Paul John ‘Nirvana’: The Rs.2950/- single-malt! (Now in Pune)
Paul John known globally for their peated editions of Brilliance, Edited and Bold, have now launched their first unpeated whisky and gotta admit, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Being unpeated, you don’t get the smokiness that’s generally associated with this distillery. What you get though, is a flavor profile that is very very similar and almost half the price of one of my other favorites, Jack Daniels ❤️
Nose: Opens with Vanilla, honey and gentle toffee notes followed by spices and fresh fruits gently to balance it out.
Palate: The spices are there with cinnamon, ginger and a touch of nutmeg but again it’s the fruity side that shines through.
Finish: Loooooooooong, richly flavored with honey, barley and vanilla.
ABV: 40% / 70°
Cask: Ex-Bourbon for the 1st and 2nd fill.
Filtration: Chill filtered and naturally coloured.
Age: I’m guessing can’t be for more that 2yrs considering the angels share is almost 8-10% every year.
This is by far the best bang-for-buck single malt out there. Checks almost all the boxes at the price. However, if robust whiskies are your thing, then please stay away from this one.
Lastly, let this particular whisky breathe. Add just few drops of water (anything more and you will kill it) and let it rest for a few minutes.