India, one of the largest spirits consuming and producing countries in the world, has never had it easy when it comes to the matter of alcohol.

Pernod Ricard now expects the decline in full-year profits to be less severe than initially anticipated as a result of cost control and resilient sales.

Not long ago, India was known as a country that produced whisky from molasses, and the majority of sales came from the category of spirits called IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor).

Liquor stores across India reopened this morning after the country moved into a new phase of its coronavirus lockdown.

Pernod Ricard has pledged Rs 15 crore ($2 million) to boost healthcare facilities across India as it prepares to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

India comes in from the cold

02 February, 2018

Indian whisky producers are becoming increasingly confident as drinkers recognise the spirits for their quality. now, says Dominic Roskrow, they’re set to take the next step up.

Diageo and its subsidiary in India, United Spirits (USL), has announced phase II of the Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme in India.

India is to host a generic pavilion at the London International Wine Fair.

Diageo has announced shareholders of United Spirits Limited have approved the preferential allotment to Diageo, at a price of INR1440 per share, of new shares amounting to 10% of the post-issue enlarged share capital of USL.

India: Beam launches cognac

13 September, 2012

Beam has launched its Courvoisier age statement cognac collection in India at Delhi Duty Free Services.

Indian whisky

09 July, 2012

The market for whisky in India is huge, but local brands have the lion’s share due to the exorbitant import tariffs. Christian Davis reports

Rexam, the can maker, has announced that it has been chosen by Beam Global Spirits and Wine India to provide the can for its new Teacher's ready-to-drink variant.

Billed as its super-premium expressions, Beam has released Teacher’s 25 Year Old and Teacher’s Highland Single Malt to global markets.

Patrón Spirits International has teamed up with Mumbai-based agent Aspri Spirits to distribute its portfolio of tequila, vodka and rum in India.

The importance of the so-called emerging markets such as those in China, India, was underlined by the Pernod Ricard management  team in individual briefings in London today (Tuesday September 6), following the announcement of the group’s annual results last week.

Indian distributor Radico Khaitan is to launch Japanese whiskies the Yamazaki 12 year old and Hibiki 17 year old in India.

India gets Belgian beer

08 February, 2011

Belgian beers Duvel and Liefmans have been launched in India.

Diageo has announced a host city for the final of its World Class 2011 bartender competition. Delhi, India, will play host to the final of what has been dubbed “the Oscars of the industry”.

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has announced that the ‘Napa Valley’ name has been granted Geographic Indication Status (GI) in India.

Diageo brand Smirnoff has announced ‘country pairings’ for its global nightlife exchange project.

Brooklyn Brewery, New York’s craft beer company, has launched Brooklyn Lager and East India Pale Ale in India.

The 2010 Drinks International Millionaires research has been compiled. Based on sales volumes for 2009, this year saw a record number of brands on the list – 162.

India: United Spirits has crossed the milestone of 100 million cases for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

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Nick Strangeway

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