Oaksmith, India’s First Truly International Blended Whisky, crafted by Suntory’s Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo, creator of iconic Japanese whiskies Hibiki and Yamazaki – combines the finest Scotch Malts with the smoothest American Bourbons using world class Japanese blending techniques, bringing the best of East and West to Indian consumers.
Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, has launched Oaksmith, India’s first International Blended Whisky in Delhi. After a successful launch in December 2019 in Maharashtra and Telangana followed by rapid expansion in West Bengal, Goa, Assam, Chandigarh, UP and Karnataka, the iconic brand is now available in Delhi with both blend variants – ‘Oaksmith Gold’ and ‘Oaksmith International’. The brand has delivered 300,000 cases since its launch in India.
Oaksmith has been created by world-renowned Shinji Fukuyo, Chief Blender, Suntory, the founding house of Japanese Whiskies – with world-class Japanese craftsmanship, blending high quality Scotch Malt whiskies and smoothest American Bourbons to build a recipe that is unique and designed taking inspiration from the Indian palate. From seed to sip, the whisky is meticulously crafted to achieve a blend like no other resulting in a bold spirit that is rich on the nose yet approachable and well balanced with a bright, smooth and unexpectedly long finish. Launch of Oaksmith Gold and Oaksmith International whisky in Delhi is key to Beam Suntory’s growth strategy, and this expansion signifies the importance of India to the global spirits company.
“We are delighted with the response that the blends of Oaksmithhave received from consumers since it’s launch. The growing premiumisation of the Indian market and the appreciation for finely crafted spirits made this the right time to expand the brand across various markets in India, finally bringing it to the nation’s capital – New Delhi. Delhi’s rich history blended with modernity adorned with touches of its traditional heritage attracts people from across the country and the world. We see a growing opportunity for high quality, world class spirit brands and look forward to receiving the same overwhelming appreciation for Oaksmith Gold and Oaksmith International here,” says Neeraj Kumar, Managing Director of Beam Suntory India.