Paul John Peated Select Cask Single Malt

Peated Single Malt

Paul John // Goa, India

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.83
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 30 )

Goa, India, has long been a sea-side destination for Western tourists and trust-fund youth in search of themselves. Unlike British India, Goa remained a Portuguese outpost until it was annexed by India in 1961. Visitors will find more piri-piri dishes than curry here and this Goan fondness for spices shines through in the Scotch-style single malts of Paul John distillery. This new distillery is clearly focused on the long term. Despite a climate that favors rapid aging, Paul John did not begin showing its whiskies to the world until they were well rounded and balanced. Like all Paul John whiskies, this one is non-chillfiltered.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    55.5
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Islay-style peat but not Islay-style flavor dominates the nose and palate leaving little room for the distillery house-style to shine through. Although this whisky is somewhat one dimensional, it is so laced with the medicinal qualities favored by peat freaks that it brings a new dimension to the term “peat monster”. Hints of black licorice add interest, if not complexity. "

Flavor Profile

Peaty & Smoky