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Overall rating
89.39/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB176269
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Zodiac
Bottled
23.11.2020
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Cask Finish
Casknumber
1
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8904014807322
Added on
08 Feb 2021 10:31 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

USD$ 296.07

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20 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Paul John Mithuna

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.39 points

  1. WhiskeyMavens scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    The only thing that stops Mithuna from getting close to a perfect score is its body. It would have easily tipped the scale to 98, had this single malt being a tad bit more voluptuous in the mouth. That aside this gorgeously enticing single malt from Paul John Distillery lives up to its reputation.

    Unlike most I feel this Single Malt is priced at the lower end of the premium it deserves. At $250 this is a good $100 too cheap for the quality it offers.
    • Nose
      98 98
      More than half the battle is won on the nose and Mithuna rides the olfactory senses like Alexander, The Great. With its enticingly floral, fruity and oaky spiciness it captures all the bases on the very first whiff. Subsequent sniffing only makes you wholly submit yourself to this marauding warrior.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Tropical fruit flavors dominated by vanilla, coconut, sultanas and cardamom shields Mithuna's rather light body, competently. But all that armory ain't enough to expose its rather wobbly, feeble anatomy. For a 116 proof whisky this feels less robust on the palate and the dialed down viscosity is obviously felt as you hold it in your mouth for an additional second or two.

      That said I am merely nit-picking because, I have hard time finding flaws barring it's slightly muted mouthfeel (muted in comparison to Mars Orbiter).
    • Finish
      96 96
      Quintessential Paul John. Lingering, long finish that lends rich dry fruit laced with cinnamon, smoked over honey maple wood feel. if nose was the clarion call than the finish can be described as a perfect crescendo.

  2. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. MLE scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. SherryDrone scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A wonderful, green, glittery packaging. Posh box, golden letters, almost like a gift wrap.

    Colour: Dark mahogany.

    Nose: A bit too spirity. But wasn’t I cribbing about Kanya’s 50%. “No predispositions”, I said to myself. The barley note that’s dominant in all Paul John. The barley note. Fleshy oak. Cherries. Honey. Loads of honey. Vanilla pod but not like the flavour in ice cream but more like the syrupy one. Distant notes of orange peels.

    Palate: Lovely texture. Mouth coating. Honey but also cocoa, rosemilk and some oakiness. orange peels. Oily. Well, two thumbs up for bottling it at 58%. Trust me, it still feels light at this ABV.
    Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Wow! Swirling in the mouth brings out freshly ground coffee notes.

    Finish: Hibiscus. In lay man’s terms some tannins, perhaps new wood smell & laquer.
    Medium finish but only if I consider bearing of the flavours by the gums. The liquid per se lacks the vintage feel.

    A lovely whisky. It takes a lot to make whiskies. It takes hell a lot to make good malt whiskies. Am proud that there is a whisky from my motherland that is good. Lot of efforts to come up with a differentiated whisky I could sense. Hope to see more such whiskies in the future from Paul John

  5. nik.heuvel scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    nice whisky!

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