me, nothing quite as pleasing to the palate. That was the moment I really fell in love with this Bangalore distillery.
Fall and whisky – perhaps two of my favorite words. Autumn brings new colors to the Earth as well as most of our favorite releases of the year, one of which includes this lovely, rather new expression from Angel’s Envy. I say “rather new” because Cask Strength was only first released in 2012 as Louisville Distilling Company’s second expression, which has since been followed up with their Rum Finished Rye – another interesting treat if you have yet to give it a try.
When most think of Bourbon and whiskey we think south – we think Kentucky. Of course, Bourbon can be made anywhere in this great country of ours, and indeed it is. Enter Tuthilltown Spirits, a relatively young distillery located in Gardiner, New York, who has been helping bring back the tradition of small batch spirit production to the Hudson River Valley.