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Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Tasting
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Jul 2018 6:58 pm by Finlaggan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80,00

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Whisky Reviews for Paul John 2011 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] I had a dram during the Cadenhead warehouse tasting at Campbeltown.

    Due to the hot indian climate whisky matures significantly faster there than in the cold northern hemisphere - so this 6 years equal roughly a 12 to 15 years maturation in Scotland. By the way, the angel's share is much higher as well and a cask can loose up to 30 per cent of its content during this time. So it is a two-sided affair: Such tropic drams develop bold and intense flavours during very short times but of course they miss out on complexity and depth because most of the delicious esthers need a rather long time to aggregate, finally. But this is a fresh and interesting new style in the whisky world and a nice surprise to my taste buds (and I bought a bottle for that)...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is tawny and the nose is very impressive and offers a rather grain or rye whisky profile with sweet bourbon-ish and spicy wooden aromas. It is not overly complex but rich and flawless - a typical modern dram that nonetheless is very enjoyable (and surprising) to sniff.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is bold on these grainy rye flavours again with sweet barley sugars, toffee and caramel and loads of different spices. Again quite simple but very quaffable. Water releases more aromas in the nose and turns the palate smoother and more balanced. I like this dram best when reduced to about 48% abv.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The whisky arrives bold and hot on the palate (56.7% abv takes its toll) and instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a nice creamy feeling. I like that! The finish is long and adds some delicious white chocolatey flavours without any distracting bitter or drying moment.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Really don't like modern wood driven dram.
    • Nose
      Gin spices, young, dark and fierce, some peat, dry and clean peat, pine needles.
    • Taste
      Young, huge new wood, nutty, rich modern sherry, very hot.
    • Finish
      New and sour oak, modern sherry.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/cadenheads-warehouse-tasting/

    This has seen five years [bourbon] maturation in Goa and one in Campbeltown. Due to trouble with Customs & Excise, this shipment arrived from Goa in bottles that were subsequently emptied, re-vatted and re-released in 2018. The resulting maturation mix is 70% sherry 30% bourbon.

    N: Cider?, beer?, some pesticide use in the orchard, apple manure,… Add water however and it’s far less bonkers whilst retaining its unusualness - in a good way. Further notes include crisp flavours [salty vinegar Chip Sticks with a few Frazzles], and a little farmy peat. Fruits come through rather fine later on.
    T: This tastes not like it smells. It speaks of a clean dirtiness if you will with quirky fruits & quirky mechanics oils, funky tutti-fruity icecream and a little smoke.
    F: Though the Caledonian still lingers, the finish here is short, clean and heathery dry.
    C: A well managed curiousity dram that proved popular at £70 a pop.

    Scores a C+

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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