Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Summer 2017
Stated Age
05 years old
Number of bottles
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Jun 2017 7:45 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105.25

3 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Paul John 05-year-old CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.90 points

  1. Julia E S scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    without Paul 5 YO Cadenhead Nose without water Subtle smoke, a nut mix, salted hazelnuts, almonds, pecan nuts, peanuts, peanut butter. In addition, there is also vanilla, vanilla cream? In any case, the nose makes a very creamy impression with a mineral, salty touch as I know them from Benromach. In addition spices come that I first difficult to classify. Sandalwood. It becomes a bit more fruity with water. Brown banana peel, but with time goes more and more towards unripe banana. The nuttiness is not that strong anymore.
    Taste without water The nutty character also shows in the taste. A bit spicy. With water, nutty with unripe banana and some pineapple with a decent spicy oak. Coffee notes and sandalwood.
    In the finish without water, I also find these sandalwood flavors. Then waxy and finally there is some nougat. Also waxy and woody with water before the salty, minerally, slightly smoky side of the whisky recaptures the finish and gets stuck on the palate. Some chalk. Would even speak of a slightly maritime character. Medium to Long finish.
    Nice whisky! But needs a lot of attention!

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad one. I found some weird milky, malty notes I was unfamiliar with which were quite pleasant. While, due to the hotter climate, this felt more than a 5 year old Scotch whisky it did still have a few too many rough edges to it which might have come out with a little more cask time.
    • Nose
       Slight acetone. Show polish. Orange peel. Peaches. Oak chips. Naphthalene. Vanilla essence. A slightly floral note develops but is hard to distinguish.
    • Taste
      Citrus and wood oils. Lavender. Cinnamon pancakes. Milk caramel candies. Juicy stone fruits. Malted milk.
    • Finish
      Malted milk. Milk chocolate. Stone fruits. Vanilla. Wood oils. Cinnamon.

  3. theograph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A brilliant single malt from India! The flavors and tastes are extremely unusual and extraordinary; Again and again new associations and nuances appear, an absolute recommendation!
    • Nose
      Oriental spices, curry, Bosna (!), Red caramelized onions, red ripe fruits, caramelized figs, lavender!
    • Taste
      Candied red fruits, rum fruits, figs and dates, sage honey (cough syrup), cinnamon, pleasant spice from the oak, lovely tart alike;
    • Finish
      Extremely dry, spicy, crunchy, rum fruits and cinnamon! Medium long but strong!


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