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Overall rating
81.17/100
votes
152
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8904014800699
Added on
24 Jul 2013 9:28 am
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.16

5 × in wishlist

152 × member ratings

266 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Paul John Brilliance

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.17 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: glue, fresh almond, some candied oranges, barley.
    B: floral sensation, then pastry spices with a little nutmeg, honey, we find orange and a little mandarin and lemon too
    F: malty, cooked orange with zest, a little cocoa for a feeling of sweetness.

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    He is delicious, surprisingly good, mature enough, the cocoa-fruit combo pleases, tasty ... and with 40 € still quite cheap, even more for an exotic. This is a potential permanent candidate for the alien shelf.
    • Nose
      very pleasant, gentle sweetness (cocoa powder, nougat), with tropical-fruity freshness (physalis, blood orange, mango)
    • Taste
      Cocoa / milk chocolate, cinnamon, a little nutmeg - sweet, creamy and tasty ... there is still a green-tart fruity note on the back of the tongue
    • Finish
      medium long, some white pepper, milk chocolate ... and here again something exotic-tart-fruity

  3. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It's lemony and spiced with some mixed grain and malt. A little more astringent and oaky than my last bottle. In my opinion, it's not a bad whisky, but not an overly impressive one, either.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Honeysuckle and orange blossoms, dry grains and fresh bread dough, lemon zest and allspice, malt and vanilla pod, and oak.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Honey and tangerines, dark chocolate and malt, slightly under-ripe white and green fruits (pears, guavas, and nectarines), nutmeg and allspice with a touch of vanilla, and salted candied lemon peel.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Bitter dark chocolate, espresso, and sandalwood and oak.

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I find this an nice exotic twist on a scotch. For a standard entree bottling with a affordable price, this has quite a lot to offer. And I noticed that it improves considerably when the bottle is opened for some time. Add to that the lovely design, and you have good whisky that is fun to explore.
    • Nose
      84 84
      This feels spring-like, fruity and fresh, while also earthy. I find nutty notes of brazil nuts, walnuts and pistache. Add to that koriander, and sweet exotic fruits such as lychee, mango and bananas. Top that off with spiced pears and apples.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again this is celebrating its roots with an exotic spiciness and tropical fruits. In particular curry poweder and cinnamon come forward. The fruits mainly consist of mango and banana. I also notice a slight sulphur note, but that is perfectly kept in balance. More spices with nutmeg, koriander, marsala.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is fruity and earthy, with a wood dust and drying fruity aftertaste.

  8. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Wolv scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. Noface83 scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    Nose: young malty spirit, juicy blood orange with a sprinkling of grapefruit, already neat wood with aromas of sawdust and drinking chocolate spiced with spicy cinnamon. As expected from an Indian malt, which has ripened briefly and intensely in the climate, the wood dominates and the basic character is still very immature.
    Taste: sparkling onset, is getting creamier, milk chocolate with cinnamon and pepper, pistachio, very dry and woody almost no fruit. Also on the finish wood and bitter notes dominate, cocoa powder and at the back comes out again some fruit (multivitamin juice). The finish is medium long and quite pleasant / tasty. Here is more maturity and age taught as he should have from the paper but that comes simply by the strong wood note.
    My first Paul John and I have to say that is quite successful, although of course without much depth and you have to be on wood flavors. But you should keep an eye on the distillery. There are certainly some great things from India coming towards us.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      78 78

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