Paul John Bold

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12956
Paul John
India
Single Malt Whisky
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Chill filtration - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 46 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Honey:
Herb:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Peach:
Tropical Fruit:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Pepper:
Leather:
Caramel:
Ham:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coconut:
Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Pineapple:
Herbs:
Berries:
Maritime Notes:
Lime:
Iodine:
Medicinal Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Grape:
Oak:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Honey:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Nuts:
Tropical Fruit:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Herbs:
Nutmeg:
Medicinal Smoke:
Tobacco:
Leather:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Pineapple:
Mint:
Sherry:
Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Banana:
Lime:
Caramel:
Oil:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Herb:
Oak:
Tropical Fruit:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Coffee:
Sherry:
Honey:
Maritime Notes:
Chili:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Coconut:
Leather:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Herbs:
Pineapple:
Dried Fruit:
Iodine:
Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Seaweed:
Bonfire Smoke:
Lime:
Nutmeg:
Ginger:
Oil:
Hazelnut:
Ham:

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Genießer57
28. Oct 2017

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horst_s_2
22. Mar 2016
Nosing:
Rauch Vanille Süße peat
Taste:
Honig Süße Gewürze Eiche Alkohol Rauch liquorice
Finish:
Medium
Comment:
Nosing:
Spicy and smoky with the sweetness of honey and red licorice.
Taste:
Silky and spicy oak, smoke and honey. Slight hints of chimney soot, syrup and copper.
Finish:
Light and smoky with copper and spices.
Comment:
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12. Feb 2019
ChristianG
18. Mar 2023
26. Apr 2021
Gripf
23. Oct 2020
Davisscholar
08. Mar 2016
What a nice surprise of a "world" Single Malt. (Same batch as in video.)

First off: Mr. Luening again tortures the English tongue by not knowing the difference between "bald" (hairless, as he thinks this Whisky is named) and its real name - "bold" - meaning full, intense, strong, brash, brazen...

This bottle will need continued perusal to fully comprehend, but initial impressions are great - resembles Bourbon-matured Highland Park with Bowmore thrown in for peaty measure.

Peat smoke is balanced on the nose, with campfire, hickory-smoked bacon and earthier, mineral tones before the ashy, American oak vanilla (like Nikka) comes in. Supporting fruit is quite rich - dried pineapple, figs, passionfruit, honey, quite tropical.

Palate starts big with oiliness, slight sweetness, balanced and vibrant alcohol, then the smoke kicks in and makes for a burnt pineapple in the campfire. Balance distinctly Bowmore (15?) again.

Good stuff, great value, perfect strength - water upsets it.