Paul John Whisky Tweet Tasting

I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in a Paul John whisky tweet tasting run by Steve Rush from The Whisky Wire and on the night we had 4 whiskies to try the Brilliance and Edited at 46%, a classic select cask at 55.2% and a Peated select cask at 55.5%.

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Brilliance 46%, Nose, caramel, vanilla, creamy toffee, slightly floral, with a citrus edge.    Palate, great mouthfeel, wood, spices, some lemon juice drizzled sliced apples to stop them turning brown. This has a lovely sweet slightly hot finish.

Edited 46% Nose, wafts of peat, caramel, spicy, slightly medicinal, old wooden rooms and a touch of cream.                                                                                                          Palate, sweet peat, with juicy fruits and a dirty earthy note that brings it all together nicely leading into a black cardamon dominated finish.

 

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Classic Select Cask 55.2% Nose, spicy, hot, sweet vanilla, burnt icing sugar, lots in there but the high abv makes it one to approach cautiosly.                                       Palate, dried figs, oak, black pepper, leather leading into a dry spicy finish.

Peated select cask 55.5% Nose, damp wood ash, iodine, peppery and spiced but with a sweetness of vanilla coated pumpkin seeds.                                                             Palate, fruity, peaty, tagine spices, liqourice leading into a dry finish again with liqourice dominating.

Thanks to Steve Rush, Paul John whisky and The Great Whisky Co. for a great tasting.

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Lady of the Glen Bunnahabhain 26yo.

logoLady of the Glen founded by Gregor Hannah at the end of 2012, are an independent bottler who’s ethos is to bottle single casks at cask strength and non-chill filtered.                                                                  The Bunnahabhain I’m tasting here is Lady of the Glens first Islay whisky release and is a 26yo distilled on the 16th November 1987, bottled at cask strength 50.01% and is from a refill Bourbon Cask.

Nose, tropical fruit salad, banana, vanilla, hints of lemon and a spiciness tempering the initial sweetness. It develops with summer meadow notes, floral, grassy and hay, also hiding in the background are just a few hints of briny coastal notes.

Palate, fruity, juicy, lemons, black pepper, a nice oak note, a little astringent (makes you want another little sip)

Finish is spicy and dry but with a nice length.

With just a few drops of water added.

Nose develops cream, toffee and some spices cinnamon/nutmeg.

Palate becomes more fruity with an amazing sweet shop sweetness and I found the drying astringent note lessened, for me the water unified the palate.

Finish becomes more fruity and less dry still with a good dose of spice.

This whisky is available to buy here with 205 bottles and available in 70 and 20cl botlles.

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