Paul John Brilliance

70cl / 46%
  • Indian Single Malt Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Paul John Brilliance
Web Exclusive Price £38.45 £32.04 ex VAT (£54.93 per litre)
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An unpeated whisky from Paul John Distillers, released in early 2013 to much acclaim. It's made using barley from the foothills of the Himalayas and is distilled and matured in Goa, producing a fruity spirit with a creamy texture.
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Paul John Brilliance Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Note

    Nose: A complex amalgam of nougat, spotted dog pudding (sans sultanas!) and orange blossom honey with the vanilla spinning tangled webs just beneath.  Honey is captured as the bourbon element expands...; a delicate gristiness ushers in a freshness to the custard tart.

    Taste: The mouth feel exudes star quality with the barley generating all kinds of juicy riches with the light Demerara sugars forming an elegant accompaniment.  A coppery spine is soon carrying the barley in varied forms while a gorgeous cocoa sub strata heralds in the spices which buzz the taste buds at will.

    Finish: Beautifully relaxed: a light tingle from the spices pulses contentedly, the vanillas gather in deeper intensity yet the barley and copper stretches to the end.

    Balance: Yet another astonishing malt from India. 46%.

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    29 January

    One of the best single malts right at the top. Rich aroma with a smooth finish. The flavour lingers in your mouth for a while after the sip. As good as any other single malts. The only difficulty is it's only sold in Goa in India. Otherwise 100% exported.

  • 5
    5 October 2016

    Friend brought me a bottle back from Goa. Really surprised me, great flavour and finish. Love the smell!

  • 4
    17 September 2016

    A revelation. Lovely viscosity and mouth feel. Sweetish on the nose and rich in the mouth. A generous finish too. Great value too so watch out Scotland !

  • 5
    28 August 2016

    Excellent single malt with nice balance of vanilla and honey

  • 4
    13 August 2016

    A whisky that just has that Umami factor. Has gone down faster than any whisky I've ever had but that's probably because the missus loves it too. Don't let the fact it's from India put you off. Absolutely Sublime

  • 5
    27 February 2016

    What a finish, smooth & sensational. Truly surprised initially that this was Indian whiskey, but it's right up there with the best.

  • jordan 6 October 2013

    tried this little gem at the whiskey exchange show . smooth, buttery and a great finish . my personal favourite of the range