Meeting Paul John
Have had the pleasure of meeting Paul John this week as he arrived in store on Friday. Coming in five varieties, or 'expressions' as those in the whiskey world will say, I decided to go for the unpeated 'Brilliance' as my first try and eagerly got my crystal spirits glass out to try one. I dropped two rocks in and poured in a half measure. I have to say that it has been quite some time since I have drank whiskey 'neat' and found myself a little unprepared for it! However once the initial shock wore off I found the finish was really smooth, long lasting and left me wondering what all the different flavours I was picking up were, and whether the next sip would be just as good. Turns out it just got better with every sip, and the flavours I was picking up were 'mild spices and deep intense vanilla' according to the tasting notes....maybe I will read them first next time! So now I am looking froward to trying the rest of the 'expressions'......I think I will be a whiskey connoisseur in no time!