Team Profile

John Distilleries Ltd

Established in 1996, under the guidance of Paul P John, John Distilleries Ltd grew to be a leading spirits company in less than a decade, not just in India but across the globe, with 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. Other brands owned by the company include the globally-renowned Paul John Single Malts, the recently- launched Malhar Indian Craft Gins, Roulette premium whisky and brandy, and the range of Big Banyan wines.

From the first case of Original Choice to the successful launch of the Paul John Single Malts, every endeavour is to consistently and constantly deliver quality, purity and affordability, while incessantly and unwaveringly toiling to exceed expectations, thus achieving status as one of the most celebrated alcohol beverages company in the country. Every brand is created to deliver memorable experiences, while promoting responsible drinking. An entrepreneur by choice, Paul P John ventured into the alcoholic beverages industry in 1992. Within a short span of just over a decade, his reach spread from his headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and expanded to neighbouring states and across seas as well. His zeal to surpass the ordinary and his personal passion for single malts led him to create Paul John Indian Single Malts. Every expression of his single malts has won immense appreciation world-over with over 300 acclaimed international awards. Sazerac Company, the largest family-owned distilled spirits company in the United States, is an active stakeholder in John Distilleries Ltd.

Machindranath Shet Parkar (Captain)

Asst Manager – IT

Riding a bike is my passion and I love to play cricket, football and volleyball.

Nithin Gowda (Goalkeeper)

EPR Consultant

I love the outdoors. I workout regularly to stay fit. I play football and badminton. A sport I want to explore in the future is surfing.

Kiran Raikar

Assistant - Excise

Playing outdoor games and tracking/hiking tours with friends.

Jonathan Da Veiga


My hobby is watching movies.

Bhavish Bopanna B A

Senior Executive

Hiking, music, rallying, field hockey.

Ranguesh Naik


My hobbies are travelling and playing outdoor games.

Davis Jacob

Senior Manager

Playing football, watching movies.

Numaan Ataaz

Asst Brand Manager

Badminton, cricket and philately.