Review #??? (2015)
This is the standard expression from Paul John. It is between 4 and 5 years old and a blend of 60 to 70 barrels. The smell is very fruity and light. Almost like triple distilled Irish Whiskey. Some sweet pear, and some vanilla comes through after a while.
The taste is sweet yet powerful alcohol mixed with some spices joins the party. You also get some nectar and vanilla. In the finish you get a mix of some raisins and spices. The nice fruity and nectar sweetness stays for a while.
It is not that complex but has a really good balance. I don´t think that water works that good with this whisky. It mostly brings forward the alcohol. I will give this 86/100 (21/21/22/22).