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Indian Paul John Distillery Whisky from 0 to 50 euros

Paul John Brilliance

Review of the brilliant whisky from the well-known Indian label.

Origin: Goa (India)
Type: Single Malt Indian Whisky
Gradation: 46%ABV
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: John Distilleries
Average price: € 46.00
Official website: pauljohnwhisky.com
Vote: 80/100

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.

Tasting notes

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.

Reviews of Paul John whisky in the blog:
Paul John Bold
Paul John Classic Select Cask
Paul John Edited
Paul John Peated Select Cask

Other perspectives:
The Whiskey Jug

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