Top Indian Single Malt Joins Portfolio This Summer
Louisville, KY (June 24, 2019) – Jason Schladenhauffen, President and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits, announced today the appointment of the company as the exclusive U.S. importer for Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky effective July 1, 2019.
“We’re ecstatic to be welcoming the Paul John portfolio range to the 375 Park Avenue Spirits family and in doing so adding a brand that has been a true pioneer in the Indian Single Malt category. Paul John is an industry visionary and we’re honored to be partnering with him in the U.S. to further build this portfolio into a formidable Whisky player,” said Schladenhauffen. “The Indian single malt category, while young, has burst onto the global and U.S. scene, and there’s no brand better positioned to carry the flag forward than Paul John given its exquisite range of highly awarded single malt offerings.”
Paul P John, Chairman of John Distilleries also commented on the appointment, “We’re very excited about our association with 375 Park Avenue Spirits and are looking forward to working with the team. I believe the drive and focus of 375 Park Avenue will realize my vision of making Paul John single malts one of the leading new world single malts in the USA,”
Launched in 2012, Paul John Single Malt Whisky is an award-winning Indian Single Malt distilled at the John Distillery in the tropics of Goa. The whiskies are produced entirely from Indian six-row barley grown in the verdant foothills of the Himalayas and harvested in summer. A combination rain-harvesting and in-house wells is used to naturally collect the pure, sweet water of Goa.
Master Distiller Michael D’souza uses copper pot-stills made in India that were specially designed with long necks to produce fruitier spirits. Double-distillation in these pot-stills prolongs intimate contact with the copper, rendering a distinct, rich and full-bodied flavor, which is then matured in American white oak barrels. Because of its high temperatures and humidity, one year of aging in Goa is equivalent to four years of aging in Scotland. This intense climate causes an increase in angel’s share (often as high as 8% per year) and accelerates wood extraction, enhancing both color and the Paul John’s signature flavors.
375 Park Avenue Spirits will carry eight expressions from Paul John Indian Single Malt portfolio: Brilliance, Edited, Bold, Classic & Peated as part of the core range and Kanya, Mars Orbiter and the Christmas Edition as part of the Special Edition offerings. The suggested retail pricing ranges from $59.99 – $449.99 and will be available nationally.
ABOUT 375 PARK AVENUE SPIRITS
375 Park Avenue Spirits specializes in superior brands from around the world that drive innovation within their category. It was founded in 1981 as Luctor International, LLC and in early 2015, became an independent subsidiary yet fully integrated sales company inside the Sazerac Company.
The 375 Park Avenue Spirits portfolio spans the premium- to luxury-spirit categories and includes numerous expressions from leading international producers: Van Gogh Vodka and Gin from Holland; Tap Whisky from Canada; Dictador rum from Colombia; Saint James Rhum from Martinique; Antica Sambuca, Limoncello Rossi D’Asiago and Dolce Nero from Italy; Maison Augier Cognac, Saint-Vivant and Castarède Armagnacs from France; Yeni Raki and Tekirdag Rakisi from Turkey; and Scapegrace gin from New Zealand.
375 Park Avenue Spirits also represents the International Beverage Holdings Ltd. spirit portfolio including single malt whiskies Speyburn, Old Pulteney, Balblair, and anCnoc as well as Hankey Bannister blended Scotch and Caorunn gin from Scotland. On the Pacific side, the alliance includes Phraya rum and Mekhong – an iconic brand and a household name in South East Asia.
In 2018, 375 Park Avenue Spirits signed multiple agreements to act as the U.S. representative for J.P. Wiser’s Canadian whisky and Lamb’s® rum by Corby Spirit and Wine Limited; Ballantine’s, Passport, and Something Special whiskies from Scotland by Chivas Brothers Ltd.; Becherovka Herbal Liqueur from the Czech Republic by Jan Becher; Cachaça Janeiro from Brazil by Pernod-Brasil; Soho Lychee Liqueur from France by Pernod SAS; and Minttu Peppermint Liqueur from Finland by Pernod Finland.
By aligning with brands that embrace the values and vision of 375 Park Avenue Spirits, the company has created an environment of growth for supplier partners in the domestic market.