The moment I put the glass to my nose I was immediately reminded me of scotch, and the first sip reminded me of Japanese whisky. After my second sip, I realized that Edited Single Malt has its own style and that style is impressive and of India. Read more…
There is a new distillery that is conquering the hearts of whisky aficionados all of the world: Paul John Whisky. Let’s check out a single cask that was bottled exclusively for Belgium. Read more…
Since its launch in the United Kingdom in 2012, Paul John single malts have taken the world by storm, whipping up a flurry of awards from all quarters. All our 6 expressions have been rated Liquid Gold by Jim Murray, Read more..
This is a man on a mission, I believe he has the drive and determination to make Paul John Single Malt a class leading whisky to rival any malt in the world. Read more..
I was based out of the top of Florida, and I got initiated into drinking single malts over there, and that’s when I thought, ‘Why not?’ Read more..
“Hands down, amazing whisky… You can spend hours and hours with all the layers of goodness both on the nose and on the palate. It was almost impossible to keep up with the aromas and flavors popping up one after another while I was trying to scribble down the notes”. Read more of this review..
There’s a literal world of whisky out there, but while we know that’s cause for celebration it can also be a daunting prospect – particularly if you’re new to the category. What’s what? Where to start? What to try? Read more..
Mr. Paul John, the name behind the incredible Paul john Indian whiskey has very kindly agreed to take part in the latest feature and follows on from his master distiller Michael D Souza. Read more..
The first time we tasted Paul John Indian Single Malt, there was a buzz of excitement in the room. It was at the Sydney Whisky Live event, and whisky friends tasting their way around the exhibitors were quick to point out to one another, “Have you tried Paul John whisky from Goa?”Read more..
If there’s one message the whisky industry is sending to Consumerville right now – both implicitly and explicitly – it’s that for malt whisky drinkers looking to try new drams. Read more..
The romance of chocolate and whisky may be a closely guarded secret, but it is the most subliminal indulgence. Read more..
It’s amazing how three simple ingredients can create the most delightful drink in the world. Whisky is created from just barley, water and yeast. Read more..
Next up in our Ladies Choice evening was India’s Paul John Single Cask #1844, bottled at full cask strength of 60.5%. Read more..
It has been a great year already. Besides our highly successful launch in Canada, we won prestigious titles at two very popular whisky awards. Read more..
A new breed of distillers, from Australia to the US, are creating top-notch single malts aimed at those who are ready to move beyond Scotland. Read more..
Cheese has a new pairing partner – whisky. Have you ever tried it? To get you started on this incredible experience, Paul John whisky partnered with Chef Anupam Banerjee, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, and Food Lovers Magazine. Read more..
2016 has been an amzing year here at the ocdwhisky, so many fantastic malts have been sampled and so many ” wows” and “oooos” have been mustered that picking just one whisky to be my number one pick has virtually being impossible ! Read more..
India is a fascinating country. A dozen fulfilled lifetimes would probably not be enough time to explore all the cultures, cuisines, customs and traditions within India. Now, there is one more thing to explore: Indian single malt whisky. Read more..
Paul John Brilliance (46.0%): And the fourth and last sample from Paul John Distillery… It is called Brilliance, distilled from Indian six row barley and matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Read more..
Paul John Classic Select Cask (55.2%) – Paul John finally entered the US market last September with four different expressions: Classic Select Cask, Peated Select Cask, Read more..
Generally, when you visit any distillery you take some idyllic settings for granted – a beautifully manicured garden, a gentle stream flowing down the backyard mountains,Read more..
Paul John Peated Select Cask (55.5%): The third sample from Paul John’s line-up is the Peated Select Cask. For this expression they used only their peated malt.Read more..
Die Paul John Whiskys Tasting Tour machte Halt in Oberhausen – wir waren dabei
By Whisky Experts, Germany.Read more..
Tasting Notes:Paul John Indian Single Malt Bold ,Style: Fresh and Peaty..Read more..
As time goes by and I get to try many new expressions from more and more distilleries and countries I keep coming back to Paul John expressions, the whisky is so very impressive, and with every new release of the single casks I just get more and more impressed. Read more..
September gave us many reasons to cheer. Besides events where new and returning guests continued to lavish us with their praise and appreciation, our single malts bagged some of the most prestigious awards, and got featured by Playboy and The Telegraph UK. Read more..
We are always excited when one of our Single Malts bags an award. And the Whisky Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Awa
I’ve become accustomed to lovely whisky from Paul John, so it was no surprise to me that this was a strong offering..Read more..
What is the difference between whiskey and whisky? Are all single malts Scotch? What’s Bourbon and what’s Tennessee whisky? What’s Rye whisky? Read more
The first time I tasted Paul John whisky was in Bengaluru, in November 2013. My first impressions were good and I was knocked out with the shape of the bottle which was tall, regal and very attractive. Read more
Forget Feni and King’s beer, now is the time to drink award-winning Goan single malt whisky. Within a year of Paul John’s launch in over 12 countries, not only have they scooped up 10 awards but also got a better rating than Laphroaig and Glenmorangie by Jim Murray! Read more
As the remaining few drops in each of my Paul John bottles beckon to be polished off, I realise it’s finally time to write down my thoughts on these fascinating whiskies! Read more
We get this often – “An Indian Single Malt? Is it for real?” but we simply smile and offer a dram of our award winning expressions for tasting. The surprise and delight of the aficionado is apparent and that is our reward. Read more
The country has been producing for a while, with 88 whisky distilleries dotted all over, who mostly cater for the big domestic demand, according to Men’s Journal. Read more
In an Australian first The Oak Barrel can confirm that the second exclusive bottling for this year’s Sydney Whisky Fair is a sensationally tasty single cask from India’s Paul John Distillery.Read more
As my experiences with whisky grows and the borders get ever wider I find myself trying some totally fantastic whisky/whiskies from different continents, some are mind blowing and some have unfortunately been rather lacking in flavour…Read more
It was a rainy monsoon day in Goa when I arrived at the airport. Dominic picked me up and drove me to the Paul John Distillery. Little did I know that I would be directly led to the Master Distiller’s cabin! I was immediately brought to meet Michael D’Souza, Master Distiller, Paul John Distillery. Read more
After trying the core range from Paul John, I wanted to try some of their other expressions. These mainly being the single cask limited releases coming in both unpeated and peated versions. So after a little while of browsing online and phoning local specialist retailers, I’d narrowed down my choice to a couple of bottles. Read more..
Last night ( 24-5-16. ) I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with Shilton Almeida, to talk about and taste Paul John whisky. Paul John whisky is a fast growing name in the whisky world, they are producing some great whisky and are fast becoming a distillery that people are talking about. The man behind this Indian whisky is Mr Paul P John, the chairman of JDL ( John Distilleries Ltd ) the company was established in 1992. Read more.
The Bold is crafted with peat sourced from both the Scottish Highland and Islay, cheers to Mr. Sam Kumar and the Paul John team in Australia for this sample, it’s much appreciated on this cold winter night. Read more.
After a simmering hot summer in India, respite is here at last. The Monsoons have officially arrived, and we are loving every bit of it. Read more.
2015. We gave the people of Poland a taste of The Great Indian Single Malt at Whisky Live. And they couldn’t wait for the official launch of our Single Malt whiskies in their country. Read More.
Coopering is an age-old practice of making whisky casks. It requires so much skill that many consider it an art. While casks are not made by hand any more, it still takes years of training, skill and expertise for a cooper to create casks befitting international standards. Read More.
It’s been a crazy few weeks for us. A good kind of crazy. We were busy launching Paul John Indian Single Malts in three new places. Each expression was handpicked to give Indian and international whisky lovers better access to our Single Malt Expressions. Read More.
With tasting events, whisky shows, colourful Indian festivals, Easter, etc., March was a busy month. For those who missed out on the action here’s a quick recap of the month that was. Read More.
Right about now, one can hear the cheerful cry, “Holi hai!” (it’s holi), resonate across every nook and cranny in India. From the smallest villages to the largest cities, the festival of colours is celebrated with great enthusiasm and immense joy. Read More.
Wood has naturally occurring oils called vanillins, which slowly stir alive when the spirit resides within. Maturation helps include these into the whisky flavours. Most distilleries around the world use one of these three oaks. Read More.
Summers evoke a sense of fond nostalgia in any Indian. They reminds us of long, happy vacations spent playing cricket in the streets, climbing mango trees and stealing its luscious fruit, lazing around with friends and cousins, and going on adventurous family holidays. Read More.
Having a Single Malt whisky isn’t just about the actual act of drinking it. It is all about the experience. A true connoisseur would agree with us when we say that a big contributor to this experience is the glass you use. Read More.
We’ve always said this. India is a great place for a holiday. The sheer diversity of this country is astounding. From historic ruins to modern metropolises, from tropical rainforests to scorching hot deserts, from beaches to mountains, India has something to offer to any kind of traveler. Read More..
The last few months have been very exciting for all of us at John Distilleries. Our youngest expression ‘Bold’ was appreciated and loved the world over. Read More
Bebinca is a Goan dessert which goes through a traditional process of cooking. Paul John Single Malt is a single malt whisky made in Goa which goes through the traditional whisky making process. Here’s what happens when these two get together. Read More..
It is a well-known fact that India was governed for over four centuries by the colonial powers. Whilst the British exerted maximum sway in most parts of the country, one can also find small pockets where the French have left their legacy. Read More..
The festive period has been a whirlwind of activity for the Paul John Team. The launch of our latest expression “Bold” across the European markets has been a rewarding and humbling experience. We are truly overwhelmed by the appreciation received from the world of whisky connoisseurs and single malt lovers. Read More..
Just Saying Asia, a geek culture and lifestyle magazine, reviewed our expressions. Morgan, who is the author of this review is known for keeping up with Singapore’s culture and organising many networking events. He says; “In my opinion, the Paul John Single Malt Whisky – Different. Top end. Absolute Brilliance. It promises to be right up there with the.. read more“
“The fact that it’s from Goa, India, is not even the most interesting thing about it”. Parched Asia, a lifestyle magazine dedicated to the pleasures of drinking shares its experience with Paul John Single Malt. Read More about their presence at our blind tasting session in Singapore.
Tony Johor Kaki, a food and whisky enthusiast was present at our blind tasting session in Singapore. Describing the smell ofPaul John Single Malt, he says “it smelled so good I actually felt compelled to take a sip. On my tongue it tasted subtly sweet and chocolaty with slight notes of spices.” Read his review here.
Goa is a traveler’s delight. It offers the widest range of experiences from the popular touristy ones to the more offbeat ones. But to a true explorer driven by sheer wanderlust, Goa lays bare all her secrets. Today, we offer you that little glimpse of Goa reserved for a select few. Being our place of origin, we enjoy the advantage of being local and in the know. So leave the trail with us and explore Goa’s best-kept secrets and hidden treasures. Read More
From the very first dram we created, to our newest creation, we’ve done the unexpected. It has earned us much respect, appreciation and steadfast following in a very short span of time. We have a long way to go and our journey along the road less taken has just begun. We urge you to come along. And leave the trail with The Great Indian Single Malt. Read More
Barry Bradford of the Whiskyphilles.com described BOLD and it seems like poetry. “Sweet and sour, lemon and lime cheesecake, much lighter in body than anticipated from the nose, rich peaty more ashen but slightly earthy too” Read More
Sweet floralness, gentle Islay style peat and hints of cracked black pepper & clove are some of the finer experiences BOLD has to offer. Read More about what world renowned whisky blogger, Steve Prentice has to say about our new expression.
Describing himself as a whisky enthusiast and not a whisky expert, Govert Penning shares his experience with BOLD. “This is a whole other ball game! The smoke is very different from the whisky’s I know from Islay. Its much creamier, complex and sweet. There are many dimensions of oak in this dram and that makes me think that the casks have been very active.” Read More.
Stewart Craigon and Kirsty Clarke from Whisky Corner share their thoughts on our new expression, BOLD. “A curious beast this whisky, there is plenty there, in fact so much it could be overwhelming, however it’s excellent to challenge your palate.” Read More
Describing our new expression is an art in itself. Ben Cops, whisky enthusiast and a member of the ‘Scotch Malt Whisky Society’ in London, describes his experience with BOLD. “The nose is deep, sweet and sour but with a touch of tobacco and joss sicks. The delivery is big, complex and old, quite spicy and Read More
Aneesh Bhasin, a multi award winning Indian lifestyle photographer & writer, beautifully captures the story of The Great Indian Single Malt. Read More….
The Great Indian Single Malt has caught the interest of many a whisky enthusiast across the world. Mr Govert Penning, a blogger from the Netherlands, is no different. His enthusiasm led him to shores of Goa, and on to our distillery. Read More about his journey through the land of our origin and his conversation with our Master Distiller,Michael D’Souza.
Guided by his passion for whiskies, Michael D’Souza entered the world of distilling in 1993. Over the years, armed with knowledge and experience, he grew to become the master distiller for Paul John in 2004. Read More….
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? Read More….