Hailing from the tropical shores of Goa comes the Paul John single malts, a golden spirit of brilliance, from John Distilleries. Today, within less than a decade John Distilleries grew to be one of the top spirit companies not just in India but across the globe. Presently, under the leadership of Mr Paul P John, the company own a healthy portfolio of brands in various categories inclusive of Whiskies, Brandy and Wines. Apparently, Paul John has won over 280 international acclaimed awards.
Paul John Indian Single Malts uses carefully picked indigenous ingredients which include – barley, water and yeast – which combine to create a radiance of various kinds. For the whiskey to mature with perfection, Goa’s tropical clime offers the perfect temperature and ambience. The Paul John Indian Single Malts are made from the thoroughly monitored process right from the mashing of the grains, fermentation, distillation, maturation, vatting and lastly bottling. Paul John Single Malt is non-chilled filtered and there are no additional ingredients. The Whiskies manufactured are having ZERO artificial colours and ZERO added flavours and are guaranteed non-chill-filtered. Each expression has a significant character of its own.
Currently, Paul John Indian Single Malt in the journey to create the best Whiskey has led to a family of 5 Crore expressions, out of which BRILLIANCE, EDITED and BOLD are the flagship expressions
Paul John also organizes its sumptuous Whiskey tasting, informative masterclass, organizes whiskey Festivals and Whiskey Lives; also conducts sessions to have a personal interaction with Mr Paul John or Master Michael D’Souza.
Paul John Indian Single Malts Have bagged more than 100 prestigious awards in the past 5 years and have been rated Liquid Gold by Jim Murray and have been crowned with the best Indian Single Malt Award along with the Best Asian Award. The Double Gold Award from San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Chairman’s Trophy by the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, IWSC Silver Outstanding Award, and many more.
Presently, whiskey lovers can now enjoy internationally acclaimed expressions from 35 different countries
In the year 2018, the Paul John Visitors Center which is situated in the beautiful state of Goa was opened for the general public, so that the people get to know more about the great Indian Malt which is being produced and see that the guests have a great experience. In India, Paul John Centre has been tagged as the first distillery to allow visitors to experience the tour of the distillery and allow the tasting of the top quality single malt whiskey.
India has the highest number of Whiskey consumers in the entire world, Chairman of John distillery, Mr Paul P John, had the vision to open up the visitors centre to the citizens of India and the rest of the world so that people gain knowledge about single malt whiskey. Access to the main production plant will be granted to the visitors guided by the in-house guided person, who will be providing the visitors with the various processes involved in making Paul John single malt and end the tour with the tasting of a variety of Paul John single malt expressions. It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the entire tour. The visitors centre is also equipped with a gift shop for the visitors to purchase various merchandise and also indulge in purchasing Paul John single malt whiskey.
The visitors centre managed to welcome 5148 visitors from the month of January till December 2021, in spite of the various COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. However, the centre had to remain closed during the second wave, that is from the month of May till July the same year and was back in operation once the number of cases started to drop marginally. The team at the visitors centre took necessary safety precautions while handling the visitors keeping in mind the safety of the customers.
Following are the key achievements from January 2021 till 2022
In spite of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the visitors centre managed to get 5148 visitors.
Students from various institutions visited the distillery as a part of an educational trip.
About 50 virtual tours of the distillery were conducted for various staff and management of the hotel industry, liquor retailers, whiskey connoisseurs, and international duty-free.