We’re on Christmas day! For me, whisky on Christmas is always a memory from 2019 when I first tried the Paul John 2018 Christmas edition. I always look forward to what this year may bring. The 2018 bottling, in my opinion, was one of the best Christmas Editions so far. I say so far because the 2022 release is something extraordinary and brings a lot of fond memories.
This year’s edition is complex. A blend of three different barrels – Ex-Bourbon barrels, ex-Paul John XO barrels and Oloroso Peated barrels!
On the nose, I get hints of baking spice, peaches and honey.
Palate brings forward the creamy texture along with milk chocolate, oak and nuts with a slight hint of peat.
The finish is long with wine-forward tannic.
This is an amazing bottle, and thank you @whiskymonster for sharing this with me.