A surprisingly mature whisky with a good price / quality ratio

Published by World Whisky, The Netherlands on 17-Sep-2015.

Colour:
Bright gold.

Odor:
A spicy, rich, round and medium complex whisky with notes of sweet barley sugar, malt, grains, spicy notes (hint of curry leaves, cumin, cinnamon, white pepper, ginger), earthy tones, apple liqueur, green apple, overripe banana, pineapple, a hint of orange, red berries, grass, floral notes, butter, honey, vanilla, caramel, nuts, maple syrup, slightly bitter tannins, oak and a hint of mint.

Taste:
A sweet, rich, round and well balanced whisky with notes of green apple, malt, barley sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, sawdust, cinnamon, white pepper, nutmeg, ginger, stem ginger, oak, slightly bitter tannins, mango, pineapple, berries, red fruits, hint of sweet patchouli, hint of cocoa, creamy mouthfeel, caramel and light mineral notes.

Aftertaste:
A medium long and slightly drying finish with notes of fresh oak, grass, vanilla, honey, spice, nuts and black pepper.

Marks:

Conclusion: 8.7/10

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. It is not a overly complex whisky but a very accessible dram that’s deliciously easy to enjoy.

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