Aroma is basic but interesting, it shows a bit of youth and raw malt character but not in a cloying new make way (though their new make is pretty good); Palate is less sweet and less farmy than aroma but it's no less interesting; Finish is warm but short and I really wish it would stay around longer. All-in-all it's a nicely-executed basic whisky, which is exactly what it's meant to be
Surprisingly good, especially at the price point, added to my favourites list for another round.
The high score (94) in Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible is well-deserved. And for such a low price!! I'll always enjoy trying new single malts, but this bottle may become my new stand-by at home.
I love it because of its subtle, grounded flavour. It isn't a very bold whisky, which works for me. But it's the kind of whisky that is a nice blend of smooth and fruity.
I am a uk national spending many months of a year in india I'm so happy to have found such a good whiskey here. Nirvana compares to any good single malt Scottish whiskey.
Paul John Brilliance was a excellent experience I shared with my friends last weekend. Truly the peak of Indian Single Malts.
The Paul John expressions are a true and honest presentation of Indian finesse in Indian Single Malt. And personally, Brilliance is my favorite.
Whether you've got a dozen malts under your belt or a few hundred, there's nothing quite like opening a new stage in your whisky journey. That's the feeling I had tasting my way through the excellent line of Paul John Indian single malts.
Great quality whisky from Goa. Bang for your buck (I hate that saying!) is Brilliance, good stuff… but if money's not a worry then I really enjoyed Peated.
True to their words, The Brilliance and Edited are an epitome of Single Malt. There is definite mystery in both these drinks, all bottled up and ready to be savored. So grab a bottle or two. Pour, Swirl, Taste, Finish - Cheers to Aqua Vitae!
Perfect hint of peat, not at all overwhelming but creamy and perfect for the sweetness of the spirit
To sell luxury you need to understand luxury. So it's no surprise that I surrender to the Paul John single malts after a hard day at work. It's an amazing feeling to kick back and relax as the whisky plays with your taste buds. Try it and you will never go for another.
Two years ago, I would say that I would not be a fan of Indian single malts. But what a rise in just two years!!! I am becoming a fan of Indian single malts every day and this beautiful @pauljohnwhisky Edited is one of them. Got the balance, fruity palate with exotic spices and just enough peat! Can't get enough of it.
Quality Indian Whisky never cease to surprise us, this Paul John Edited was surprisingly complex, good to see Amrut getting some real competition! Hope for the best for both of them!
Bright and refreshing nose with lots of citrus, fruit, subtle smoke and a touch of spice. Palate was much different with dark honey, coffee flavors. Oak and spice intensifies as you sit with it. Found this quite interesting.
The Paul John single malts are a genuinely enjoyable and celebratory experience be it with family, friends or business associates. One can sense the care and mastery with which the whisky has been created. The Paul John Bold is my favourite, being simultaneously smoky, fruity, and lightly spicy on the palate, such sheer pleasure for the senses.
A smoky whisky from India made with barley dried over peat imported from Islay? Hell yeah, count me in... and not just for one dram as you can see from the fill level of my bottle!
What happens when you combine sweet, malted barley from tropical India with rich, coastal peat from Islay? This! @pauljohnwhisky's 'Bold' is the latest expression from a premium single malt brand that seems to be growing in popularity every day. It marks the 5th addition to Paul John's core lineup and the first made with peat imported exclusively from Islay.
Can't get enough of this Paul John whisky! The BOLD is an absolute cracker. It's a younger whisky, but has massive flavor. The climate in Goa #India creates the perfect environment for rapid maturation. This #whisky is also peated with #peat from #Islay and #Aberdeen which is rather unique. Highly recommend this dram if you haven't tried!
One of the most unique and vibrant whiskeys I've ever tasted. While it burns hot, it is simply bursting with a variety of bold and intriguing flavor.
Yes Paul John is a great “Speyside style” tasting Scotch and yes it's from India? I picked this up at a tasting last summer in Birmingham, UK. Only one issue ... if only there was better distribution in the US. #cheers #pauljohn #pauljohnwhisky #scotch #singlemalt #whiskey #scotchwhisky #whiskeyporn #whisky #maltwhisky #scotchneat #speyside
Paul John Single Malts are classic yet display a unique (Indian) character. Typically spicy with wonderful aromas of toffee, exotic spices, burnt orange and biscuit, they make for a great dram!
I don't know what my preconceptions were, but at a higher ABV, I think I expected this to be difficult to drink and fiery. Instead it is almost criminally easy to drink. There is a creamy, mellow quality to it that remind me of the better Irish pot stills that I have had the pleasure to drink. However there is a “different” quality to it, which comes from the silky sweetness. This is a whisky that glistens and shimmers in both looks and in taste.
Beats lagavulin , caperdonich and ardberg likes at such a better price but I dunno why no distribution in Bangalore , i desperately wanna buy
It's a rich, thick, and powerful expression of one of the best spirits to come out of Indias thriving Whiskey industry. Namaste!
A quite simply superb whisky. At £60 it dominates most of the competition. Its balancing act between depth of flavour and vibrancy of palate is outstanding.
The Paul John Select Cask Peated gently astonishes the seriously indulgent. The swirl lightly whisks up narratives from the undulating landscapes of the windswept oceanfronts of Goa.
Summer is coming and it has us thinking about spicy whisky. I continue to be fascinated by the story of single malt whisky in India and of Paul John themselves. Based in Goa, they produce several expressions but this is their "Peated Select Cask"Rife with sweetness - demerera and muscovado flavours, with a real chocolateyness and of course some peaty, smoky flavours. Remember this whisky is young, only 6 years old I believe. Bottled at 55.2% ABV, it's a beast, but a sweet beast; the kind that you'd pay money to pat at the local fair. If you haven't tried Paul John whiskies, get around them.
Paul John, India's most awarded single malt distillers do a fabulous job at this with their famed PX and Oloroso variants. They age their whiskies for over three years, and finish it for a period longer than usual for more robust results. Michael D'Souza, Master Distiller, believes that the additional character that wine casks add is a ready solution to the depleting interest in age-statement whiskies of 18-21-25 years.
This is a sipping whisky. An after-dinner dram to savour and sip slowly. Especially in winter, this Indian whisky will warm you up from the inside.
I've been in Goa for the last couple of years, and I appreciate what Paul John has done for the industry. Their innovations and constant development have kept the category exciting. They have a fair bit of a fan following in the Asian market as well, and that recognition always helps. I like Pedro Ximénez in particular because I have always had an affinity for ports and sherries.
The Oloroso expression is aged in American bourbon barrels and finished in sherry casks.
The single malt leaves a meld of sweet and sour notes of dark chocolate with a citrusy finish that transports you to a beachside.
Hands down, amazing whisky... You can spend hours and hours with all the layers of goodness both on the nose and on the palate. It was almost impossible to keep up with the aromas and flavors popping up one after another while I was trying to scribble down the notes. It's like watching a rapid slide show of images of references and memories. I know that it carries a pretty steep price tag but if you ever decide to blow $200 on a bottle of whisky you should consider yourself damn lucky if you can score something half as good as this.
The exquisite, almost ruby-red colour reflects the impact of first fill sherry cask. It is hands down the best sherry cask-finished whisky at this price point and amongst the best expressions of Paul John.
Paul John is a well-known international brand that is also popular in India. Whisky experts have gone wild over their Edited Single Malt whisky. However, Kanya is a newcomer with a distinctive, well-balanced taste
This exotic unpeated expression from the sunny shores of Goa, encapsulates a tender innocence enhanced with hints of honeyed fruitiness and a soft tinge of spice. Ruled by Mercury and symbolised by the virgin, Kanya is the dignified Indian counterpart of the highly appealing Virgo, the sixth zodiac sign of the universe. With its earthy, feminine sensuousness, this deep amber expression personifies the intrinsic characteristics of the Kanya
It is combined with subtle oak-derived butterscotch flavours and matured for seven years in first-fill bourbon barrels
Jim Murray gave @PaulJohnWhisky's Kanya a staggering 96 points, proclaiming it his "Asian Whisky of the Year". Last weekend at Hanse Spirit, I was lucky to try a dram of it at the booth of @BremerSpirituosenContor. Splendid stuff, indeed! #pauljohnkanya
Brilliantly executed. Aroma is deep and layered with beautiful nuances of tropical fruits and delicate notes of baking spices dancing among the heavier oak and malt notes; Palate is a deeper, more multifaceted, delivery of similar notes paired with a maltier backbone; Finish is warm and fades out fruity and spicy.
Technically another end-of-last-year edit that just missed the Oscar nods, Mithuna, the newest from the beloved Bangalore distillery Paul John, is a higher-than-usual (58%) ABV malt; unpeated and non-chill-filtered. It gets its distinct mocha-coffee notes (punctuated by just a touch of honeyed liquorice) because it's matured in American virgin oak casks and finished in ex-bourbon casks; a treat on a winter's eve.
So rich, so deep, so heavy, it's a multifaceted experience I don't want to end. I'm finding nuances and notes on each sniff and taste. Adding water brings out a dry candy note, like a Necco or Smarties, and enhances that herbal spice notes.
Fairly long and dry finish. Beautifully spicy. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. But not overpowering.
The nose begins with fruitcake and sweet nuts. This develops into a fruit packed body, with citrus, cinnamon spices, sweet nuts and lots of sherry.
I wasn't when I first tried them 3 or 4 years ago, but everything they're putting out now is solid and the 2019 Paul John Christmas Edition is no exception.
Mmm mmm mmm! That sounds mighty delicious, and it most definitely was on the first go-around.
Paul John Christmas Edition 2020 is something to savor and share with anyone you're able. This is not the kind of whisky you horde and hide, it's one you pour for friends and start a conversation with
Wealthy and sweeter, more honey, sherry fruits and dark chocolate noticeable before a modest growth in spice. Peat and smoke are really palate filling here, adding detail and depth without ever standing or overly speaking out. Different to the nose now a gentle base of dry leather appears. As often the level of maturity Paul John reaches in NAS expressions is exemplary to me, the palate is pleasantly diverse and soul warming.
Every year I look forward to these releases and every year the wait is worth it. Each year is new, each year is exciting and each year is tasty in its own right.
From the first moment you smell until the last sip that travels your palate, you are exposed to Christmas all over with nutty flavors, chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, Christmas cake, caramel, tobacco and more.
The Christmas Edition 2021 from Paul John Whisky is everything Christmas should be. It is sweet, it is smoky, it is savory, and the flavors blend stupendously to one another. The fact that I only had a 50ml is heartbreaking because this whisky is stunning. Cheers!
Even though the winter holiday season has now passed us by, the Indian whisky maker Paul John Whisky's recent release of its single malt Christmas Edition 2022 is still something one can enjoy any time of year.
The aroma is warm and enticing, but the palate is the star for me. I could easily sit and sip a glass of this Paul John Christmas Edition 2022 any day of the week. It's the kind of whiskey I want to enjoy over and over—an elegant and nuanced after-work dram.
Indian single malt whisky maker Paul John's annual Christmas release has become something of a yuletide tradition...This year's addition was made from malts finished in ex-bourbon, brandy and peated Oloroso sherry casks. It's darkly fruity on the nose, with notes of plum and sticky toffee pudding above a warm aroma of cereal grain below...On the palate, Paul John Christmas Edition 2022 proves sweet in a Christmas dessert-sense, with layers of stewed plums, apples and pears.
It does actually sip like a holiday whisky—which is an impressive feat.
Paul John Christmas Edition 2022 surprised me in the best possible way. Perhaps my brain was already primed by the name, but this whisky tasted like Christmas. Vanilla, spice, apple, and dark fruit remind me of the best desserts of the winter holidays, so this drink felt cozy and nostalgic in addition to festive.
A fitting release for a special achievement. From the luxurious red box with the gold lettering to the stylish bottle, it is obvious that attention to detail went into every step. Even the bottle top; it feels like it is solid gold, it is heavy and grand.
Mars Orbiter by Paul John is a tribute to the launch of India's first interplanetary mission. Mars Orbiter was drawn the same month the Indian space mission to Mars was launched and is a tribute to the successful mission.
This most opulent and decadent of expressions from the shores of Goa is bound to take you on a stellar sensory journey. Everything right from the packaging, to the intricate bottling and to the colour of this whisky will titillate you enough to pour yourself a dram of this enchantress!
I really enjoy this whisky. Aroma is warm and rich with a grapey-syrupy-meets-vanilla-taffy note that emerges as it opens; Palate Is almost two tones of smoke and grapey dark fruit sweetness with all the other notes sandwiched in between; Finish hits a long elegant stride and keeps the sweet and smoky party going.
Paul John XO is hands down the best Indian whisky I've ever tasted. The complexity and depth of flavor are unparalleled, and it's incredibly smooth for a spirit with such high alcohol content. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a top-notch whisky.