Paul John

Select Cask Peated

ABV 55.5%
REVIEWED Issue 138
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Brand: Paul John
Expression: Select Cask Peated
Type: India Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 5 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 55.5%
Country/Region: India
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 138
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Sharp and astringent with peat and coffee. Honey balances. Hints of malt biscuits, earth and medicinal notes follow along with charred beachwood.
Palate: Weighty and full with barley, oak and honey. When the peat arrives, it builds with a lightly medicinal character. Water makes it citric with the oak becoming grainy.
Finish: Long with sooty peat and medicinal notes. The peat is herbal with water and brings out a touch of kerosene.
Comment: It doesn’t matter where it comes from, but great whisky is still great whisky.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A lovely hint of smoke which lingers on the nose and invites you in, revealing soft elements of dark sugars, warm sweet tea underneath. Great whisky making.
Palate: This shines here too with just the right level of smoke, oak and vanillas. There are red stone fruits hidden in the peat smoke and a sweetness which adds to the spices.
Finish: Delicate, long and lingering – smoked whisky that just works with and without water.
Comment: I can’t wait to make a Blood and Sand with this, or drink with a touch of water.
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