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Jun 2024

Alcobev Sector Soft Target, Governments Keep Hiking Taxes Arbitrarily

Telangana government’s delay in settling dues, liquor industry in dire straitsCash-strapped Congress government mulling increase in liquor pricesThird tax hike in the last five years...

Jun 2024

Tilaknagar Industries Launches Green Apple Flavoured Brandy

Tilaknagar Industries Limited, a leading Indian-Made Foreign Liquor Manufacturer (IMFL), has unveiled a new flavour innovation under its Flandy (premium flavoured Brandy) range. Mansion House Flandy...

May 2024

UBL, AB InBev, Carlsberg jointly form Brewers' Association of India

In a move that might not be surprising to many, India’s leading beer manufacturers United Breweries - controlled by Dutch manufacturer Heineken, AB InBev, and...

May 2024

Paul John Whisky unveils Exclusive Global Travel Single Cask

Paul John Whisky recently introduces its exclusive partnership with Avolta Duty Free to unveil an exclusive Single Cask release for global travelers at Kempegowda International...

May 2024

Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited gets SEBI nod for Rs 1500 crore IPO

Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) maker Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) has received final observation from the capital markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India...

May 2024

Glenmorangie unveils first Calvados cask finish as 12-Year-Old small batch whisky in India

Glenmorangie Highland single malt Scotch whisky is set to launch a uniquely fruity and floral whisky – its first ever finished in French Calvados casks....

May 2024

ICONiQ Whisky reaches 2 million cases in first year of launch

Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) ICONiQ White Whisky reached a sales figure of 2 million cases of 9 litres each in March 2024. The brand...

May 2024

Beam Suntory is Now Suntory Global Spirits

Beam Suntory has rebranded itself to become Suntory Global Spirits, marking the 10 years since Suntory acquisitions of Beam Inc. in 2014. The 10 years...

May 2024

Rampur Signature Reserve Single Malt sells at Rs. 5 lakhs per bottle

400 Bottles only, Grab it at Hyderabad Airport Duty-Free Rampur Signature Reserve Single Malt Whisky made history of its own when it the limited release...

Apr 2024

Godawan 100 adjudged ‘Single Malt Whisky of the Year’

Godawan 100, a Collector’s-Edition artisanal single malt, from Diageo India, was adjudged the ‘Single Malt Whisky of the Year’ at the 2024 London Spirits Competition. With 96 points,...

Apr 2024

DGCA tells Supreme Court, left to Airlines how much Liquor to Serve

The horrific incident of an inebriated passenger urinating on a fellow passenger on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi in late 2022...

Apr 2024

Diageo India and SCPwD Join Forces to Educate Disabled Students Through 'Learning for Life' Program

In a recent collaboration aimed at enhancing the employability of persons with disabilities (PwDs), the Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD) has partnered with...

Apr 2024

Radico Khaitan launches Spirit of Victory Pure Malt Whisky

Whisky is a tribute to the valour displayed by our Armed Forces during pivotal moments in history; company’s commits to contribute part of the revenue...

Apr 2024

Amrut launches limited editions Bagheera and Portonova in India

• Jim Murray adds zing to whisky tasting event• Plan to up exports to 100 countries from 57 As whisky enthusiasts gathered at The Oberoi,...

Apr 2024

Tamil Nadu Increases Liquor Prices

The Tamil Nadu government has increased excise duty on alcohol. Accordingly, the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) has increased liquor prices from February 1,...

Apr 2024

Supreme Court observation on Blenders Pride vs London Pride Whisky on Trademark Infringement

The Apex Court in an observation on January 22 has asked respondents Indore-based JK Enterprises if they are willing to change the trade dress of...

Apr 2024

Karnataka increases beer prices again within six months, to fund freebies

On July 7, 2023, the Congress (I) government in Karnataka gave a jolt to the alcobev sector by hiking existing rates of excise duty on...

Mar 2024

Brand Extensions: To Advertise or Not to Advertise

Central Consumer Protection Authority monitoring surrogate advertising, brand extensions17th edition of IPL, big ticket event begins, liquor companies looking at eyeballsAdvertising Standards Council of India...

Mar 2024

Top Products and People honoured at Ambrosia Awards 2024

The 16th edition of the prestigious Ambrosia Awards 2024, organized by Ambrosia Magazine – the Wine and Spirits Magazine, celebrated the finest achievements in the...

Mar 2024

Amrut launches limited editions Bagheera and Portonova in India

Jim Murray adds zing to whisky tasting eventPlan to up exports to 100 countries from 57 As whisky enthusiasts gathered at The Oberoi, Gurugram, on...

Mar 2024

London Pilsner Strong Beer launched in Karnataka

United Breweries has launched the London Pilsner Strong Beer in Karnataka emphasising the strategic significance of the region as a pivotal market for the brewing...

Mar 2024

Unique Alcohol Gifts for Women’s Day

It can be a common misconception that women don't like the tipple. From the dawn of the early ages women have also known to enjoy...

Mar 2024

INDSPIRIT 2024 – The Mega Alcobev Exhibition and Conference on 14th March 2024

The 16th edition of INDSPIRIT is set to take place on 14th March 2024 in Gurgaon, Haryana. This year, the mega Alcobev industry event and...

Jan 2024

Indian Single Malts Outperform Global Single Malts

Indian single malts have come of age, truly. And they have been savoured in India and elsewhere too. The good news is that in 2023,...

Dec 2023

Anti-counterfeiting Technologies to Stop Fake Alcohol Market

Even as new technologies to prevent fake liquor emerge, there are still many hacks who think of devious ways to push the fake business. This...

Dec 2023

India’s 1st cane juice rum maker, Piccadily Distilleries launches Camikara 3 Year Old Aged Rum

Piccadily Distilleries recently announced the launch of Camikara 3 Years Old (YO) – a 100% pure cane juice rum, aged in American oak barrels for...

Dec 2023

The Indian Single Malt Whisky Landscape

Indian Whiskies are experiencing a new high. With a growing drinking population the Indian alcobev industry is likely to boom to a new high. In...

Dec 2023

Pernod Ricard India Launches Longitude 77, a New Indian Single Malt

Pernod Ricard India has entered the Indian Single Malt category with the introduction of Longitude 77, marking three decades of the company's presence in India....

Dec 2023

VINEXPO Delhi 2023 – All set to Roll

Keep an eye out for European Wines with Sommelier Devati Mallick The stage is all set for VINEXPO Delhi 2023 to get underway tomorrow. While...

Nov 2023

Taxation The Bugbear of Alcobev Industry

To infuse moderation India, EU, UK and the US have used taxation as a tool. But other reasonsalso encourage moderation. A report. The domestic alcohol...

Nov 2023

India’s alcobev market size of $52.4 billion targetted to touch astounding $64 billion by 2030

The International Spirits & Wines Association of India (ISWAI), the apex body of the premium alcobev sector, unveiled its report titled “Economic Value of the...

Oct 2023

AAP MP Sanjay Singh arrested, the liquor scam dragnet spreads

ED files chargesheet stating Singh got Rs. 3 croresAAP claims vendetta for raising Adani issue The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on October 3 arrested Aam Aadmi...

Oct 2023

Delhi Government to grant license for wholesale vends

The Delhi Government has decided to grant license in form L1, L1F and L2 for the wholesale vend of Indian liquor in the National Capital...

Sep 2023

IWSR appoints Julie Harris as CEO

IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has announced the appointment of Julie Harris as its new CEO. The transition comes following Mark Meek’s decision to step back...

Aug 2023

Bacardi Limited Appoints New Director to Board

Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held international spirits company, recently announced the appointment of Alicia Enciso to the Company’s Board of Directors. Alicia brings...

Jul 2023

Distilleries Stop Manufacturing

Ethanol Production Hit as FCI Stops Rice Supply About 100 odd distilleries in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and other States producing ethanol have shut operations or...

Jul 2023

Sir Ivan Menezes to retire from Diageo; Debra Crew to be appointed Chief Executive Officer

Diageo recently announced that Sir Ivan Menezes has decided to retire as Chief Executive Officer and depart from the Diageo Board on 30 June 2023,...

Jun 2023

Royal Salute Launches King Charles III Edition

First created as a gift for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation in 1953, Royal Salute, the master of exceptional...

Jun 2023

Indian Rum, Camikara, Makes Historic Win with Gold at IWSC Awards 2023

Piccadily Distilleries is the first ever ‘Gold Medal’ won by an Indian rum at the prestigious IWSC Awards 2023, recently announced in London, for their...

Jun 2023

Hennessy X.O unveils Masterpiece collaboration with Kim Jones

In a first for the Maison, the acclaimed fashion designer transcends couture and Cognac in a special collection featuring a collectible sneaker, Masterpiece decanter, and...