Country: India - Goa
Distillery: Paul John
Type: Single Malt
Cask: 1st fill ex-Bourbon & 1st fill Oloroso
Nose: Demerara, peach, honey, dark nutty notes, orange zest, walnuts, camomile
Palate: Creamy, hot spices, warm, prunes, dark cinnamon, chocolate cake, malty, herbaceous traces
Finish: Long, leather, molasses, Christmas cake, cinnamon, vanilla, dark forest fruits, roasted coffee
Paul John Oloroso Select Cask is one of the upcoming bottles we will be seeing on the shelves which makes a lot of people excited. If you remember the limited edition Oloroso they brought into the market and the Christmas Edition 2018 which was another Oloroso cask finished whisky, you know what I mean! After releasing the well appreciated Nirvana this year in March, they have 3 whiskies down in the pipeline which are pretty much on the other side of the spectrum. One of these whiskies is Paul John PX Select Cask and you can find the review here.
Paul John Single Malt releases whiskies with no age statements on them, but they have always been transparent with their production. This whiskey spends around 5 years or more in 1st fill ex-Bourbon barrels and 2 years in 1st fill Oloroso casks from a Bodega in Andalucia, Spain. The Oloroso casks in question are converted to hogsheads from an incredibly old Butt which transfers a lot of layers into the spirit. So we can say that we are having a 7 year old whisky here. Plus it is matured in beautiful Goa with 8-10% angel's share!
Incredible rich nose is greeting you with fruits, orange notes, floral touch and darker flavors like walnuts and Demerara. Palate has a lot to offer but for some it can be a little bit hot. Spice hotness is followed by a creamy texture, chocolate notes and dark fruits. Finish is long, lingering and really pleasing.