All about Paul John

For the production of Paul John single malt Whiskies, a pair of copper stills are used and the resulting Spirit collected from the stills are 63.5% ABV on average. The Whisky is then matured in different casks.

There are 7 expressions released from the distillery as of now. The general profile of the Whiskies are different, vibrant and unexpected.

Some Whiskies have tropical touches with spices and sugar, while in others the peat is very dominant. The difference in malt is also highly noticable.

The award-winning, Paul John Indian Single Malt has won over 200 prestigious international awards in its existence.

The brand portfolio includes 3 flagship expressions – Brilliance, Edited and Bold, 2 Select Cask expressions – Classic and Peated, and the limited editions such as Oloroso and Kanya.

The tropical climate of the region also provides the ideal environment to mature the whisky.

Fusing art and science, Paul John Indian Single Malts are meticulously crafted from ingredients native to India – 6-row barley, water, and yeast. Paul John Indian Single Malts are all non chilled-filtered, made without any additives.

All about Paul John distillery

John Distilleries was founded by Paul P. John in 1996 in India. In two decades, they have become one of the largest independent Spirits companies in the world. 

They grew to become a leading Alcobev company in a decade, not just in India but across the globe under the guidance of the Chairman, Paul P. John. 

John Distilleries has 12 manufacturing units across eight states with their primary unit in Goa on the west coast of central India. 

Their first single malt Whisky operation was realized in 2008, with the Paul John brand. John Distilleries produces 3000 liters per day in their facility for Paul John alone. American casks are generally used, with 8% evaporation. 

They became famous with their Original Choice, one of the top-selling brands in India. It is one of the top 10 selling Whiskies worldwide, with sales exceeding 11 million cases a year. Their seven varieties have been internationally critically acclaimed for quality since their first releases. 

Their unique Paul John Peated Select Cask is made from local malted barley, and the peat is imported from Scotland. 

Other unique brands in the John Distilleries portfolio include Black Pelican Whisky, Mont Castle Brandy, Roulette Brandy, and Big Banyon Ampersand and Goana’s Wines.

Distillery info

  • Country: India
  • Established: 1996
  • Address: John Distilleries Private Limited, #110 near, Pantarapalya, Nayanda Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560039, India
  • Phone: 074477 88979
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