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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...

Jun 2023

Severe drought and extreme heat pose a new threat to wine production

Average production volume is expected in the EU, with positive performances recorded in Italy, France, and Germany, which balanced out the low harvests expected in...

Jun 2023

Bacardi promotes Stephanie Macleod to drive premiumisation and growth of its whisky business

Bacardi is promoting Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender for its portfolio of Scotch whiskies, to a newly created role as Director of Blending, Scotch Whisky –...

Jun 2023

Bacardí Rum appoints Roberto Ramirez Laverde as Global SVP

The world’s most awarded rum welcomes back Roberto Ramirez Laverde as Global SVP, Bacardĺ rum, effective immediately.  Roberto takes on an open role following the...

Jun 2023

Beam Suntory Launches Regenerative Agave Program for Carbon Capture in Tequila Industry

Beam Suntory recently announced that it is launching a first-of-its-kind pilot programme within the tequila industry to explore regenerative agricultural practices in the agave fields...

Jun 2023

Carlsberg Group appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Carlsberg Group recently announced that Jacob Aarup-Andersen will join Carlsberg as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Cees ’t Hart, who will retire by the end...

May 2023

The Macallan reveals a new edition of The Harmony Collection celebrating the world of coffee

The Macallan has recently unveiled the second edition of The Harmony Collection- Smooth Arabica. This limited annual release will be available exclusively at the Delhi,...

Apr 2023

In Landmark Change - Tamil Nadu Govt allows serving alcohol at Stadiums, Conferences, Events & Celebrations

The Tamil Nadu DMK government has issued a notification dated March 18, 2023 amending the Tamil Nadu Liquor (Licence and Permit) Rules of 1981 to...

Mar 2023

Taylors Wines foray into Indian market

Taylors Wines (known as Wakefield Wine) has entered Indian market through one of the leading Indian importers – Ace Beveragez Private Limited. Promised Land Shiraz...

Mar 2023

Delhi extends Old Excise Policy by 6 Months

The Kejriwal led Delhi Government made an announcement today that the old excise policy for Delhi is being extended for further six months. In the...

Mar 2023

CaSa de Spirits launches Fentiro in Goa

CaSa de Spirits Pvt. Ltd, launches its first ever range of spirits under the ‘Fentiro’ brand on December 1st, 2022 in Goa. Its initial launch...

Mar 2023

ABD launches Jolly Roger Rum in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan

Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited, the largest Indian spirits company has extended its deluxe rum Jolly Roger to Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Jolly Roger offers...

Mar 2023

Bira launches Hill Station Cider Ales

• Under ‘House of Bira 91’, the brand plans to experiment with fast growing premium beverage categories in India   • The ‘Hill Station Hard Cider...

Feb 2023

KALS launches Asio Vodka

With the vodka market on the upturn, KALS has launched their new Indian Made Vodka, Asio Vodka in the Tamil Nadu market. The vodka is...

Feb 2023

Pernod Ricard to acquire Código 1530 Ultra Premium and Prestige tequila

Pernod Ricard recently announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of a majority shareholding of Código 1530 Tequila, a range of Ultra-Premium and...

Jan 2023

The House of Suntory Introduces Hibiki Blossom Harmony, a limited-edition blended whisky

The House of Suntory, the founding House of Japanese Whisky, recently announced the release of Hibiki Blossom Harmony, a limited-edition blend featuring whiskies finished in...

Jan 2023

Diageo acquires premium cold brew coffee liqueur, Mr Black

Diageo recently announced that it has acquired Mr Black, the Australian premium cold brew coffee liqueur. Mr Black was launched in 2013, by designer Tom...

Jan 2023

KALS launches Foster's nationally post Acquisition

As a company KALS has been growing organically and inorganically acquiring breweries and distilleries along the way. With the acquisition of Foster’s in India, the...

Jan 2023

Air India Pee Gate, Review of in-flight Alcohol Service

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

Jan 2023

Dubai slashes 30% tax on Alcohol

What that means to an Indian Tourist or International Traveler? In a landmark announcement, starting 1st January 2023 Dubai has scrapped their 30% municipality tax...

Nov 2022

Diageo India initiates removal of mono cartons of VAT 69, Black & White and Black Dog

In line with its initiative Society 2030: Spirit of Progress and its 10-year ESG action plan, Diageo India will be initiating a phased removal of...

Nov 2022

ABD launches ‘ICONiQ White Whisky’ in Metaverse

Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD), the domestic alcobev company, has launched of its new whisky “ICONiQ White” on the metaverse, before the offering becomes available...

Oct 2022

Beam Suntory unveils renewable energy-powered Jim Beam Expansion

Beam Suntory will invest more than $400 million to expand production at its Booker Noe distillery in Boston, KY, which produces Jim Beam. This expansion...

Oct 2022

Campari Group Launches X-Rated in India

The Campari Group recently launched its popular fusion liqueur ‘X-Rated’ in the Indian market. Known for its unique bottle shape, bold pink liquid, sweet and...