Origin: Goa (India)
Type: Single Malt Indian Whisky
Ageing barrels: Ex-Bourbon
Added coloring: No
Owner: John Distilleries
Average price: € 46.00
Official website: pauljohnwhisky.com
Here is another whisky made from Himalayan barley by the young but very active Indian distillery.
The name comes from the colour of the distillate and the shades it presents when kissed by the sun.
Amber in the glass.
Marzipan, ripe figs, vanilla, pistachio cream, honey, malt… the aromas on the nose are opulent and cuddly, very warm and soft. The confectionery blanket is softened by a splash of lemon and light wood in the background. Nothing complicated, but inviting.
A certain astringency of the wood makes itself felt on the palate, always accompanying aromas of ripe fruit (figs, apple, plums) with hazelnuts, vanilla, bread, petit biscuits. Less accommodating than the nose, with a slight alcoholic bite that pushes a hint of pepper and ginger. Touch of cinnamon.
Medium-long finish of wood, vanilla, hazelnuts and slightly metallic.
The persuasive nose is matched by a less pleasing and balanced palate, with alcohol and wood intruding more than they should without reaching the breaking point. A pleasant but not entirely successful dram.
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