The Tropical Whisky.
Indian Whisky is not your usual Scottish single malt or a blend because it’s comprised out of molasses and not different grains. But not all Whisky made in India is molasses based… Oh no!
John Distilleries from Goa (oh, so they're not just dancing over there?) in southern India started out as a typical Indian Whisky producer back in 1992 and soon became one of the 3 biggest Whisky producers in country. But back in 2008 they decided to expand their expressions and include a Single malt that can go head to head with their Scottish counterparts.
The Indian barley used in the production comes from the foothills of Himalaya and is different to the European one because it yields less alcohol but gives out a higher flavour profile. The maturation itself happens in a tropical climate that is very harsh on the Angel share, over 20% evaporates each year... That is why Indian Whisky matures quite a lot faster than Scotch.
John Paul Brilliance is matured in bourbon barrels for 3-5 years and is unpeated. It is the first try by John Paul Distillers to pivot away from molasses style Whisky and they’ve done their job more than well! Brilliance from sun-kissed beaches of Goa.
Single Malt Whisky