In a nutshell: A sweet, smoky and fragrantly spicy, cask strength, peated Indian single malt matured in ex-bourbon barrels.
The lowdown: Cask strength peated whisky matured in ex-bourbon casks. The mix of spices tropical fruit flavours seem to hint at its orgins and with the use of imported Scottish peat it makes for a very interesting Indian single malt.
Founded by Paul P John in 1996, and based in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, John Distilleries is one of India's leaing alcoholic beverages companies. While they produce and have agencies across a number of different wines and spirits brands their top seller is 'Original Choice' Whisky which sell millions of cases annually. In 2008 they introduced a range of single malts under the 'Paul John' label which are produced at the traditional pot-still distillery they established in Goa. The first release was in 2012 and the success they met with has led to a further expansion of the range and they are now exported across the world.