Awarded one of the top three whiskies in the world – The Whisky Bible 2021
Released as part of Paul John’s Zodiac range, Mithuna is India’s counterpart to Gemini. A decadent whisky matured in first-fill American oak and finished in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks
In describing Mithuna for his 2021 Whisky Bible, Murray says, “If Mithuna means “Ultimate,” then it is the perfect name. Or maybe Mithuna means “Perfect,” then it is pretty close. It is that very rarest of things. And, if nothing else, announces Paul John Distillery on the world stage of truly great distilleries. This is a whisky to devour…while it devours you.”
Unpeated. Non chill-filtered. Bottled at 58% ABV. Matured in American virgin oak casks and finished in ex-Bourbon casks. Hues of old oak and sophisticated aromas of liquorice with gentle beeswax lead to a luxuriant delivery of ulmo honey on crisp toast, and tender notes of vanilla. Chewy flavours of coffee mocha, orange peel and delicate spice float on active tannins while gentle oils enjoy gists of dark cocoa tones. The finish is gratifyingly long and complex with multi-toned sugars and delicate honeys.
When Mr. Paul P John decided to create single malt whiskies in India, he traversed the lanes of Scotland to learn about its distilleries and whisky culture. Starting his company in 1996, he soon launched The Great Indian Single Malt to award-winning acclaim.
The tale of the Great Indian Single Malt isn’t just a story to narrate but a commemoration. Winning the hearts of various whisky aficionado and lovers, hasn’t been easy.
Lit with laurels from the most prestigious institutions of Whisky; Paul John Indian Single Malt has been awarded the Liquid Gold Award by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, has been crowned with the Best Indian Single Malt Award along with the Best Asian Whisky Award. The Double Gold Award from San Francisco World Spirits Competition are just few to name.
The skilfully chosen indigenous ingredients and the warm environs of Goa, double-distillation in copper pot stills with long necks, and maturation in white oak barrels create the magic that is Paul John Single Malts.
Nose: Floral notes, vanilla pods and toasty oak, pantry spices, citrus fruits, with ulmo honey on baked bread.
Palate: Beautiful viscosity, multi-layered texture combining the richness of figs and sweet dates with delicate spices and soft tannins of the oak. Cacao nibs, vanilla, dried coconut and stone fruits leading to gentle oak spice.
Finish: Orange peel, mocha, crème caramel, finishing long and complex with dark sugars and delicate honey.
700ml | 58%abv | Goa, India