Paul John Visitor Centre ( John Distilleries )

Paul John Visitor Centre ( John Distilleries ), Cuncolim: Hours, Address, Paul John Visitor Centre ( John Distilleries ) Reviews: 5/5

Paul John Visitor Centre ( John Distilleries )

Paul John Visitor Centre ( John Distilleries )
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Take a stroll down a hitherto untrodden trail and unravel the mystery behind the making of single malt whiskies. Explore and experience the tremendous journey of the Paul John Single malts. The international award-winning Indian whisky created by the tropical shores of Goa, now opens its doors to you. Traverse through our story at the Paul John visitor centre, the only one of its kind in India.
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Sumeeta
Cambridge, UK33 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Desperately wanted to visit one of our own distilleries being a big whisky drinker. This one was located within a 20 min drive from the Radisson property at Cavelossim where we were staying, so had no excuse not to go.
Glad we did. Bhavesh & Alistair made our girls trip a memorable one. Although my Whisky knowledge is not bad, I got some further information which was great.
The property is located in the middle of nowhere but easily assessible by car. The welcome lounge, the shop and the tasting room are all placed in an amazing house. Very tastefully decorated and cleanliness is outstanding. I am very fussy about restrooms, I was impressed.
The tour lasted about an hour or so and we all left feeling we had some good fun including the tasting session which allowed us to experience not just some of their range but also how Whisky tastes, smells & feels while drinking and post drinking. I liked their Bold and their Brilliance range. Alistair is a brilliant guide and very knowledgeable.
There is so much more to Goa than just run of the mill activities that most tourists/holiday makers go for. Our visit to Paul Johns was one of those unique experiences I believe all should experience, even if you don't drink.
P.s: I was pleasantly surprised to know that The Big Banyan range of wines came from Paul John group. I tasted their red while staying at The Kumarkom Lake Resort, Kerala and in my opinion was the best in India that I have had.
Written 10 January 2022
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makdamle
2 contributions
Very professionally conducted tour indeed!
If you drink whiskey or not, this tour is whiskey 101 !
It is an hour long tour starting with basics followed by process of making and the best part is to close the tour by tasting !

Even tasting is something to learn about!

Overall a great experience one should spend time when in Goa !
Written 27 December 2021
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MysteryShopping1
London, UK48 contributions
Nov 2021
We entered as a couple of whisky novices. We left as two whisky beginners, knowing there was much to learn but our first taste of whisky tasting and production was excellent. Smooth presentation, informed and passionate guides and pride in an up and coming Indian whisky that is beginning to gain global recognition.

The tour was great, and you got to see the practicalities of whisky making in a real live environment.

A shame they can't give you a discount per bottle bought as part of the tour, but they do have some limited edition bottles.

For anybody curious about whisky, this will both feed and sate the curiosity - and you'll have fun whilst doing so.
Written 8 November 2021
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Deepak Mehta
New Delhi, India4 contributions
It was a great experience to visit the single Indian malt creators at best. The tour guy was exceptional in explaining nuances of the whiskey creation, learnt a lot about different alcohol in the tasting session. Must visit for the newbies who have interest in single malts. I also got to visit down cellar below which has different casks from jack daniel to Portuguese cask. Keep going Paul john
Written 24 October 2021
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Mriganc B
Bengaluru, India151 contributions
Disclaimer: I was an employee with the parent company of this center till 2014.

For me personally, the transformation of the place from a impersonal rundown factory into one of the best Single Malt Whisky experience centers in the country is amazing.

The place is out of the way.. South in a North obsessed Goa and well away from the beaches and cities/towns. It also doesn't offer anything to munch and these are the only 2 negatives I can think of.

It is surrounded by industries and comes across like a lush green oasis in the middle of an industrial estate. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, with knowledgeable and passionate guides to take one through the experience. The place has an amazing vibe that just begs one to sit down and enjoy a drink with a buddy.

The whisky is in its own class and there's enough written about it online that nothing needs to be added here.
Written 23 September 2021
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Sumit M
5 contributions
Very nice tour provided by Mr. Bhavesh who explained us how a whiskey is really prepared . Wonderful tour and collectibles at the center

Really feel proud to see the wall of fame at the center as Indian whiskey making big name in the world !!!
Written 12 September 2021
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Pruthvi Bhojani
2 contributions
Shoutout to Pankaj for an amazing distillery tour!

Right from when you enter the center you realize you made a great choice of choosing to be there, the ambiance, the aroma, the color, the architecture, the interiors everything is made to bring a smile on your face.

Our tour guide was Pankaj, we were given a personal tour. He explained everything so throughly, for what is charged for the tour even if he gave us the 30% information of what he gave during the tour, we would’ve been more than satisfied but yet he chose to explain everything in utmost detail, what is the malt consistency, the fermentation process, the ‘head, heart and tail’, the way they uses the barrels, everything was explained nicely and seeing his passion for the whiskey lighten up the hidden whiskey lover in me.

Then came the tasting, even though I’m not a pro, the ambiance and his explanation made me feel like one. Paul John is an absolutely amazing Single Malt which make us Indians proud, the flavor profile is very rich and the varieties they offer has something for everyone.

The fact that this type of experience is present is India is actually a pride. Amazing Whiskey, Amazing Experience, Highly recommended to everyone!
Written 14 August 2021
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Biswadeep D
Pune District, India2 contributions
If you are a single malt lover, you can’t skip it. Friendly and courteous staff. You must take a tour which also involves tasting of their flagship single malts, there are three packages 300, 600 and 1k. Under 1k package you will get to taste 5 of their single malts. And that’s worth the visit.

Positives
1. Experience
2. Exposure to whiskey distillation process
3. Tasting session

Negative
1. Distance from colva beach is 15km.
Written 12 August 2021
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LalitaVasu
Pune, India137 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We were on a trip to explore little known but worth visiting places in Goa.

John Distilleries (Paul John Visitor Centre) in Cuncolim is one such place. The visit commenced around 3 pm with a group of about 12 participants. The first item on the trip was a video about Paul John and the history of the Distillery. This was followed with the visit to the various parts of the distillery. The entire process of making single malt whisky is explained in detail.

The finest section is where the barrels are stored for maturing the whisky.

The next step in the tour is whisky tasting session where the visitors can taste various types of flavours of whisky.

The participants then are given time to explore the exhibit cum shopping section where some quaint and interesting souvenirs including miniature bottles of various whisky can be bought by the visitors.

You will leave this place not only with souvenirs but also a lot of sweet memories.
Written 10 April 2021
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Vicky Pawar
4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Business
We went for Industrial Visit. It was very informative tour to know how to make single malt whiskey. Thanks to Pankaj (Visitor Center Manager) he is very supportive. He gave us tour of manufacturing plant and explained process of Whiskey making to our student.

The place is located in Cuncolim Industrial Area. If you are planning for goa must visit this place.

Thanks to Paul Visitor Center...👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Written 16 March 2021
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