Country Indian Whisky
Distillery/Brand Paul John
Style Single Malt Whisky

Paul John Peated

Peated whisky from the Paul John range of single malts produced in Goa. This particular expression was matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled at cask strength (a pleasing 55.5% ABV) without chill filtration. A prime example of the gorgeous whisky distilleries in India are producing.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Walnut, barley sugar sweets and classic earthy peat notes. A touch of salt.

Palate More BBQ smoke, more sugar, more slightly damp earthy notes. Hints of tropical fruit and spice.

Finish Bitter orange peels on the finish.

Overall Catches a good balance of "sweet" and "peat" loved by many.

Winner of 1 spirit awards

Gold
Gold
Single Malts - 2015
Wizards of Whisky Awards

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Paul John Peated Select Cask
It’s awesome. Best prayed so far.
Never expected this. Extremely smooth…especially at 55.5%. Smoke is not overpowering but present nonetheless. Sweet on the palate and spicy aftertaste.
Wanderer , Singapore
8 months ago
Surprisingly one of the very best
So, I'm a peat lover and really have most of the common 'go-to' bottlings from Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Talisker, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, together with those An Noc, Big Peat, Smokehead, etc, etc.
And compared to all of those bottles, which I've at least finished 3-4 each myself, in my time even contemplating this Indian whisky was just a little more than a joke - being of a Indian descent myself.
And this bottling is just right up there.
I'm not one of those 'it reminds me of fresh grass cuttings on a fresh Wednesday morning' descriptors.
The whisky is perfectly balanced with enough smoke to satisfy from the first whiff, and rounds of with a pleasant sweetness that carries the smoke into a finish with a decent enough linger between sips.
I've since bought a few bottles after that first one, and highly recommend this whisky.
Oh and that lovely sleek slender bottle in a magnetic box is classy that matches what the contents deliver.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
Very Pleasant Indeed
Nice big bold flavours without being to overwhelming, good hit from the alcohol but still a decent balance. As others have said not as big a peat hit as some of the Islay's but variety is the spice of life. Cannot compare it with the Amrut as I have not had a peaty one but all in all a very nice whiskey.

I all honesty I will be unlikely to buy it again as in this price range there are a multitude of whiskeys I want to try but if my wife got me another one (she bought this one) I would not be in the least bit perturbed.

Try it for yourself :-)
Lynsey G , United Kingdom
3 years ago
Save your coin for Amrut
A big dose of unbalanced smoke and that was it. Amrut's peated single malt is light years ahead of this!
Brian M , United States
4 years ago
Superb---outdone the scottish at their main source of pride -no I am not talking about Football
Not surprised that you have sold out of this . This is the 1 st Indian "whisky " that I have tried & although it comes in a posy box it is quite Superb IF you like peated whisky . Even if you do not like peated whisky this is worth trying
Philip Q , United Kingdom
5 years ago
Superb-a masterpiece
Appearance is dark gold with and orangey hew. Thick waxy oily legs from the high natural grain oils of the 6 ROW barley. Nose is deep, rich, intense, spices, clove cinammon, nutmeg, slightly nutty, almond and walnut oil. Apricots, peaches, kiwi Mangoes, Passion Fruit, Papaya fruit, but low key.
Since someone else made the comparison, this is a deeper, richer, more intense malt than Amrut, greater complexity. Half the barrels are matured in subterranean climate controlled callers, creating prolonged retention of the spirit within the cask, consequently prolonged interaction between cask and spirit, creating greater intensity in depth and flavour. Palate is excellent balance between barley protein sweetness and the spiciness which offsets and counters it. Full body oily, waxy. Note of bitterness near the end of the palate from the higher protein content of the 6 Row. Finish is prolonged and deep in the palate, right at the back of the tongue.
The peat is there but more subtle than in the Islays. A truly excellent malt in which the distillery has paid the premium in lower yeild for clever distillation, production and maturation.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
price tag, high.
No contest with Amrut period
Mick , Netherlands
6 years ago
Very special
Theres a reason this has just won awards. Love it
Joe , Australia
7 years ago
Overrated
Very poor cousin to the Amrut bottlings, which are VASTLY superior (in my opinion). You really get the feeling that Amrut are trying to do something different, while Paul John are producing clicheed whiskies with no real character of their own.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
AP
First time in Singapore at Quaich Bar (grand copthorne hotel). This is one of the best whisky found around. Haven't really found it elsewhere.
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago