Paul John 5 Year Old Cadenhead’s World Whiskies / 175th Anniversary
Wm. Cadenhead is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler, founded in 1842 by George Duncan. His brother William Cadenhead joined the company in 1952, taking over after George’s death in 1958. The company got into the whisky bottling business after 1904, when his nephew Robert Duthie took over, and since its sale to J&A Mitchell in 1972, Wm. Cadenhead has become on of the most sought after names in whisky. Its Authentic Collection is the flagship brand, but the portfolio of the company has expanded in recent years with labels like this.
Bottled in the summer of 2017 as part of their World Whiskies range. The year was also their 175th anniversary.
John Distilleries was founded in Bangalore, India in 1992 by Paul P. John. The company produces a range of spirits, including brandy and vodka, and their earliest steps into the whisky market were with their Original Choice blend, which quickly became a hit in its domestic market. It was not until 2008 that the company decided to lay down single malt at its distillery in Goa, and launched its single malt brand in 2012. Named Paul John after its founder, it was introduced at The Whisky Show in London in 2012 via a limited single cask release, and a portfolio of permanent bottlings were launched the following year. The distillery produces non-peated, medium and heavily peated single malts, showcasing each through its core range.