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That Boutique-y Whisky Company Paul John 6 year old (batch 2), 54.7%

Price: $125 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Great to see an age statement on this second Boutique-y Paul John release. It's aromatic, with hoisin sauce, sweet plums, clove, black pepper, and a cloud of heady peat smoke. Sweet, dark toffees, vanilla, apple danish, poached pear, and baked orange swim above an undercurrent of peppery spice. Water provokes more smoke on the nose, more apples on the palate. The dry finish leaves singed vanilla and the satisfaction that you're puffing out perfect smoke rings through pursed lips. (173 bottles)£100