Paul John Classic Select Cask (2014)
Think of Indian whisky and most people will say Amrut. But Paul John is another Indian single malt whisky distillery that has been getting very good reviews. Young compared to their Scottish counterparts, but nonetheless they’ve been distilling since 1992.
Their Classic Select Cask is a cask strength offering and has seen maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels. It makes for quite a lovely whisky.
Paul John Classic Select Cask (55,2%, OB, 2014)
Nose: Fresh, vibrant and fruity. Nectarines and peaches accompanied by pears and underripe bananas, as well as coconut, glue and wood shavings.
Taste: Lots of fruit again. Orange, lime, mandarin and pineapple. Also a touch of pink grapefruit and some wood spices as well. Lovely stuff and very drinkable.
Finish: Medium in length. Wood shavings, coconut and tropical fruits.
Attractive. Nice fruity and easy malt whisky. Good stuff indeed.
Photo: Master of Malt
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.