cinnamon
green apple
vanilla
spicy
tropical
honey
black pepper
tobacco
clove
Spiral Paul John Brilliance

Paul John

Brilliance

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden.
  
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh and juicy barley with hints of wheat. Scent of sweet lemons and oranges mixed with some vanilla and sweet butter.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
All about fruits here, from mango to apple and oranges. Tingles of honey and cinnamon are also present.
 
Finish 
Long and smooth finish where vanilla intensifies and spices kick in.
 
Flavour spiral
Dark chocolate, oak, honey, cinnamon, green apple, black pepper, spicy, clove, tobacco.
 
Price:
$63.99
The Tropical Whisky.
 
Indian Whisky is not your usual Scottish single malt or a blend because it’s comprised out of molasses and not different grains. But not all Whisky made in India is molasses based… Oh no!
John Distilleries from Goa (oh, so they're not just dancing over there?) in southern India started out as a typical Indian Whisky producer back in 1992 and soon became one of the 3 biggest Whisky producers in country. But back in 2008 they decided to expand their expressions and include a Single malt that can go head to head with their Scottish counterparts.
 
The Indian barley used in the production comes from the foothills of Himalaya and is different to the European one because it yields less alcohol but gives out a higher flavour profile. The maturation itself happens in a tropical climate that is very harsh on the Angel share, over 20% evaporates each year... That is why Indian Whisky matures quite a lot faster than Scotch.
 
John Paul Brilliance is matured in bourbon barrels for 3-5 years and is unpeated. It is the first try by John Paul Distillers to pivot away from molasses style Whisky and they’ve done their job more than well! Brilliance from sun-kissed beaches of Goa.
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Goa
  • Country
    India
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    John Distilleries
  • Bottler
    John Distilleries

Paul John

Brilliance

(0.75l, 46%)


6.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Paul John Brilliance
Gwen
This would be delicious with a dessert, but I don't love it on its own.
anonymous
Love it.
Chris
Unremarkable but not unpleasant.
Deja
Rough.
Mark
Quite fiery
Brandon
Nose and pallet do not align. Thankfully. Surprisingly delicious with a wonderful finish.
anonymous
Strong. Lovely bite.
Mikko
Very dry and sharp flavored.
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