India

Paul John Oloroso

Paul John Oloroso Select Cask

What they say

A special edition of Indian single malt from the sunny Goan coasts, the Oloroso is a sensational explosion of incredible flavours. With dark mahogany hues, this exquisite expression presents an aromatic tapestry of sherry influenced fragrances of peach and apricot with a light note of molassess and blood orange. Sublimely finished in Oloroso casks, its soft flavours are filed with a nutty chocolate and Melton Hunt cake. The long finish is intense and sweet with delicious heavy spices imbibed from the Oloroso casks and melded with a dash of coffee mocha and sumptuous dark chocolate.

Official tasting notes

  • Nose : Peach, apricot and light notes of molassess and blood orange.
  • Taste : Soft and sweet, with nutty chocolate and Melton Hunt cake.
  • Finish : Long, intense and sweet with delicious heavy spices imbibed from the Oloroso casks, a dash of coffee mocha and sumptuous dark chocolate.
  • Balance : An intense and a complex single malt with a sensational explosion of incredible flavours.
  • Colour : Dark Mahogany.

What I say

Paul John Oloroso edition, part of their Select Cask series sees a finishing period in ex-Oloroso casks.

  • ABV 48%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Paul John (Official)
  • Bottling Brilliance
  • Cask Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
  • Category Single malt whisky
  • Cost £69.95
  • Origin Paul John Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region India
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage undisclosed

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Bronze, blood red (14/20), slow, fine tears and thin legs.
  • Nose Dried fruits, rich raisin, prune, a touch rubbery and also tannic oak wood, figs, earthy chocolate, coffee and cloves
  • Taste Medium-light bodied, cocoa-dusted raisin and cherries, quite quiet on the palate initially, caramel, some chocolate-coated toffee poppets, cinnamon spice, woody oak, malt loaf and fruit cake later.
  • Finish Medium-long, dried fruits and soft baking spices.
  • Overall Good work from the Oloroso casks here with classic dried fruit and chocolate to the fore.

Score 84/100

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