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Paul John Brilliance 46% ABV - Nothing short of brilliance

Paul John: Brilliance. 46% ABV.

Priced around £35 for a 1L bottle, this whisky ticks many boxes for an entry level whisky. Full of flavours & nice and easy to drink.


Colour: Copperish gold. No added colouring in this whisky.

Nose: Honey. Some oak spice. Sweetness. Mild fruitiness that’s reminiscent of tropical fruits.

Palate: Light. Silky. A tinch of oak spice. Honey. Some musk melon. Chocolate but only just. Not as mouth coating as I expected.

Finish: Short. Dry oak spice, sweetness and a bit of vanilla custard.

I have always felt ‘Classic select cask’ from Paul John is their best thats usually sold around £55/60. But, below that price, Brilliance sits quite comfortably. Very good whisky at this range. Easy & lovely to taste.

This is unpeated and casks are all ex bourbon barrels.

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