Review #884 (2022)
Paul John doesn’t tell much about this whisky, except that it is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. Heavy Sherry influence in the smell. Rum-soaked raisins, apricots and oak.
Very heavy and oily in the taste. Dark rich dried fruits, loads of spices and hints of Sulphur in the background. Everything calms a bit down in the finish, and some oak comes forward. Still heavy on the dried fruits though.
A very intense and complex Sherry bomb from Paul John. And it’s only a finish… That makes you wonder, what would happen if a full maturation in Sherry casks took place! You can easily play around with some water in this. I will give this 87/100 (22/22/21/22).