Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky Launches in the United States

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Chairman Paul P. John and Master Distiller Michael D’ Souza announce launch of award-winning Single Malt Whisky in American market

John Distilleries Ltd. (JDL), one of the world’s leading specialists in the creation and production of Indian distilled beverages, has launched Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky in the United States.

Chairman Paul P. John, together with the wisdom and extraordinary skill of Master Distiller Michael D’Souza, set out to break the mold and create the “Great Indian Single Malt Whisky.” Distilled by the warm and tropical beaches of Goa, Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky is a premium spirit crafted from six-row barley grains that grow at the foothills of the Himalayas. Harvested in the summer, the mature six-row barley is responsible for the distinct smokiness and flavor of Paul John Whisky.

In Goa’s tropical and humid climate, whisky matures faster than it does in Europe or the United States. Paul John Whiskies are aged for a minimum of five years and due to the accelerated maturation, whisky that has been matured in India for five years is comparable to Scotch that has been aged for over 10 years. The warm weather in Goa also increases the Angel’s Share, or annual evaporation rate, to 8%. “We aim to distinguish and differentiate our whisky as the Great Indian Single Malt,” explained Michael D’Souza, Master Distiller. “The use of Indian ingredients allows for the creation of a distinct flavor profile, unique to Goa’s tropical environment.”

“We are excited to introduce a range of Paul John Whiskies in the United States. Goa is a sensual delight of both sea and spice and the people here are welcoming and lively. They slow down and appreciate beauty, exactly the way a fine single malt should be experienced,” explained Chairman Paul P. John.

Paul John is available in 750-ml. expressions including Brilliance (SRP $60), Edited (SRP $65), Bold (SRP $75), Select Cask Classic (SRP $95) and Select Cask Peated (SRP $100). Paul John Whiskies are exclusively imported in the United States by Domaine Select Wine & Spirits within their Classic & Vintage Spirits Portfolio.

About Paul John (

Paul John Single Malt Whisky is an award-winning premium spirit distilled in the tropics of Goa, India. Crafted from six-row barley grains that are grown at the foothills of the Himalayas, this superb single malt is aged for a minimum of five years. Carefully crafted during each stage of the whisky-making process, its sweet and smoky aromatics have made this award-winning whisky a standout among connoisseurs and whisky lovers around the world. In 2016, Jim Murray gave Edited a Liquid Gold score of 96.5 and Brilliance a score of 94.5. Both Paul John Brilliance and Edited received a gold medal from The Spirits Business Awards, and silver medals from both the Consours Mondial De Bruxelle Spirit Selection Awards, and the Wizards of Whisky Awards.

About Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (

Founded in 1999, Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (DSWS) is dedicated to wines and artisanal spirits of the highest quality and which demonstrate excellence and tremendous character, particular to their origin. DSWS is committed to transmitting the individuality of their producers; expressing diversity, tradition and personality is the tenet of DSWS. Domaine Select Wine & Spirits was named 2010 Importer of the Year by FOOD & WINE Magazine.

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