Indian single malt, eh? Something you may or may not have tried before, but as a man of the world I can assure you that top quality whisky is now being produced across the globe! The Paul John you’ll find in the Whisky Advent Calendar today is produced in Goa, India by John Distilleries and their master distiller, Michael John (amusingly, no relation).
Their Edited expression is made using whiskies produced from both Indian 6-row barley from the Himalayan foothills and peated barley from Scotland, with the final single malt containing 15% of the peated spirit. It’s matured in bourbon casks for probably around 3-5 years but, as with fellow Indian whisky Amrut, the tropical climate causes greater evaporation (around 12-13% a year compared to ‘only’ 2% or so in Scotland). This in turn means they effectively mature faster and even if there’s no real substitute for time, the results are darned impressive!
How to get involved with Whisky Santa’s Whisky Advent TODAY:
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3. WIN A BOTTLE – Below you’ll find the Chaps at Master of Malt’s tasting note for this whisky – think you can do better? Leave your tasting note on the Paul John Edited Product Page in the User Review section (making sure to leave your details afterwards***) for a chance to win a bottle!
“Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt for Paul John Edited:
Nose: Toasted cereal, big barley and honey notes, Hob Nobs! Slightly vegetal peatiness, lemon and seaweed. Some beach bonfire but the peat isn’t overpowering. Malty.
Palate: Wood spices, a bowl of porridge with honey and then demerara whilst sat beside a fireplace.
Finish: A touch of mocha, oak and perhaps old fashioned liquorice.
Overall: Peated Indian single malt whisky from John Distilleries that shows very well at what we would usually consider a young age.”
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*** This is a new feature the Master of Malt chaps have included – after you leave a User Review you can now leave your details. Don’t worry, they won’t be published anywhere, and it is optional, but it makes it much easier for them to get back to you where necessary as well as allowing them to contact the Whisky Santa’s Whisky Advent Tasting Note winners I select!