Paul John 6YO – India
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We continue our globe-trotting adventure of bottling whiskies from countries other than “the Scotland” with an Indian single malt whisky produced by John Distilleries! The company was founded back in 1992, who would soon set up a traditional pot-still distillery in Goa with the intention to make single malt whisky. India is, y’know, a little bit warmer than Scotland, and as such, the Angels’ Share (the rate of evaporation of whisky from the cask its maturing in) is quite a bit higher. The label of our Paul John shows the Angels getting their fair share – save some for us!
Nose: Smoky peat, caramel and a hint of sea salt.
Palate: Chocolate ice-cream (with dark chocolate chips), joined by another waft of peaty embers.
Finish: Red berries topped with brown sugar. A crack of black pepper for good measure.