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Paul John Brilliance Single Malt Indian Whisky (700ml)

INDIA
$89. 99 Bottle
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%
"Yet another astonishing malt from India."
94.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021

Paul John ‘Brilliance’ is the first in the range. An un-peated malt matured in ex-bourbon casks. The second is ‘Edited’ with about 20% of the malt being peated Scottish, and again, matured in ex-bourbon American oak casks. Both are non chill-filtered.

Tasting note: Polished copper. Offers up fruity malt, hints of ginger bread, light cinnamon and vanilla. Similar in many ways to "Edited" but with the oak adding firmness and drying the mid-palate. Fresh and lightly spiced delivery; some nice fruit'n'nut chocolate characteristics feature amid the juicy malt. Excellent balance. 46% Alc./Vol

Other reviews... Paul John is taking its entry into the world of single malt very seriously, and very slowly but surely. After two single cask offerings to find its range, Brilliance and Edited are its first general releases. Brilliance is unpeated and is a delight: rich, full, young but not immature, and with lime and citrus Starburst chews, sweet candy, and some icing sugar, it trips across the palate. Conclusive proof that Amrut isn’t the only Indian game in town. 88 points - whiskyadvocate.com (Fall 2013) Reviewed by: Dominic Roskrow

DOUBLE GOLD - 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition