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Paul Jones American Blended Whiskey

Overall rating
83.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB190971
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
80 (proof)
Size
47 ml
Added on
01 sep 2021 9:40 pm by St. Pauli

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Whisky Reviews for Paul Jones American Blended Whiskey

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Paul Jones was a brand of the Frankfort Distilling Company, which also produced Four Roses (by then a top selling brand). Although bottlings known to stem from the 1930s, this bottle is, according to the US federal tax seal, from the period 1944 - 1960.

    It is called an American blended whiskey, unlike its predecessors that were a blend of straight (rye) whiskeys.
    It contains of 72.5 % grain neutral spirits and 27.5 % straight whiskies of at least 4 years.

    The high portion of neutral spirit is noticeable, as it feels a bit like liquid starch/glue at some time. In the nose, there are more dense notes too, probably coming from the straight whiskeys. They also bring quite some spice, which gives a rather good balance.

    All in all, this is quite an enjoyable whiskey. Not the most complex, but at least it's not just all sweetness or burning alcohol power.
    • Nose
      85 85
      In the nose, this whiskey doesn't seem to reveal much at first encounter and stays a bit shy aferwards. Nevertheless, it's a bit "deep" as I call it: shoe polish, old leather, oil. It's not just that however, it gives also spices (cardamom, cinnamon), cherry coke, tinned peach (on syrup) and sawdust. Too bad that it's not too intense, but still a great nose.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The body is medium and nicely spicy. Gingerbread, cinnamon buns, cardamom and pepper make for a good combination. Next it has some corn sweetness and starch too without becoming too sticky. Still some cherry, leather cloth and quite some wood. The depth (the darker notes) have mostly gone.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is rather spicy, and keeps on returning. Ginger powder, Dutch "ontbijtkoek" (gingerbread), pepper and more cardamom. Quite some wood (obviously) and sawdust, vanilla, leather window cloth, peach and ahorn syrup.

      It's not the gentlest whiskey out there but neither is it annoyingly cloying.

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