Paul John XO has been awarded Gold at the prestigious World Brandy Awards 2021 hosted in the United Kingdom, in the Wine Brandy (World) category. The first venture into the premium brandy segment from the makers of Paul John Whisky, Paul John XO is a 100% Indian Grape Brandy.
Made from the famed Ugni Blanc and the rich Bangalore purple grape, the brandy is matured in specially selected, medium toasted new French limousine oak barrels.
Paul John XO is bottled at 46% ABV and is available across select countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and India.
'It's a great honour for our XO to be awarded Gold at the World Brandy Awards. The appreciation of our single malts had led me to consider venturing into premium brandy and through research we discovered Indian grapes such as the Bangalore Purple and Ugni Blanc proffered the rare and exotic flavour profile perfect for an XO. We chose to use medium toasted new French limousine oak barrels for Paul John XO to ensure that the experienced palate would feel comfortable with the XO and yet be able to enjoy the exclusive tropical richness that only Paul John XO offers.'- Paul P John, Chairman.
Whisky Magazine launched the World Whiskies Awards in 2007, and in 2013 they expanded to include most widely recognised spirits and spirit-based drinks under the umbrella of World Drinks Awards. The spirits are blind tasted by an international panel of experts and the awards are presented every year by TheDrinksReport.com.
About Paul John XO
An exceptional masterpiece from the tropical coasts of Goa, the Paul John XO is perhaps India's answer to the renowned Cognac and Armagnac. Created from the famous Ugni Blanc grapes, this exotic brandy is matured for over 10 years in specially selected medium toasted new French limousine oak barrels.
Sweetly honeyed aromas, deliciously resonate with fresh fig, strawberry liquorice, orange zest and a touch of herbs that brilliantly sets off the light butterscotch.
Sweet cranberry and succulent rum raisin arise in beautifully balanced yet delectably complex flavours.
The finish is lengthy, and intricately meshed with tremendous notes of sweet oak and an alluring natural caramel.
About John Distilleries
Established in 1996, under the guidance of Mr. Paul P John, John Distilleries grew to be a leading spirit company in less than a decade, not just in India but across the globe.
With a dedicated team of nearly 2000 employees working across 10 manufacturing units spread over 7 states across India, John Distilleries has a strong portfolio of brands in various liquor categories including whiskies, brandy, and wines. The flagship brand of the company is Original Choice, one of the top selling brands in India's popular whisky segment and one of the top 10 selling whiskies in the world with sales exceeding 11 million cases a year. Other brands owned by the company include Mont Castle and Roulette brandy and whisky, Big Banyan and Ampersand wines, and the globally renowned Paul John Single Malts.
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