However there is a Single Cask avatar of the Paul John Peated too tempting to resist…
- Nose – Sour curd yet also honey caramel like breakfast muesli, peaty bacon, grilled prawns, campfire smoke, then chocolate orange, musty rancio element, as it airs light rose, dry supari
- Taste – Very smooth, not in the least sharp, lots of body, as much going on in the palate as nose, toasted almonds, green applesauce
- Finish – Long finish, burnt charcoal that mellows into apple sauce then grapes
- Water – Fabulous! Adds more to the nose enhancing the supari and boiled rice
- “I feel like frolicking around the campfire!”
- “Smells like stinky brie but tastes delicious”
- “It is a voluptuous woman with attitude”
Overall, all that promise and bursting character in the Select Cask? Even better in the Single Cask. Wonderfully balanced, lots of body, it opens beautifully with a small splash of water. More importantly, it has a distinctive ‘Indian’ quality.
What do the folks at Paul John have to say?
Open your taste buds to the burst of a blood orange and kumquat blast, with an undertone of marmalade, framed by the soft, but confident and compelling peat reek. The profound contrast continues: the mouth watering maltiness plays hide and seek with darker, drier, smoky undertones and the myriad shoes and subtleties of smoked cocoa butter… Quite a handful of attitude in one bottle, this is for serious whisky drinkers.
Other Paul John whisky experiences:
- Bold Single Malt 46%
- Brilliance Single Malt 46%
- Classic Select Cask 55.2%
- Edited Single Malt 46% – 1st bottle, 2nd bottle
- Peated Select Cask 55.5% + Cabinet experience
- Distillery Tour (Guest Post by Paula McGlynn)
- Whisky Ladies go Goan
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