The making of The Great Indian Single Malt is a story unto itself.

The beautiful landscape of Goa inspired us to create our many variants. With the help of our Master Distiller,
Michael D’Souza, we skilfully drew out the stories of Goa in our Single Malts. To bring them alive, we set up a distillery with the best of time-tested processes and new-age technologies. We called in experts from the UK to install a set of traditionally designed copper pot stills, with a production capacity of 3000 litres a day.

The natural, warm temperatures of Goa work in our favour, allowing our whiskies to mature faster. The angel’s share of our Single Malts is around 8% per annum. For maturing our malts, we use carefully selected American white oak casks, and store them in an underground temperature-controlled cellar.

What comes of this process is sheer magic.

Meet Michael D’Souza. The man behind The Great Indian Single Malt.

His passion for whiskies drew him into the world of distilling in 1993. With time, his love for the drink and knowledge only increased. In 2009, he became the Master Distiller at John Distilleries. He brings to the fore all his skill and helps us craft our Single Malts. Each one perfect to the last dram.

Michael lends his expertise to every stage. Right from the critical stage of mashing to fermentation, distillation and maturation of the whisky. He also keeps a keen eye on the blending and preparation of whisky for bottling, making sure the highest standards and expectations are met.

Asian Distillery of the year 2016

The Great Indian Single Malt has been awarded the Asian Distiller of the year for two consecutive years. We also went on to win three gold and two silvers for our whiskies. Classic and Peated continued to reign supreme as all-time favourites, while Bold took everyone by surprise.

Here’s a quick look at the awards tally :

Asian Distiller of the Year:
John Distilleries

Gold:
Paul John Bold
Paul John Peated Cask Strength
Paul John Classic Cask Strength

Silver:
Paul John Edited
Paul John Brilliance

Whisky Magazine - Icons of Whisky India

Michael was recognized as the ‘Master Distiller/Master Blender of the year 2017’ at the Icons of Whisky India Awards. These awards have been initiated by The Whisky Magazine to recognize and “celebrate the people and places behind the great whiskies of the world”. An independent editorial panel draws up a shortlist from all the entries, and the winners are picked. This year, the India awards were held in Mumbai on 15thAugust 2016. And it was a true honour to be selected for this award.

Paul John Whisky

Paul John Whisky

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