Paul John Christmas Edition 2020 is the special Christmas bottling of Paul John, one of the leading whiskey brands in India. The expression, consisting of a mixture of first-fill Bourbon, first-fill American oak and first-fill Oloroso barrels, contains very light sooty nuances, as in every Christmas Edition.
The Paul John Christmas series, which was first launched in 2018, aims to explore different flavors with interesting barrel touches every year and to keep the Christmas spirit alive in the glass.
Paul John Christmas Edition 2020 (Indian Single Malt, 46% abv)
Nose: Orange, raisin, apple, honey, citrus and tropical fruits are accompanied by cinnamon, caramel, sandalwood and burnt oak. With a little airing of the glass, fruity scents become evident.
Palate: The aromas of raisin, orange and caramel are accompanied by cinnamon, black pepper, ginger and oak. The oak character is particularly prominent. The first filling seems to show the influence of American oak. As in the nose, I got light smoked flavors. It has a sweetening texture. It is possible to get chocolatey aromas by venting the glass.
Finish: A warm, long finish with light soot, ginger and orange.
Overall: Paul John Christmas Edition 2020 is a complex expression that stands out with its keg character, especially with its spice character on the palate.
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