What a way to celebrate The Longest Day (Summer Solstice) AND glorious sunshine than with a Paul John Whisky Tweet Tasting!
I got a great chance to sample some fine Indian Malts last Saturday, all of which were new to me.
I’ve never tasted whiskies from India before but I certainly will be doing so in the future – they are exceptional!
The malts sampled (which are all Non chill-filtered and Non coloured) were:-
- Paul John Brilliance
- Paul John Edited
- Paul John Classic Select
- Paul John Peated
If you want to catch up on what all the tasters had to say (and they were very chatty!) you can view the tweets by searching for the hash tag #PJWhisky on Twitter.
So, what did I think?
Here are my tasting notes … and the one which was my favourite on the night!
Tasting Notes – Paul John Brilliance
Nose: Grassy, slight wood apples, vanilla and toffee with zesty lemon thrown in.
Palate: Very spice n’ peppery, sweet cake mixture and love the banana in there as well!
Finish: Long spicy, sweet finish, also a little dry leather.
Overall: They got the word for this before I did – Brilliant indeed!
Tasting Notes – Paul John Edited
Nose: A peaty hit! Smoky, charred wood with a bit of mint coming through.
Palate: Subtle peat flavour after the strong nose. Woodsmoke and surprisingly sweet gives way to a little fruit and getting quite spicy.
Finish: Spicy and earthy. Reminds me of barbecuing Linda Mc.Cartney veggie sausages!
Overall: A lovely malt, especially for peat fans but not so peaty as to put others off.
Tasting Notes – Paul John Classic Select
Nose: Seems quite subdued to me after the first two … Ah! But then the fruit comes thru!
Palate: Smooth, fruity and vanilla.
Finish: Long spicy finish, warm pepper closed down with fruity sweetness.
Overall: I wasn’t sure about this one at first but it’s growing on me now … 😉
Tasting Notes – Paul John Peated
Nose: Smoky corn snax and a profusion of heather n’ wood!
Palate: Syrupy sweet with a fine smokiness thrown in! Less peat than expected but nicely balanced.
Finish: Long, spicy finish, sweet but slightly fiery – left me with a longing for another taste – a dram sensation!
Overall: Love this! Best nosing of the night!
My Favourite On The Night
Out of the four, I think it’s got to be the Paul John Peated.
I knew this would be my nights favourite from the get go. Warming peat finely matched with tasty sweetness makes this a dram-and a-half!
And of course, Paul John Whisky, without which!
My fellow Tweeters were:-
@TheWhiskyWire @TheWhiskyLounge @TwlAmanda @TWLJoe @greatwhisky @cowfish @TimFFS @jasonbstanding @lizbonline @DaveyHaste @Mooley @Rockyajl @SpiritsBureau @rickfurzer @WhiskyDiscovery @WhiskyDiscovKat @SohoWhiskyClub @GreatDrams @BeersIveKnown @TheWhiskyKiwi @WhiskyCorner @steveprentice @Saunders_AFC @mynameisgone
Paul John is available to buy from these Whisky Merchants:-