The Great Indian Single Malt Whisky: Paul John

Calm, serene, yet incredibly full of life, Goa is seeped in history. Some believe that the fabled Silk Route wound its way to its coast. And the lure of spices brought the Arabs, the Portuguese and other travelers to its shores. Goa welcomed them all with open arms, offering them the adventure and riches they sought.

With its rich colonial heritage, white sand beaches, gurgling backwaters, pleasantly charming people and an atmosphere of general cheer, Goa is not a place to be rushed. Much like a good Single Malt.

That’s why we chose this beautiful tropical coast to craft our Single Malts. The many personalities of Goa are captured in each of our creations. The warm temperatures truly help mature the whiskies faster. Giving them their own, signature flavour.

Michael D'Souza, Master Distiller

Michael D'Souza, Master Distiller

Master Distiller

Meet Michael D’Souza. The man behind The Great Indian Single Malt.

His passion for whiskies drew him into the world of distilling in 1993. With time, his love for the drink and knowledge only increased. In 2009, he became the Master Distiller at John Distilleries. He brings to the fore all his skill and helps us craft our Single Malts. Each one perfect to the last dram.

Michael lends his expertise to every stage. Right from the critical stage of mashing to fermentation, distillation and maturation of the whisky. He also keeps a keen eye on the blending and preparation of whisky for bottling, making sure the highest standards and expectations are met.


Paul John Single Malts are the master creations of John Distilleries Ltd (JDL). Established in 1992, the company is driven by the vision of its Chairman,
Mr Paul P. John. His passion for creating liquor brands of international repute led him to persevere, innovate and break the mould.

Goa: Located on the western coast of India in the region known as Konkan

Goa: Located on the western coast of India in the region known as Konkan

JDL has a diverse portfolio, including its flagship brand Original Choice Whisky, which sells over 10 million cases a year. The company also has many a reputed brand of Brandy (Mônt Castlé, Roulette), Whisky (Original Choice, Black Pelican) and Wine (Big Banyan, Goana’s). Each brand has won much appreciation. The endeavour to provide the best quality is evident in every product. Today, JDL has joined the ranks of India’s leading spirits companies.


Brilliance Indian Single Malt Whisky

All the brilliance of Goa is bottled up in this Single Malt. Its sparkling hues are reminiscent of sun-kissed beaches. The six-row barley for this whisky comes from the foothills of the Himalayas. Brilliance is matured in bourbon casks, to give you absolute sensory delight.

All the brilliance of Goa is bottled up in this Single Malt. Its sparkling hues are reminiscent of sun-kissed beaches. The six-row barley for this whisky comes from the foothills of the Himalayas. Brilliance is matured in bourbon casks, to give you absolute sensory delight.

Classic Select Cask INDIAN SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Explore tropical Goa in every sip of the Select Cask Classic. The lush freshness of this Single Malt envelops you from the very beginning. To give you this experience, we’ve matured it in selectively chosen cask profiles and bottled it without chill filtration, at cask strength. Relish the tropical rush, Goan style.

Explore tropical Goa in every sip of the Select Cask Classic. The lush freshness of this Single Malt envelops you from the very beginning. To give you this experience, we’ve matured it in selectively chosen cask profiles and bottled it without chill filtration, at cask strength.

Relish the tropical rush, Goan style.