Paul John Classic Select Cask
Paul John Classic Select Cask, NAS, 55,2 %
We have been fans of Amrut whisky from India for a few years already. Now we have also tried a whisky from John Distilleries. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, same as Amrut, but the John single malt distillery is located in Goa.
The Paul John Classic Select Cask is available at Systembolaget at SEK 890 (item number 85513). Whiskytaste Sweden have recently brought several Paul John expressions to the Swedish market. I hope to see some of these in Norway soon as well.
Nose (23/25): Lovely nose, aristocratic with a warm heart. Malty, slightly salty, with a very pleasant vanilla sweetness. Mildly spicy - slightly exotic, with a hint of candle sticks.
Taste (22/25): Oaky and sweet. Caramel, licorice, with a few drops of eucalyptus. Quite fresh and soft/silky.
Finish (21/25): Becomes more fresh, eucalyptus is joined by minty notes. Slightly drier towards the end.
Balance (22/25): I am delighted to have found another great Indian whisky, to join the ranks with Amrut. Bring on more world whiskies of this quality, and the whisky future is very bright indeed. We might have to wear shades.
Sláinte! - Thomas