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paul john indian single malt whisky


    Wanting to create an Indian Single Malt that would enthral even the truest whisky connoisseur, Mr Paul P John endeavoured to break into the higher echelons of the Single Malt world. Guided by his singular passion and the extraordinary skill of Michael D’Souza, his Master Distiller, he set forth on a journey that lead to the creation of ‘The Great Indian Single Malt’.

    Craft, skilfully chosen indigenous ingredients and the warm environs of Goa create the magic that is Paul John Single Malt Whisky. Goa was specially chosen as the home of our single malts, not just for its unique micro-climate but also because the destination holds a special place in Mr. Paul’s heart.

    Having always enjoyed the beaches, food and the warmth of its people, Goa was but the perfect choice to set up the malt plant. From the verdant foothills of the Himalayas comes our six-row barley. Harvested in summers to ensure perfect maturity, the barley claims responsibility for several of the whisky’s intrinsic characteristics.

    Water is another major ingredient in the making of single malts and we utilize the pure underground table of water along with rain-fed water sources. Copper pot-stills made in India, were specially designed with long necks to create fruitier spirits that are then matured in carefully selected American white oak barrels.

     During maturation the oak imparts diverse natural colours from sparkling copper, rich amber to dark mahogany as well as distinct flavours such as spices, marmalade, chocolate, coconut, dry fruit, vanilla and honey to the whisky that continues to evolve. The ideal warm weather of coastal Goa helps our whiskies mature faster, unlike those produced in colder climes.

    Non-chill filtration helps retain the original colour and taste of our single malts. A conscious decision was taken to create high quality single malts at affordable prices allowing us to introduce many more to the flavourful taste of single malts. The brand has an entry level expression, a flagship family of five expressions, a range of select casks and occasionally releases award-winning limited editions as well.


    From the shores of Goa, this captivating expression brings the perfect amalgamation of honeycomb sweetness, and vanilla to arouse the senses. With scents of bourbon, fruitcake, and delectable caramel pudding, salt-tinged barley and succulent vanilla flavours and a honeyed finish, the Nirvana guides you into all that is sublime.


    From the sunny beaches of Goa, this non-chill filtered non-peated Indian Single Malt whisky exudes myriad shades of sensual delight. This luminescent liquid invites you to experience a taste of handcrafted rare brilliance.


    This masterfully crafted malt from the exotic Goan beaches brings to the fore a trace of peat, created from a distinctly chosen cask profile. Be enthralled by the versatility of this great Indian Single Malt, edited to perfection with a flawless balance of malt with a hint of peat.


    Bold characterizes the exhilarating spirit of Goa, with all its boisterous exuberance. The silky malt is flavoured with oak-tinged honey and a hefty spice. The cloudy smoke riding on delicate intricate spices leads to the delicious finish of a weighty whisky that is complex yet delectably bold.

    Classic Select Cask

    A masterpiece from selected casks, this Indian Single Malt offers the exotic complexities of the Goan shores it was crafted from. The barley, carried on flavours of honeyed bourbon liquorice, is complimented with a touch of toasted honeycomb. Tannins remain under check as juicy soft tones ensure the elegant finish of this rare and irresistible Indian Single Malt.

    Peated Select Cask

    Take a stroll down the tropical coasts of Goa, as the delicious wafts of light peat from this Indian Single Malt tease your senses. Indulge in the mystic, as this alluring whisky gently astonishes the seriously indulgent.

    Pedro Ximénez (PX) Select Cask

    An exotic expression that will not fail to excite your palate. From the exquisite aromas of fig and apricot, flavours of sweet barley, creamy butterscotch, dry fruit, and luxuriant Christmas cake to the long finish of chocolate fudge, orange peel, and wine-soaked nuts, the PX is celebration in a bottle. 

    Oloroso Select Cask

    Matured in American bourbon barrels and finished in Oloroso casks, this special edition presents a tapestry of complex fragrances that lead to creamy flavours of nutty chocolate and Melton Hunt cake. The luxuriant finish of spice and dark chocolate will have you reminiscing for sunny beaches with every sip.

    The Zodiac Series- Kanya by Paul John

    Inspired by the Indian counterpart of the zodiac Virgo, this single malt will entrance you with its earthy sensuousness. Delectable butterscotch sweetness in a perfectly balanced dryness, and a satisfying finish of toasted oak and warm spice await you are the end of each sip, leaving you yearning for yet another.

    The Zodiac Series- Mithuna by Paul John

    Named after the Indian counterpart of Gemini, this indulgent single malt offers a palate of coffee mocha, tinged with orange peel and delicate spices that ride on active tannins, with gentle oils and dark cocoa tones. Renowned for contradictive strengths, the characteristics of Gemini are epitomized by this Indian single malt as mesmerizing layers of austere, dry tannins are challenged in equal measure by resplendent sugars and mocha on delicate oil that offer a gratifyingly complex experience. Mithuna by Paul John is renowned as one of the world’s finest whiskies.


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    Flagship Expressions

    Brilliance Whisky


    Edited Whisky


    Bold Whisky


    Select Cask Expressions

    Classic Select Cask Whisky

    CLASSIC Select Cask

    Peated Select Cask Whisky

    PEATED Select Cask

        Christmas Edition               Christmas Edition 2018 Whisky

                      CHRISTMAS EDITION 2018                          





    Oloroso Single Cask Whisky


    Mars Orbiter Peated Whisky



All our expressions are awarded the “Liquid Gold” by Jim Murray in his world renowned Whisky Bible.

JimMurray Ratings 2016


Non Peated Whisky




Witha Hint of Peat




Peated Whisky


Classic Select Cask


Non Peated Whisky


Peated Select Cask


Peated Whisky


World Whiskies Awards 2021
World Whiskies Awards 2021
World Whiskies Awards 2021
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021

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