Whisky Review: SMWS 134.1 Paul John “Exotic Rainforest Fruits”

Style: Hot, Fruity and Complex Nose: Immediate whiff of herbal overtone, a layer of peanut brittle followed by deep, round tropical fruits and confectionaries. Packing a fragrant but powerful punch. Peppermint and lavender notes sneaking under the hot wave, vanilla malt carpet rolled out carefully at the back. Fiery heat but it carries the aroma…

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A Chat with Mr. Paul John from Paul John Indian Single Malt

Earlier this month I have been invited to sit down and chat with the man behind Paul John distillery, Mr. Paul P. John himself to share a few drams and talk about the whisky. He visited Sydney for a tasting and public greeting event, which was held in J&M Cocktail Bar in Angel Place. It is…

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Whisky Review: Paul John “Oloroso”

Style: Sweet and Complex Nose: Oloroso sherry trot gently over the surface. Then we have fragrant, silky red fruits elegantly weaved their way into signature Paul John nutty, vanilla core with an herbal overtone. Eye catching roasted peanuts, white flowers fluttering on the ridge of deep mineral spice. White pepper and timber scattering across the…

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Whisky Review: Paul John ‘Edited’ 

Tasting Notes: Paul John Indian Single Malt Edited☆ [Recommended] Style: Fruity and Peated Nose: A velvety layer of fresh, raw bananas and reeling smokiness unlids an aromatic, ripe tropical fruits core which sits underneath. Lemon honey drops, fat toffee and a quick slick peanut butter brush around it. Dazzling nutty touch, very nice. Palate: Clean ripe…

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Whisky Review: Paul John Indian Single Malt ‘Bold’ 

Style: Fresh and Peaty Nose:  Take off with a sublime aroma of green mango and coconut jam. Vanilla pods, oak with a trace of smoke and ash. The acidity brings out the sweetness and creamy notes. Barley sugar undertone. Palate: Green fruits overture quickly disrupted by herbal ashy peat. Tropical notes run on a slightly…

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Dram Review: Paul John Classic Select Cask

[55.2% • Original Bottling • Bottled in 2015 • No Age Statement • General Release] Nose: Peppery on the nose with an oomph of tanned leather note. There is a buttery waffle note, pine wood shave that leads way to a roasted barley note that feels rathe enormous. Vegetal on the side with somewhat a…

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