When it comes to whiskey, major spirit categories are often separated into American (including bourbon), Canadian, Irish, Scotch, and then simply “World” whiskies
A surprisingly mature whisky with a good price / quality ratio. It is the first whisky of Paul John I've tasted and I must say I am pleasantly surprised
Warth, brown sugar, soda, peated, iodine. Warmed caramel. Sweet brown sugar. Some acidity in the back. Beautiful nose, not too complex, but perfect. Dark chocolate
Masters of hot-tempered climate whisky work at an accelerated pace. A whisky that is not ready one day might rapidly evolve in only a few days due to the hot climate.
When a distillery can find honey at the very end of its flavour range and profile, you know they have cracked it. Superb!
Paul John Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, evidence of the grape arrives early: clean and well structured. As spices form around it,
Paul John Select Cask Peated a sexy, sultry, sympathetic exhibition of smoke on varying levels…though all of them soft
Paul John Single Malt Classic (Un Peated) an essay in complexity: softly sizzling lightly salted bacon mingles easily with tannins.
Paul John Indian Single Malt Bold, the smoke tries to rule the roost, but it is not allowed: a dizzying array of manuka honey
A new Indian classic: a sublime malt from the subcontinent. To be more precise: a world classic! Think of Ardmore at its most alluring
Paul John Brilliance, the burgeoning house style of orange blossom honey is brought out to the full here,
The nose: Sweet, cookies, butterscotch, vanilla pudding The taste: Sweet, cookies, malt, herbs, grain The finish: Medium.