5 New Desi Alcohol brands
1. RAHASYA VODKA
Made in Goa, Rahasya is a pure homegrown drink made from locally-sourced ingredients like wheat grain, and corn. Crisp and light.
Price: Rs 850 for a 750ml bottle
2. NILGIRIS INDIAN DRY GIN
There’s been a boom in homegrown gin brands lately. Coming from a house that gave us Amrut Single Malt Whisky, Nilgiris unique list of botanicals includes betel leaf, tea and more.
Price: Rs2,464 for 750 ml
3. MAKAZAI RUM
Makazai translates to ‘I want’ in Konkani and once you taste it, you would surely want it. Bottled in Goa, and available in two variants, Makazai’s white rum has natural notes of flower and sugarcane, while the gold rum has a creamy texture with notes of honey, cinnamon, praline, vanilla and more.
Price: Rs 1,000 for the white rum (Bartender’s Edition) and Rs 1,300 for the gold rum (Tribute Edition) in Goa
4.CLEARLY GOOD GIN
Clearly Good Gin has a clearly great trick up its sleeve: Its blue hue turns pink when you add any citrus to it. The drink is packed with botanicals like Himalayan juniper, green chili, cinnamon, black pepper, and more. It’s also surprisingly easy on the pocket.
Price: Rs245 for 350 ml in Goa
5. BLACK BOW HIMALAYAN WHISKEY
Crafted by Ginglani Distillers in Solan, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Black Bow Himalayan Whiskey has a woody oak character and nutty notes. It’s been around for two years and been such a hit in the Capital, the distillery now plans to launch a second blended whisky, Woodsmen, in the semi-premium segment. While that’s coming soon, Black Bow will also soon be available in regions beyond the northern belt.
Price: Rs 900 for 750 ml in Delhi