Paul John Bold
Peated Single Malt
Paul John Whisky // India
Eastern barley meets western peat in this Indian Single Malt from Southern Goa. The sun-baked coastal province provides a home for the malt distillery of Paul P. John's eponymous company. The malt is Indian barley peated to 25 ppm with Islay peat, double-distilled in a set of Indian-made copper pot stills that were designed to emulate the traditional Scottish method. Primarily ex-bourbon, the barrels age in an underground climate controlled warehouse. The hot tropical climate of Goa accelerates barrel breathing, and the angel's share (loss of whisky due to evaporation) is about 10-12% per year (compared with 2-3% in Scotland). Similar to Kentucky, the ABV rises with time, so that the whisky which was put in barrel at 55% ABV emerges at 57% or higher. Hence, the oaking process is accelerated, as compared to other, cooler regions. Bottled at 46% ABV, this whisky is non-chill filtered and contains no added coloring. Ek dum!
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypePrimarily Ex-Bourbon