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Aug 2022

Delhi govt. allows city bars to stay open till 3 am

With Delhi showing the way will Mumbai follow suit. Perhaps the commercial capital of India will want the city to mix business with pleasure. Additional...

Aug 2022

Punjab looking at different state excise policies, to shore up exchequer

The newly formed Punjab government of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contemplating upon allotting liquor vends through a tender system in its bid to...

Aug 2022

Ironhill builds largest microbrewery in the world

Ironhill India in Bangalore is located in the IT hub near Marathahalli and is spread across a lavish 1.3 lac sq. ft. making it the...

Jul 2022

ABD India wins ‘Distiller of the Year’ at Icons of Whisky India 2022

Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD), maker of iconic products like Officer’s Choice Whisky and Sterling Reserve, won the ‘Distiller of the Year’ high commendation at...

Jun 2022

Indian liquor trends pre and post COVID

The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to impact India since its arrival in spring last year. The government initially reacted by imposing a national lockdown from...

Jun 2022

Bira 91 ‘Imagined in India’ limited-release beers pleasing the desi palate with innovative flavours

The late English author Gilbert Chesterton once wrote: "Let a man walk 10 miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road,...

May 2022

Himachal Pradesh new liquor policy aims to boost revenues, while curbing illicit trade

The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, under whose chairmanship, the Cabinet met announced that the government intended to collect Rs. 2,131 crore revenue from state...

May 2022

The war in Ukraine could impact how much your favourite beer costs

Some beer prices are climbing as most parts of the process cost more - from aluminum cans to transportation. The Ukraine accounts for about 20%...

Apr 2022

Diageo India reports continued growth momentum, thanks to premiumisation

In the unaudited third quarter, Diageo India has registered an increase in net sales of 15.9%, reflecting a strong quarter driven by resilient consumer demand...

Apr 2022

‘Nolo’ is soon going to froth in Asia

Specific to Asia, Carlsberg has five brands brewed in China and one in Malaysia, while it has made its presence felt in Hong Kong and...

Apr 2022

The Macallan unveils The Reach Single Malt Whisky

The Macallan has unveiled The Reach, an incomparable single malt whisky that reflects an extraordinary moment in time and exemplifies the enduring spirit that has...

Mar 2022

Russia’s alcohol market

As vodka comes under the spotlight amidst Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, IWSR takes a deeper look at the Russian alcohol market. Russia is the 4th...

Mar 2022

No discounts or offers on Alcohol in Delhi says Excise Department

Following complaints of congestion outside vents and the ongoing danger of COVID-19, the excise commissioner of Delhi advised liquor outlets in the city on Monday...

Feb 2022

Ambrosia Awards 2021 is like a booster shot to the alcobev industry

The Ambrosia Awards 2021, held on December 17 at Hotel Andaz, New Delhi, was an extraordinary event, held during extraordinary times. The alcobev industry was...

Feb 2022

Svami pays a tribute to the Legendary football player by collaborating with Amazon Original Series Maradona: Blessed Dream

Svami, a brand in the non-alcoholic beverage segment, has teamed recently with Amazon Prime Video's most anticipated football series on the legendary player, Diego Maradona....

Feb 2022

Bombay Sapphire launches bar quality ready-to-drink Gin & Tonic

Bombay Sapphire recently announced the launch of Bombay Sapphire & Tonic Ready-to-Drink (RTD), enabling its consumers to now enjoy the world’s number one premium gin...

Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh increases license fee, sets excise revenue target at Rs. 40,000 for 2022-23

Uttar Pradesh became the first state to announce its excise policy for the year 2022-23, setting an excise revenue target of Rs. 40,000 crore, up...

Feb 2022

Baileys predicts the mouth-watering treat trends for 2022

Global Brand Director, Jennifer English, looks at the trends which are set to take the world of treats by storm and why less but better,...

Feb 2022

Bira 91 partners with boAt to launch an exclusive ‘BOOM’ Audio Collection

Bira 91, one of India’s fastest-growing brands in its category, and boAt, India’s #1 Earwear brand (as per IDC India Monthly Wearables Tracker, November 2021...

Feb 2022

ISWAI propagates rationalisation of duties and policies

Ms. Nita Kapoor, CEO, International Spirits and Wines Association of India ( ISWAI, gives a holistic view and shares insights on various issues the industry...

Feb 2022

Dewar’s Scotch Whisky Celebrates its 175th Anniversary

Dewar’s Scotch whisky marked 175 years of Scotch-making recently. Over the course of these spectacular 175 years, Dewar’s has created some mighty fine products along...

Feb 2022

Indri - The Indian Single Malt

Indri – Trini is the first Single Malt expression to be launched from the house of Piccadily, which will be available to select customers in...

Jan 2022

The All-New Royal Challenge: A Smooth & Rich New Blend

Royal Challenge Whisky, India’s most aspirational whisky brand that’s known to challenge the norms, recently unveiled its brand-new renovation. The new Royal Challenge Whisky has...

Jan 2022

Château Fleur Haut Gaussens looking to launch in India

Château Fleur Haut Gaussens, located in Vérac, not far from Saint-Emilion, is the result of the heritage of a family of winegrowers. It was in...

Jan 2022

Oaksmith launched in Delhi

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...

Jan 2022

SWA announces Mark Kent as new Chief Executive

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced that Mark Kent, former British Ambassador to Argentina, will succeed Karen Betts as Chief Executive, when Karen leaves...

Jan 2022

Lotus Family Trust to pick up 7.13% stake in Tilaknagar Industries

Alcoholic beverage manufacturer, Tilaknagar Industries Limited (TI) in an intimation to the stock exchange has said that its Board of Directors has approved issuing over...

Jan 2022

Marking the Million Milestone: Royal Green Celebrates 10 Million Sales

Home grown Brand, Royal Green whisky from the house of ADS Group has crossed a massive milestone in the highly competitive Indian Made Foreign Liquor...

Dec 2021

Ambrosia Awards 2021

The 14th edition of INDSPIRIT 2021, organized by Ambrosia, the wine and spirit magazine, held on December 17th 2021 in New Delhi, came as a...

Nov 2021

Glengarry Highland Scotch Whisky

Not to be confused with the similarly named Glen Garry, Glengarry takes its name from the traditional Scottish bonnet worn for centuries, including the days...

Nov 2021

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple introduced in India

Consolidating its leadership position in the flavoured whiskey segment, Jack Daniel’s recently announced the introduction of Tennessee Apple in India. It will be the third...

Nov 2021

Bacardí Rum Launches Limited-Edition Five-Year Cask Finish Series with The Release of Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish

To kick off National Rum Day, Bacardí Rum recently announced it is expanding its premium portfolio range with the launch of a limited-edition Bacardí Reserva...

Oct 2021

MacRoys launches Extra Peat Blended Scotch Whisky in India

Macroys has launched its newest Extra Peated Blended Scotch Whisky in India which has been distilled, aged and blended in Scotland. Currently the whisky is...

Sep 2021

Blended, not stirred! Bacardí Rum celebrates with Limited Edition Fruity Frozen Cocktail Kits

Bacardí Rum has partnered with ‘Poptails by LAPP’ to launch a limited run of delicious Fruity Frozen Cocktail Kits for rum lovers to enjoy just...

Sep 2021

Carlsberg India enters wheat beer segment with Tuborg White

Carlsberg India enters the premium wheat beer segment with the launch of Tuborg White. This new Tuborg offering is beyond any ordinary lager. It is...

Sep 2021

Gujarat High Court admits petition challenging prohibition

The petition has argued that the government cannot decide what a person will eat or drink inside the premises of one’s house. The petition has...

Sep 2021

Bengaluru shows the recovery path, alcohol consumption on the rise

Let’s say cheers to the ‘Pub capital’ and ‘Microbrewery capital ‘of India, Bengaluru. It is showing the way to the country that the pandemic should...

Sep 2021

AIDA races to meet blending 20% of petroleum products by 2025

After the Prime Minister’s call to blend 20% of blending of petroleum with ethanol from 2030 there is an urgent rush to ramp up the...

Aug 2021

Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Single Malt Whiskies crowned as the Best Whiskies of the 2021

The 2021 edition of the International Whisky Competition was held from May 12- May 16 in Colorado, USA where a professional tasting panel comprising of...

Aug 2021

Allied Blenders & Distillers appoints Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy as Executive Deputy Chairman

Allied Blenders & Distillers Private Limited recently announced the appointment of Shekhar Ramamurthy as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the company with effect from the...