An Introduction to The Great Indian Single Malt

Inspired by the lush blend of flavours, aromas and memories, the Paul John Single Malt Blog came into being to celebrate the spirits.

With gourmet meals, cigar pairings and luxe lifestyle notes added to the calendars, this blog is nothing short of a whiskey haven – one where we can leave our cares behind to discuss ideas, explore music and indulge in the dram. So won’t you join the revelry?


“The pristine white sand beaches always reminds you about one place in India, that’s GOA…… Ummm… . Such a fascinating locale also forms the backdrop of the origin of “ Paul John, The Great Indian Single Malt whisky”.

Paul John Indian Single Malt whisky (PJSM) is the premium offering from John Distilleries Pvt Ltd , India(JDPL), set up in 1992 by Mr Paul P John. Since then, JDPL has scaled new heights, selling over 10 million cases of its flagship brand Original Choice whisky in the extremely competitive Indian alco beverages market. Its foray into the Prestige & premium segments of Brandy with offerings like Mont Castle Brandy & Roulette Brandy , and into Premium Wines with Big Banyan range has been hugely appreciated by the highly evolved Indian consumers.

Mr Paul John’s vision of providing the world with an exquisite & Internationally acclaimed Single Malt led him to establish the Paul John Single Malt distillery in Goa in 2004. Nestled in the quaint industrial town of Cuncolim , our distillery is surrounded by the picturesque Western Ghat range .

Mr Michael D’Souza, our Master Distiller, is passionate about Single Malts and brings all his skills, knowledge & imagination to produce the Golden gems – Brilliance, Edited, Classic and Peated Single Malts , which fascinate the connoisseurs across the World with their amazing aromas & excellent taste profiles.

We invite you all to explore & experience this fascinating world of “ The Great Indian Single Malt”, and let the memories of the Wild, intoxicating sea breeze linger on and engulf all your senses.

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