Paul John Edited Indian Single Malt Whisky
Paul John’s single malt whisky hails from the southwestern Indian state of Goa. As one of the 3 biggest Whisky producers in India, JDL launched their single malt in 2008 and made their full line of whiskies available to US markets in 2016.
Their Indian barley, sourced from the foothills of the Himalayanmountains, yields less alcohol than its European counterpart, but is said to have a much higher flavor profile. The whisky is matured in a tropical climate, which results in over 20% of the whisky being evaporated each year. This climate is what makes Indian whisky mature faster than their Scotch counterparts
JDL has a highly acclaimed and diverse portfolio, including its flagship brand Original Choice Whisky, which sells over 10 million cases a year. They also produce a brand of Brandy (Mônt Castlé, Roulette), and Wine (Big Banyan, Goana’s). Paul Johns 'Edited' whisky is an Indian single malt crafted by Master Distiller Michael John using Indian 6-row barley and Scottish barley.
The single malt mixture contains 15% spirit peated at 20-25ppm, giving the final product a sweet and spicy character, with a balanced smokiness. The single malt then gets its rest in bourbon casks. This expression won Gold for the single malt category at the Wizards of Whisky Awards.