Paul John is the second Indian distillery to bring Scotch-style single malts to the west and as the name of this whisky suggests, they have done so with "brilliance." Goa, where the whisky is distilled and matured is a former Portuguese enclave on India’s west coast. The distillery is located about 350 miles from the better-known Amrut distillery in Bangalore. Whisky matures rapidly in the subtropical heat, yet Paul John’s whiskies show youth and grassy freshness. Paul John Brilliance is non-chill-filtered and unpeated.
"A whiff of meaty barbecue aromas on the nose give way to damp earth with plenty of malty sweetness and a hint of dried fruit. Oak spice and barbecued sausage linger on the finish."96 Points, 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge