GSN Presents: The 2017 Advent Gift Guide – Day 22

With only three days to go until Christmas Eve, there’s not enough time to order gifts.  So, until then, we’re going to suggest some items that we’ve rated highly this year that you can find in your local liquor store (hopefully).  For Day 22, we’re focusing on the 20 spirited products that received a GSN Rating of A- (90) during 2017.

  1. Allaire Vodka
  2. Auchentoshan – The Bartender’s Malt
  3. Bache Gabrielsen Tre Kors Cognac
  4. Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye
  5. CALI California Sipping Whiskey
  6. Cannon Beach Distillery Dorymen’s Rum
  7. Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
  8. D. George Benham’s Gin Sonoma Dry Gin
  9. Don Ciccio & Figli Amaro Tonico Ferro-Kina
  10. Don Ciccio & Figli Finocchietto Fennel Liqueur
  11. Don Q 2007 Signature Release Single Barrel
  12. Highland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  13. Koskenkorva Vodka
  14. Montelobos Mezcal
  15. Oamaruvian 16 Year Old Cask Strength DoubleCask
  16. Paul John Bold Whisky
  17. Savannah Spirits Amber Rum
  18. TINCUP 10 American Whiskey
  19. Van Gogh Vodka
  20. Virginia Distillery Co. Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt

GSN Review: Paul John Bold Whisky

John Distilleries Ltd. (JDL), one of the world’s leading specialists in the creation and production of Indian distilled beverages, recently announced the launch of its ‘Bold’ expression.

A peated single-malt whisky, Bold joins the Paul John U.S. portfolio that also includes Brilliance, Edited, Select Cask Classic and Select Cask Peated.

“Paul John Whiskies have had a sparkling run in the United States thus far, and we’re excited to introduce our American audience to yet another award-winning whisky,” said Paul P. John, chairman of Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky. “It is indeed an honor to be recognized on such a global level and I hope to continue creating great whiskies that win the world over.”

Paul John Single Malt Whisky is an award-winning spirit distilled in the tropics of Goa, India. Crafted from six-row barley grains that are grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, this single malt is aged for a minimum of five years.

Paul John Bold Whisky (92 proof)
Visual: Light yellow.
Nose: Bold lives up to its name, quite smokey and traditional in approach. No surprises here.
Taste: Medium sweet with nice rounded caramel and vanilla notes. There’s also a stone fruit character that adds to the picture. The smoke here is more subtle than on the nose.
Finish: Medium long with lingering creosote and warming woodiness.
Overall: A really nice whisky that easily keeps pace with European world-class versions. Of the few Indian whiskies I’ve had, Paul John is simply the best.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Paul John Whisky