Country: India - Goa
Distillery: Paul John
Type: Single Malt
Cask: 1st & 2nd fill ex-Bourbon
Nose: Caramel nougat, sweet smoke, toasted oak, mango, peanuts.
Palate: Creamy and malty with a touch of earthy peat, coffee beans and peppermint
Finish: Impressive barbecue smoke, white peppers, oak spices and peat!
Paul John Edited is the second bottle in their Flagship Range consisting of Brilliance, Edited and Bold. Every whisky in this range is showing a different aspect of the whisky from the Indian distillers. Paul John Edited shows the progression in a peculiar way.
The Edited is a blend of 85% unpeated, 15% mildly peated Paul John! Hence it takes the name Edited as it is an edited version of Brilliance with the subtle help of peat. The peat is imported from Scotland and brought to India to peat smoke the Indian 6-row barley, which is essential for Paul John Whisky! The peat used for this whisky is a blend of Highland peat (Aberdeen) and Islay peat. The amount of phenols is around 5-10ppm, hence Paul John Edited has the 'With a Hint of Peat' on its label.
The whisky is distilled twice in copper pot stills and left to age in first and second fill ex-bourbon barrels for six to 8 years.
How Does It Taste?
Paul John Edited is a fan favorite in the US, especially among those who are not scared of passing to the world of peat since it is a great showcase of having a transitional character.
The nose has strong honey and caramel notes which is followed by a waft of smoke. Mango like tropical fruits with toasted oak and peanuts.
The palate is creamy and malty with a touch of earthy peat. Coffee beans and peppermint create more layers. The finish has a crazy barbecue character with oak spices, peat at the very end and white peppers.
A holy passageway whisky to peated style Paul John Single Malt. The mildly peated character offers an easy drinking experience with no offense caused by the peat itself. A must try from the Indian distiller.
I have been drinking this from last week intermittently and have already tasted their other expressions like Bold, Brilliance and Nirvana. I was wondering why have they named it Edited ? You are right it’s between Bold and Brilliance!! Your tasting notes describe the whisky exactly what I was feeling. To me it was little bitter at back initially till It opened after added little water !! A complex whisky not for the beginner !! Thanks
Really sorry that I saw your comment very late.
Edited is actually an edited version of Brilliance with peat. Edited is a blend of unpeated and mildly peated Paul John whiskies.