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Overall rating
86.49/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB131537
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Vintage
2011
Bottled
05.2019
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
348
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 May 2019 5:49 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky Reviews for Paul John 2011 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.49 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] This is from the "Cadenhead's Recent Highlights Tasting Pack" and because of the hot temperatures in India a Paul John matures much faster than a Scotch malt (provided it stays in the tropics). According to a thumb's rule this 7-years old is comparable to a 20-years old Scotch, we will see...

    ...no, not at all. This neither smells nor tastes like an old whisky let alone an old Scotch but it offers very interesting new impressions. I guess this profile will get boring after a while but the first dram(s) are pretty nice. I like it, especially the parallels to high-ester rum from the Caribbean.

    This dram is hard to score, most probably I will rate it lower after I emptied a bottle but now it is quite interesting and very quaffable. So I score it (consistently to all my other ratings) exactly how I find it today and have a re-taste later on to verify it. Slàinte!
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is quite dark at deep copper and the nose offers a bold but not very complex profile which is very wood driven. No, this does not smell like a 20-years old Scotch malt whisky, by no means. But it offers interesting new impressions, most probably the trademark aromas of the Paul John distillery. All in all the profile is powerful and balanced but of somewhat limited complexity, nonetheless I like it. But in a blind setting I would never ever guessed this is a malt whisky, to be honest.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is quite powerful too and reminds me rather of high-ester (single cask) rum from the Caribbean than Scotch malt whisky. Maybe because of the same tropics climate during maturation? I like this, even if it is a little simple. This dram is very chewable and offers more interesting flavours this way, among them bubble gum-ish impressions and more tasty rum notes. Water releases more aromas in the nose and flavours on the palate but the bitterness of the wood increases too without getting unpleasant. I like this dram both neat and reduced to about 45% abv.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is bold with warming and coating impressions but drying-astringent moments too. The finish is of medium length and adds some sour winey flavours and more of the light peat aromas. The wood turns a little bitter and astringent towards the end which usually would be distracting and annoying. But given the overall powerful profile this is okay-ish (in this setting).

  2. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Nice integrated light peatyness .
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. maltandgrains scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spices and very evident mint. Somewhat reminiscent of cough syrup. Light peat.
    • Taste
      Peat is more evident, but still very mild. Syrup, fruits and berries.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Honey. Faint evidence of the peat that once was. Light wood tint and spices.

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, herbal.
    • Nose
      Rich and spicy and quite herbal. Faint meaty notes with soft peat aromas.
    • Taste
      Peat is bigger on the palate, forest fruits, golden syrup and raisin butter.
    • Finish
      Honey, soft peat and more dry spices. Two years in Campbeltown has mellowed this dram.

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Huge strawberries, icing sugar, mints.
    • Taste
      Jammy, thick but simple, sweet and orangy, camphor, drying, huge wood tannins.
    • Finish
      Short, minty and dusty

  6. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In Campbeltown since 02.2017

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