Advent: Day 17 – Paul John 6 Year Old Batch 2

Advent Review Whisky

4.5 stars

This is the second Paul John dram in the calendar so far. This second batch has an added age statement and it’s worth pointing out that although 6 years sounds young for a premium whisky, spirits aged in warmer climates tend to age impressively quickly.

Paul John 6 Year Old Batch 2 is a deep golden dram, bottled at 54.7% ABV.

The nose is full of dark spiced honey, brandy soaked raisins and a smouldering wood fire. Water brings out much more peat and old oak barrels.

In the mouth, it’s sweet and spicy; vanilla caramel and plenty of alcohol warmth. Hints of sweet red strawberries appear over time, and a lingering peppery finish.

Watered, it’s still filled with red fruit syrup and a warming bonfire in the finish The spice is tamed, and the caramel takes on a much lighter character.

With or without water this is a fabulous dram – another magnificent 4.5 stars from Paul John!

Many thanks to Master Of Malt for providing their That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar this year.

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