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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...

Oct 2022

Brown Forman to purchase Gin Mare brands

Brown‑Forman Corporation recently announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase the Gin Mare brands from Vantguard and MG Destilerías. Upon completion of the...

Oct 2022

CAG flags Rs. 58-crore loss as Excise department failed to ensure IMFL yield

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has detected failure on the part of the Excise department to notify norms for production of Indian Made Foreign...

Oct 2022

Homegrown gin brand DOJA won silver in the prestigious Gin Masters Awards under the super premium category

The Gin Masters is an annual judging of gin that is conducted by the Global Spirits Masters Competition. The annual series, conducted in partnership with...

Oct 2022

Pernod Ricard and JCDecaux sign an unprecedented Data Technical Alliance

Pernod Ricard and JCDecaux, recently launched an innovative digital partnership in data management through the roll-out of a solution called Data Portal. This solution enables...

Oct 2022

United Breweries launches new Heineken Silver in India

United Breweries, the country's largest beer manufacturer and part of the Amsterdam-based Heineken group recently announced the launch of Heineken Silver, a smooth and refreshing...

Oct 2022

Diageo acquires Vivanda, owner of flavour matching technology behind ‘What’s Your Whisky’

Diageo recently announced it has acquired Vivanda, owner of the technology behind Diageo’s digital ‘What’s Your Whisky’ platform and the Journey of Flavour experience at...

Oct 2022

No More Liquor allowed from Goa in Maharashtra?

Liable for Criminal Charges As per reports Maharashtra’s Excise Department will now, not allow to carry even 1 alcoholic bottle from Goa into Maharashtra. The...

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...