That Indian whisky is back in my glass again ! Paul John whisky, what more can I tell you about it ? Well it’s good but I know I’ve already mentioned that before… Having spoken with a lot of people about this whisky and the overwhelming thought is that it’s damn good I thought it was about time I looked at a independent bottling and who better than ” That Boutique-y Whisky Company” for the latest release which is a 6yo, bottled at 52.9%abv and is now on batch 3.. This is also natural colour and NCF..
Nose.. Gentle smoke greets the nostrils and introduces burnt toffee, over cooked apple pie and vanilla.. After letting this open a while the smoke gets a little more intense and brings in a more spicy side with cinnamon, ginger and a distinct peppery note.
Palate.. Instantly smokey and drying with a little spicy kick. The smoke and spice lead you into hints of white chocolate, toffee apples and a little vanilla fudge, hints of caramel and touches of coconut can be found and if you concentrate hard enough I’d swear you get a little ripe banana and sugared almonds..
Finish..Smokey all the way !!
Thoughts.. Ok so I love my Paul John whisky and this is certainly another great bottle but I can’t help but think (in my opinion ! ) that the peat spoils it a little.. The spices and fruity notes that you pick up in the non peated versions don’t get chance to shine.. On the other hand though if you love your peated whisky then your going to adore this one.. It has that little more vavoom than one or two others and feels like this is growing up a little more.. This is definitely one for the peatheads out there !
Thanks go out to Dave from ” That Boutique-y Whisky Company ” for the sample..