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Bardstown Partners With Amrut Indian Single Malt For Latest Addition To Collaborative Series

Bardstown Amrut Collaborative Series

The latest addition to Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Collaborative Series sees the Kentucky-based whiskey makers partnering with India’s Amrut Distillery

Bardstown Bourbon Company has partnered with India’s Amrut Distillery for the latest addition to its Collaborative Series. The award-winning collection will feature three new editions across 2024.

The Bardstown Amrut Collaborative Series brings together the tradition of single malt with long-aged Indiana ryes and Kentucky bourbons. To create the release, two Indiana ryes were aged for 18 month in Amrut Indian Single Malt barrels, then blended with aged Kentucky straight bourbons.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, the whiskey offers aromas of baked cherry, campfire, and vanilla, along with hints of cinnamon and herbal tea. The palate features ginger and malt, leading to a complex and lingerie finish.

“Amrut is creating some beautiful liquid right now. Their use of malted barley, distilled and aged in a warm, humid climate is such an interesting bridge between Scottish whisky and bourbon,” said Dan Callaway, VP of Product Development. “It’s fascinating to see how our rye blend absorbed characteristics of both the peated and unpeated Amrut barrels, resulting in a unique depth of flavor and character. We then created a custom bourbon blend to join the finished rye and bring red fruit and rich caramel. The result is an authentic collaboration bursting with new flavors.”

India’s largest and best known brand, the Amrut Distillery is the nation’s most influential brand and today represents more than half of the top 10 brands globally. Following strict Scotch regulations, their classic single malt features bourbon and caramelized biscuit on the nose, a bittersweet palate with oak, barley and blood orange that is both buttery and delicate. The whisky is currently available in 44 countries.

“There is a natural synergy in collaborating with Bardstown Bourbon Co. as two industry innovators. Bardstown Bourbon Co. has put out some astounding flavors over the years and the interplay between these two traditions will certainly create some really interesting whiskey,” said Ashok Chokalingam, Head of Distilling and International Sales.

The final blend of Bardstown Bourbon Co. Amrut Collaborative Series brings together five whiskeys into a wholly original blend bursting with flavor:

43%Indiana 9 yearCorn 45%Rye 51%Malted Barley 4%18 months in Amrut Indian Single Malt barrels
20%Indiana8 yearRye 95%Malted Barley 5%18 months in Amrut Indian Single Malt barrels 
17%Kentucky 14 yearCorn 75%Rye 13%Malted Barley 12%None
15%Kentucky 10 yearCorn 78%Rye 10%Malted Barley 12%None
5%Kentucky11 yearCorn 78%Rye 13%Malted Barley 9%None

Future Bardstown Collaborative Series 2024 Releases

This year’s Collaborative Series releases feature partnerships with some of the world’s most notable brands.

“It’s going to be a banner year for Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Collaborative Series,” said Callaway. “Distinctive, premium expressions have been aging wonderfully in our rickhouses and are now ready to be enjoyed. From India to Napa Valley, we are ready to celebrate these tremendous explorations and share them with the world.”

Later this summer, Bardstown Bourbon Co. will release a collaboration with Silver Oak, a more than 50-year tradition of Cabernet Sauvignon aged exclusively in American Oak. This fall will bring a partnership with Blackberry Farm Brewery.

Amrut Collaborative Series is presented at 110 proof (55 percent ABV) and is offered in limited quantities at a suggested retail price of $159.99.

For more information, head over to Bardstown’s official website.

Other releases in the Collaborative Series include a collaboration with French Armagnac house Château de Laubade.

In 2021, Amrut entered the craft gin market with Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin.