Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 03
Added on
17 Jul 2017 8:30 am by karloff

Average value

€ 45.82

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Whisky Reviews for Paul John Brilliance

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.86 points

  1. stefan_PB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant dram with top PLV
    • Nose
      88 88
      Wine notes, dark sugar syrup, vegetable stock, corn and overripe fruits, hint of plums,
      Very heavy but pleasant notes in the nose
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bitterness in the beginning, which then turns into notes of stone fruit, a nice sweetness of cooked fruits, at first rather slightly later stronger
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, with a lot of oak, strong but not so complex

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very fresh and fruity, full of aroma's and tastes. Also a lot of sweet candy. If I would have this one in a blind tasting, I might have thought it could have been a bourbon.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, fresh, floral and spicy. Tropical fruits, peach, and some kind of candy, 'foamblocks'. Full 'nose'.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty peppery and strong. fruity and spicy, some citrus, honey, vanilla, tropical fruits. Some candy again.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still some pepper, sweet and some fruit, honey, peach, some vanilla and still this sweet candy. It makes me think of a bourbon even.

  3. Madraxx scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Orange heather herb spicy slightly spicy peppery on the tongue yet sweet vanillin and creamy light oak, citrus fruits I can not discover the smoke
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for this exotic sample.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Mellow, well behavioured dram.
    • Nose
      This started of close to a calvados nose, but with the sensory tool a bit deeper in the glass it comes across like a gentle lowland, reminding me of the bottle of GM Rosebank I got.

      Sweet fruity floral notes.

      Apple, peach, passion, orange.

      Soft and subtle.
    • Taste
      Loads of fruit, but also quite a bit of spice.

      The spice make it bolder and more powerful than implied by the nose, but it's counter ballanced by zesty citrus, keeping the fresh impression.

      There's also some nutty stuff mingling from midway.
    • Finish
      Those nuts that start off about midway evolve into the finish and take over, getting roasted, dry and quite bitter.

  6. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    I tried this whisky at a festival a couple of years back and made a mental note to pick one up if I saw it. The price is great too. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Another great whisky from India, very fruity and it goes down far to easily. I think the percentage stops you from getting carried away. 
    • Nose
      Smells almost like a Rye on first nosing. There is passion fruit, ginger cake, orange chocolate, custard cream biscuit, space dust I used to get when I was a kid, that stuff that crackled in your mouth and lilac flower.  
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits in a cocktail, very drinkable and very pleasant. I detect a little bit of smokiness in the background. Bubble gum and again that orange citrus. The 46% is spot on. 
    • Finish
      A medium and quite astringent finish with rhubarb and custard. 


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