Day 13 is upon us, and it brings us great fortune from the foothills of the Himalayas, in the form of Paul John's Edited, a single malt whisky from India.
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Here's Chris with his comments on this Dram Team HQ shelf staple:
Recap: For each day of the 25 (we're Christmas day drammers here at the Dram Team), I'm going to give a few brief reasons I think each dram is worth your time and attention - which are the same reasons I picked each one to be in our boxes in the first place. And, we're giving away the full set of drams:
Reasons why Chris recommends this whisky:
Reason 1 - It's a single malt whisky from India, and it tastes great! If that isn't interesting in and of itself, nothing is! On a related note, this is young whisky, but tastes and looks much older than it's 4-6 years or so would have you expect. This is because of the heat and humidity where Paul John distillery is situated, which essentially "pressure cooks" the whisky, causing much more interaction between the spirit and the cask, resulting in faster maturation than the chilly warehouses of Scotland.
Reason 2 - It contains spirit made with a mix of unpeated barley from India (specifically the foothills of the Himalayas) and peated barley imported from Scotland. This gives it a lovely moderate, warm smokiness, equivalent to a Scotch like Benromach 10 or Highland Park 12.