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Paul John Single Cask #987 Oak Barrel Exclusive

Paul John Single Cask #987 Oak Barrel Exclusive



An amazingly tasty cask strength, single cask whisky bottled exclusively for The Oak Barrel.

It is the first ever single cask bottled for Australia from the Paul John Distillery in Goa, India. The cask shone through of cask evaluation process as a clean, elegent, soft, sweet and very tasty whisky from a new world distillery.

Bottled for Sydney Whisky Fair 2016, this was distilled and filled into Cask #987 in February 2010. The 200 litre American oak ex-bourbon cask was matured in their underground cellar (Cask Cellar – 1). Bottled June 2016, the cask yielded 180 bottles only.

You can read the full story of how the cask came to be here.

First impression tasting notes from The Oak Barrel’s Scott Fitzsimons:

Creamy vanilla, fruity, fresh Macadamia nuts, brown sugar, almonds. After a while that fruit becomes banana, peach.

The palate is sweet with texture to spare, exotic spices on the back palate. Good finish, but there’s not a lot of time to think about it as you’re going back for more pretty quickly.

Addition of water gives hints of caramel and nuts and brings the rich sugars to the fore on the palate.

Really soft and surprisingly very little oak influence. Finish is medium length and quite elegant.

Updated thoughts from the first bottle cracked off the boat:

The rich barley and nuttiness is still there. I've wanted to use Macadamia nuts in a tasting note for ages and I can honestly say that they're all over the nose here. Great legs in the glass. Spices on the palate, but the alcohol isn't over the top given the strength. NIce and oily on the finish. The fruit comes out on the nose with time. Yep, standing by a lot of those first impressions and it's as I remember it - phew!


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Paul John


Single Cask




700 mls



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