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Overall rating
85.55/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB147153
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
16.11.2019
Casktype
Oloroso
Casknumber
Batch No. 1
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8904014803294
Added on
21 Jan 2020 2:00 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.55

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52 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Paul John Oloroso

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    DNA

    The name of this NAS expression of Paul John leaves little to the imagination. It’s a vatting of malts that matured on oloroso casks. I can, while tasting this, not get rid of a crazy image in my mind’s eye: Shilton doing his crazy dance. If you know Shilton, you know he is a terrific bloke with a sense of humor from London to Bangalore. That alone is reason enough to try this malt!

    The nose is dark and sweet and Paul John’s DNA is immediately recognizable. Dried fruit like dates and figs with a handful of hazelnuts sprinkled with chocolate shavings and presented on a plank of toasted oak. Hint of curry powder and sugar cane. This is just great.

    Silky soft and oily on the palate. Good strength too. Dark sherry influences are joined by some Oriental spices and a slight bitterness, but never oaky. Chocolate and figs evolve towards espresso. Touch of cinnamon.

    The finish starts juicy, but then quickly becomes dry and bitter (but not over the top).

    Wonderful. Less than 70 EUR. May batch 2 reach us quickly. Thx, Carl.

  2. JungleDram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    N: Oh, it starts off really nicely with dark sherry sweetness, dates, figs, some chocolate and oak holt, plus a few cloves and something like curry? Or am I just imagining it because he's from India? You can tell the youth in him because of the not so well integrated alcohol G: Here too, sweet sherry notes from the beginning, but also a lot of glue, the alcohol is quite present, peppery, the oiliness is also missing F: medium to short, here it is now decreasing a lot, the sherry is still noticeable, dry, but somehow I only have bourbon glue in my mouth - with water: the sherry gets a little sweeter in the nose, otherwise hardly any changes, quite thin in the finish - conclusion : Great sherry barrel, weak fire or too short storage time, there is a lack of consistency and the finish is just short - a shame
    • Nose
      85 85
      Oh, it starts off really nicely with dark sherry sweetness, dates, figs, some chocolate and oak holt, plus a few cloves and something like curry? Or am I just imagining it because he's from India? One notices the youth in him because of the not so well integrated alcohol
    • Taste
      83 83
      Here too, sweet sherry notes from the start, but also a lot of glue, the alcohol is quite present, peppery, the oiliness is also missing
    • Finish
      79 79
      medium to short, here it is now decreasing a lot, the sherry is still noticeable, dry, but somehow I only have bourbon glue in my mouth

  5. Karstman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Schlumpfus scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Good price performance ratio. Seems old and mature.
    • Nose
      Dark, chocolate, dried fruits, nutty with lots of oak. No alcohol is present.
    • Taste
      Dark oloroso sherry, dry and bitter but in a very positive way. The typical Paul John distillery taste can be sensed in the background.
    • Finish
      Long finish with espresso notes.

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