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Peated Single Malt
Paul John Whisky // India
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.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypePrimarily Ex-Bourbon
"Touches of peat on the nose, but very subtle, especially compared to some of the Scotch powerhouses. A whisper of menthol and angelica root, followed by peaches, and tinned pineapple. The palate displays a beautiful oiliness, spicy (ginger, cloves, nutmeg) and fairly peaty. But there's a sweet tropical fruitiness too. Excellent whisky! Maybe the oak was just a tad too active on the palate, but overall a nice range of flavours and a good balance. Recommended."
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