Paul John Bold
Paul John Bold, NAS, 46 %
I continue my look at Paul John whiskies from India. The distillery, Paul Distilleries, was established in 1992 and launched their single malt in the UK in 20212.
Today I will review the peated Paul John Bold. This whisky is made using Indian 6-row barley, and peat brought in from Scotland. Not sure if they have local peat in Goa, so that make sense. Paul John Bold is matured in ex-bourbon barrels.
Nose: More smokiness here, earthy and somewhat sweet wood smoke. Vanilla ice-cream with icing sugar on top - seems a bit excessive (but it works!).
Taste: Medium body with a fair amount of sweetness. Creamy and less spicy than the Brilliance and Edited. Appears rounder and more balanced overall. The peatiness is restrained, but does add a solid foundation here for the fruitiness. Chocolate and cold ashes.
Finish: Medium long finish. Oaky sweetness now. Tropical fruits, fresh and grilled. Toasted oak and dark chocolate. Wood smoke and sugary ashes. The sweetness is bordering on artificial at this point, but it stays on the right side of the border.
Comment: This is a keeper for sure!
Image from Master of Malt.