With the completion of our recent public relations event with Sydney Cocktail Club to Meet & Greet Mr Paul John of Paul John Whisky, we have seen a splash of articles by
the local whisky documenting scene covering the event. Here is another by long time writer and whisky commentator Andrew Derbidge of Whisky & Wisdom. Read on for an extract of the article and be sure to follow the link to read the whole experience.
Paul John: The Man and the Whisky
Whisky And Wisdom
If there’s one message the whisky industry is sending to Consumerville right now – both implicitly and explicitly – it’s that for malt whisky drinkers looking to try new drams, your options extend well beyond the shores of Scotland. Malt whisky is being made all over the world, both from serious contenders set up for large scale production, and from the plethora of craft distilleries forging small but new ground.
The trouble for many of these newer distilleries is that finances and cash flow almost demand that they put their product out to market early. Yes, we all know that these early releases are works in progress and that these “Hey, I’m here” bottlings at two, three, and four years old are all immature and not a true reflection of what the whisky might one day become. But one wonders if such producers might do their brand a favour if they were to simply sit back and patiently wait until the spirit was truly ready? Nonetheless, regardless of the marketeers or the accountants, every distillery has to get through its awkward years of puberty until it can put world class whisky on the shelves.
Meanwhile, one country that continues to press on and build on an already firmly established foundation is India. Paul John is certainly one distillery that has its teething years behind it and is now bottling impressive whisky. Very impressive whisky. Whisky & Wisdom has previously told parts of the Paul John story, and you can read much of the background information, plus read tasting notes on the core range here...
Extracted from: www.whiskyandwisdom.com
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