Paul John Edited Single Malt

Peated Single Malt

Paul John // Goa, India

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.26
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 44 )

Although Arabian Sea breezes temper the sub-tropical climate, whisky matures quickly in Goa, India. Six-row barley from northern India tastes grassier and less nutty than European and North American varieties and Paul John Edited showcases these attributes. Scotch-style single malt whisky from this relatively new distillery is slowly gaining notice among connoisseurs in Europe, Australia and North America. It speaks well of the future that Paul John’s whisky-makers prefer waiting until their whiskies are at their prime rather than rushing them to market. As a former Portuguese colony, Goa escaped British colonial rule and its sometimes dull palate, favoring earthy, savory spices. Edited is moderately peated and non-chillfiltered.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Islay-esque, but not Islay, Edited is reminiscent of old-style Bruichladdich. Whiffs of peat show as lightly antiseptic bandages, then the maltiness that characterizes Paul John. Wheat germ or cream of wheat porridge is lightly dusted with savory spices – like barbecue spice. Peppery heat, another hallmark of the distillery, injects piquancy into a rich, round body, while hints of fruit sugars add sweetness. The whisky finishes in a slight, pleasant, woody bitterness. Served blind you’d swear this was Scotch. Improves greatly after sitting in an open bottle for a few weeks. "

Flavor Profile

Spicy & Smoky