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My Review of Paul John Mithuna Whisky - An Exceptional Indian Big Hitter
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As a whisky enthusiast, I'm always on the lookout for exciting new releases to try, and the Paul John Mithuna has been on my list for a while. So when I finally got my hands on a bottle, I couldn't wait to see what all the fuss was about.
In this review, I'll be sharing my thoughts on this exceptional Indian big hitter, from the backstory of the Paul John distillery to the intense flavor profile of the Mithuna release.
The Paul John Distillery:
Before we dive into the Mithuna release, let me tell you a bit about the Paul John distillery. The distillery is located in Goa, India, and was founded by businessman Paul P. John.
The distillery was converted from a biscuit factory in 1996, and Paul John started producing single malt whisky in 2008. In 2012, the distillery launched in London and quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the finest whiskies in India.
Today, Paul John is one of the most well-known and respected Indian whisky producers, and their whiskies are available around the world.
The Mithuna Release:
When I first opened the bottle of Paul John Mithuna, the aroma hit me immediately. The nose of the Mithuna whisky is intense and complex, with heavy oak upfront followed by aromas of toasted nuts, dried apricot, milk chocolate, and brown sugar.
There are also confectionary elements of red frog and sweet spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, which add a touch of sweetness to the aroma. The nose is punchy and heavily influenced by big, strong flavors, making it a real treat for the senses.
Now let's get to the good stuff, the taste. The Mithuna whisky is a flavor explosion in the best way possible. The heavy oak is still there, but it's balanced by strong vanilla and coffee notes. The sweetness and spiciness from the oak combine to create a complex and delicious flavor profile that includes dried fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, and mocha taste.
The sweetness is well-balanced with the spiciness of the oak, and there's a little bit of white pepper zinging around the mouth. The finish is long and warm, with nutty, toasted hazelnut flavors still hanging around.
One of the most impressive things about the Mithuna release is the exceptional value it offers. The whisky retails for around $300 to $400, which is a steal for such an insanely delicious whisky.
I've seen some sellers mark up the price considerably higher due to its limited release, so it's important to do your research before buying. But trust me when I say this - if you can get your hands on a bottle, it's well worth the investment.
When it comes to comparing the Mithuna whisky to other whiskies, there are a few that come to mind. One of the most popular comparisons is with the Amrut Portonova, which is another Indian single malt whisky.
The Portonova is a little more expensive than the Mithuna, but it offers a similar intensity and complexity. The Portonova has a more pronounced sherry influence, while the Mithuna is more focused on the oak and spice.
The Paul John Mithuna is a must-try for any serious whisky enthusiast. From the intense aroma to the complex flavor profile and long, warm finish, there's just so much to love about this whisky. It's a big, bold, and complex whisky that offers exceptional value for its price point.