Paul John Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish.

Paul John

You have heard the rumours have you not ?  Paul John are going to release an Oloroso cask.. its all been pretty hush hush with not too much information.. But guess what, the rumours are over and I now have the privilege of reviewing the first ever release from Paul John which has had a period of finishing in an Oloroso cask..  This whisky has spent 3 years in an American oak bourbon cask of which Paul John has made its name from and then a further 4 years in the finest Oloroso cask..


Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish – Paul John

Distillery.. Paul John

Region.. Goa, India

Age.. NAS

Abv.. 57.4%

Cask.. First fill Bourbon – Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

Outturn.. 252 Bottles

This Paul John oloroso finished single cask has a release of only 252 bottles to be sold world wide and only 30 for the Uk.  The rrp for this release will be around £200..

Nose.. Very fresh and full of sweetness.. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, dates, candied oranges, figs, plums and exotic fruits.. A lovely spicy note develops releasing cinnamon, ginger and a little nutmeg while dark chocolate and espresso coffee notes gently caress the senses.

Palate.. A little drying at first with those dark fruits being a little more prominent.. Rich Turkish delight, ripe plums and dates are all wrapped up in a vanilla and caramel jacket, sugared Almonds and waffles smothered in maple syrup just give this a most Devine flavour.. just as you think you have tasted all this has to offer it opens up even more to give you an exotic twist of banana, mango and spices that just tease you to the edge of reason.. WOW.

Finish.. Spiced oak that lingers like it should ..

Thoughts.. Elegant and classy about sums it up… I’m not sure why I am surprised that this Paul John Oloroso cask is just so different to what I expected.. This is packed full of the best Bourbon like flavours and aromas with a twist of the finest sherry before it slaps you again with a third exotic twist.. Anyone who has not been impressed with these guys and what they are doing should really take another look.. Everything they are doing is impressive, the whisky is extremely complex and just so full of surprises !  I picked the single cask #1906 as my whisky of 2016 for the simple reason it gave me everything a whisky should.. This single Oloroso cask has just taken my expectations to another level.. Phenomenal !!!!!

The Paul John Oloroso finished single cask.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Glenn B says:

    Thank you for offering this review. It’s encouraging me to try more.


  2. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi Jack.. unfortunately the uk is sold out as far as I know.. just keep your eyes peeled.


  3. Jack says:

    Where can I buy one of these ?


  4. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi Jim.. Thank you for the comments, they are really appreciated..


  5. Jim says:

    I trully love your website. Excellent reviews and great features. Your detail on the reviews makes them come alive and that is reason I like your style.


  6. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi there.. unfortunately this is going to be hard to find due to the very limited number available.. Just keep looking, you never know !!


  7. Whiskyfan says:

    After reading your review I tried to look for this bottle but i find it is not available anywhere so wondered if you know where I can find a bottle ? . I relly enjoyed what you are up too!
    Keep up the wonderful works.


  8. Jason says:

    I do believe this is one great website. So happy I stumbledupon it 😉
    I will be revisit again since i have saved as a favorite it. I do like drinking Paul John and will try find one of the Oloroso bottles.


  9. Jim says:

    This sounds like a great malt but I am sure it will not see my lips, wish it would though as you make it sound so delicious.


  10. Kenny says:

    Paul John is starting to get quite a good name and the fact they have released this Oloroso cask makes me think it might be time to start trying a few more of the released bottles.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Daz says:

    Sounds very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks.. Definitely one for the “wants” list


  13. Big Al says:

    Another first sorren, great review,

    Liked by 1 person

  14. sorrenkrebs says:

    An outstanding whisky that just defies what you perceive it should taste like. A real privilege to review.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. ilovewhisky says:

    Another inviting review that has me imaginging the nose and palate delighting my senses.

    From the colour of the whisky…to savouring it in my mouth.

    You’ve been privileged to have tried it and I dare say I wish I could secure a bottle…


    Liked by 1 person

  16. sorrenkrebs says:

    I hope you do get to try it.. it is so very different to expectations ! Just gives the whisky from Paul John another dimension and raises the bar a little more.


  17. Canada isn’t that far away… I believe the PJ folks are in Canada this month!

    As for th Olorosso…. envy! Am super keen to try though know it will never be released here in Mumbai… sigh…

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Alex says:

    This sounds very interesting but I did think they already used sherry casks in the core range ? I am not sure I will be able to buy a bottle at this price but hopefully I will get a chance to try it one day.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. sorrenkrebs says:

    There will be many who never get to try this one but I’m sure there will be many more to come.. Although they will be different they will all be unique 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  20. drhoytsm says:

    It sounds like a fascinating whisky. Yet, at that limited production and high price, I will just hope that I run across a dram one day.


  21. sorrenkrebs says:

    George when I get my bottle you know the first sample will be put away for you !!


  22. George. elPolako says:

    i have no comment. Canada is so far away, i won’t be ever sampling this divine concoction, so?

    Liked by 1 person

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