Paul John Distillery w/ founder Paul P. John

Hosted w/ Koray Kaan Özdemir, Brand Ambassador at Paul John Single Malt Whisky

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

7:00pm - 9:30pm

location: The Phoenix (8480 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048)

membership fee:  (includes 2 cocktails + light appetizers)


• Advance enrollment is always required and must be 21+ to attend.

• Refunds are given for cancellations when email notification is received at least 48 hours prior to start time.

• If the event is sold out please email us to be placed on the wait list.

We are honored to have to have Paul P. John, founder of John Distilleries for their launch of NIRVANA. This new expression is an unpeated single malt created from Indian 6-row barley and matured in ex-American white oak casks. Our good friend Koray will also be there to help present and we will be joining forces with Drammers LA to make it a festive night. There will be 4 Nirvana based cocktails created by Adam LeClair and the staff at the Phoenix to try along with some special, rare bottles hand delivered by Charlie Prince from the distillery in India just for this event.

about the distillery:

Located in Goa, Paul John is a brand of Indian single malt whisky made from Indian malted barley, distilled in traditional copper pot stills, and then matured in charred American oak casks. Maturation takes place in a climate-controlled underground cellar that has around 10,000 barrels. Master distiller Michael D'souza chose to use Indian ingredients to give the whisky characteristics of its country of origin. The wash has a low ABV% which creates a sweeter flavour in the final product. The whisky is put in the casks at 55% ABV, but the alcoholic strength increases as it ages due to the hot and humid climate. The expressions are now available across 38 countries and have won over 200 prestigious international awards. Its sweet and smoky aromatics have made this whisky a favourite among connoisseurs and whisky lovers around the world. Paul John Single Malts have been rated Liquid Gold and the expression Kanya has won Best Asian Whisky Award 2018 by Jim Murray, Whisky Bible.  [info]

event pour list:

  1. Nirvana Single Malt Whisky 40% ABV

  2. Paul John XO Brandy 46% ABV

  3. Paul John PX Cask Finish, “Select Cask” 48% ABV 

  4. Paul John Oloroso Cask Finish, “Select Cask” 48% ABV 

  5. Paul John Christmas Edition 2019 46% ABV 

+ samples from the core range and other #SecretStash surprises

parking + transportation:

We recommend taking public transportation or ride sharing to the event.

There is some street parking but there are many signs to read.

A big thanks to Adam LeClair + the Whisky Monster for making this happen!

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