India does consume a lot of alcohol, and the consumption is bound to increase on festivals like Holi, Diwali and national holidays. Whiskey is among the favourites among the various available alcohols, in this article we will learn about top 10 whisky brands in India.
The prices mentioned below are an estimate and varies according the amount of ML you purchase.
1.Mc Dowell’s No.1 Reserve
At the top of the list of whisky brands in India we have Mc Dowell’s No.1 Reserve. The brand was launched in 1968 and is a part of United Spirits Ltd. It is available in three variants, Diet Mate, Platinum Whisky and Reserve. It has slowly and steadily managed to grab the Indian market and has become a fan favourite among Indian drinkers. A bottle should cost you Rs. 250-1500.
2.Officer’s Choice Whisky
The second name in the list of whisky brands in India is Officer’s Choice. It is a part of ABD (Allied Blenders and Distillers). It is considered to be the largest spirit brand in the world. It is made by blending the best of Indian neutral spirits with malt spirits. The brand was launched in 1988. A bottle should cost you Rs.100 – 500.
Bagpiper is the third brand to make it to list of popular whisky brands in India. It is a part of United Breweries. The brand was launched in 1976, it is one of the most popular and trusted brands in India. It is available in about three variants.
4. Royal Stag
The fourth brand on the list of popular whisky brands in India is Royal Stag is popularly known as RS. A bottle of Royal Stag would cost you Rs.160-750. The brand was launched in 1995 and is owned by Pernod Richard, a French company. It has an amazing fan base in India.
5. Original Choice
It is among the most popular brands in India, the brand is owned by John Distilleries from Goa. The brand has been involved in a controversy as because the brand name is in quite similar to Allied Blenders and Distiller’s officer’s choice.
6. Old Tavern
Old tavern is not as popular as other whisky brands in India, but enjoys a good share of drinkers in states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. A bottle should cost you anywhere between Rs.150-500, which is highly affordable. Apart from India, the brand is also sold in some African countries.
7. Haywards Fine
This is another United Breweries brand to make it to list of popular whisky brands in India. The brand is becoming increasingly popular in India as well in foreign countries like Africa and Middle East. A bottle of Haywards Fine should cost you around Rs.250 (Higher prices for more ML).
8. Seagram’s Imperial Blue
Thanks to the brands intensive marketing the brand has gained popularity in no time! The brand was launched in 1997 and has created an incredible fan base in India. The brand is owned by Seagram and is also known as Seagram’s Imperial Blue. The prices vary from Rs.400-800.
No, here we are not talking about time. To all who don’t know, 8PM is actually a brand owned by Radico Khaitan, which was earlier known by the name of Rampur Distillery and Chemical Company. The brand was launched in 1999 and has gained immense popularity as a result, it has made to the list of top 10 popular whisky brands in India.
10. Antiquity Blue
Antiquity blue is another brand which is owned by United Breweries. It is costly as compared to other whisky brands mentioned in this list, but it is still affordable. A bottle of Antiquity should cost you around Rs.750. The brand enjoys a mass majority of drinkers and is one of the most popular whisky brands in India.
So, these are the 10 most popular whisky brands in India.