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Sorcerers of Spirits

Sorcerers of Spirits

Amrut Distilleries’ Ashok Chokkalingam switched from the sales side to Head Di... Read More
Earn local trust; stand strong

Earn local trust; stand strong

Early March this year saw things slowing down, and by mid-March everything came to a... Read More
Opening the floodgates to the North-East

Opening the floodgates to the North-East

Guwahati, the capital of Assam, now boasts of the largest retail store for alcohol be... Read More
A ‘flair’ to support the community

A ‘flair’ to support the community

The bar and hospitality industry has taken a big hit due to the disruptions caused by... Read More
No proven rules for success

No proven rules for success

The restrictions on guest seating and staff strength have brought the business down b... Read More
Never compromise to cut costs

Never compromise to cut costs

The seating cap does affect revenue, but we do understand that it’s what the si... Read More
Innovation better than cost-cutting

Innovation better than cost-cutting

The lockdown meant complete shutdown of business and we were left sitting on full inv... Read More
Optimism presents new opportunities

Optimism presents new opportunities

Health and safety is an important consideration for any workplace as it’s a hig... Read More
Opportunity to personalise service

Opportunity to personalise service

Since we must all follow physical distancing protocols, we have reduced our covers an... Read More
A ‘bubble’ for clients’ safety

A ‘bubble’ for clients’ safety

The journey over the last few months has been fairly decent and restrictions on guest... Read More
Help yourselves stay afloat

Help yourselves stay afloat

Currently, we look at the restrictions on guest seating and staff strength affecting... Read More
Use tech for sustainable business

Use tech for sustainable business

For Byg Brewski, the challenge of reduced seating has not been such an issue because... Read More
Mead Queens turn passion into beverages

Mead Queens turn passion into beverages

The alcoholic beverages industry is going through some very exciting times. The artis... Read More
Hot Shots: Indian brands compete in Premium whiskey segment

Hot Shots: Indian brands compete in Premium whiskey segment

Oaksmith, Rockford, Hawkston, Sterling Reserve B7 and B10, Royal Green, Rockdove, Gol... Read More
Riding out the Covid-19 downturn

Riding out the Covid-19 downturn

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things. Not so long ago the Rs. 4.25-lakh-c... Read More
Rum Resurgence: Cane to curated spirit

Rum Resurgence: Cane to curated spirit

In 2015, I visited the German Rum Fest in Berlin. I was taken aback by the proliferat... Read More
Go for Gold, says Ian Burrell

Go for Gold, says Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell is Global Ambassador for the rum category, one of the most acclaimed and... Read More
Of rum, rains and cozy cocktails

Of rum, rains and cozy cocktails

Rum has always been a spirit that Indians have adored since time immemorial. No matte... Read More
Beer growlers on the prowl!

Beer growlers on the prowl!

Did you ever wonder how the name ‘growler’ for beer containers came about... Read More
‘Strange Times’, new measures & mixes

‘Strange Times’, new measures & mixes

Stranger & Sons gin from Goa’s craft distillery is always looking for excit... Read More
Positivity a must for survival

Positivity a must for survival

The crippling nationwide lockdowns and continuing restrictions on sale of alcoholic b... Read More
Maharashtra leads; will other follow?

Maharashtra leads; will other follow?

The beleaguered alcohol industry in Maharashtra had something to cheer about with the... Read More
It’s tough going for imported brands

It’s tough going for imported brands

The nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the bus... Read More
‘Whisky Wise’: promise of new experiences

‘Whisky Wise’: promise of new experiences

When it comes to curating whisky experiences in India we would like to believe that S... Read More
‘Vocal for Local’ a boost for Indian wines

‘Vocal for Local’ a boost for Indian wines

Ever since the lockdown on 22nd March, restaurants had already started shutting down... Read More
Think hard, but work smart

Think hard, but work smart

Covid-19 has probably been the biggest curse on the food and beverage industry ever s... Read More
Adversity is the Mother of Change

Adversity is the Mother of Change

If we all had a dollar for every time somebody said, “These are unprecedented t... Read More
Fresh impetus for beer from sorghum

Fresh impetus for beer from sorghum

The Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) in Hyderabad has come up with an init... Read More
Survey: Brewpubs are here to stay

Survey: Brewpubs are here to stay

The craft beer industry in India has taken off over the last few years, and a large p... Read More
BrewDog set to blaze trail across India

BrewDog set to blaze trail across India

The world’s No. 1 craft beer brand by revenue and an independent trailblazer, S... Read More
BEER BONANZA: Uncovering India’s growth opportunities

BEER BONANZA: Uncovering India’s growth opportunities

The beer industry in India, currently weighs in at upward of 350 million cases (2018-... Read More
Global whiskey brands make beeline for India

Global whiskey brands make beeline for India

Scotch whisky is on a high in India, the 8th largest market for Scotch worldwide in v... Read More
Frozen cocktails from Sucre des Terre

Frozen cocktails from Sucre des Terre

Picture this: a beautiful courtyard in South Bombay’s Race Course on a bright s... Read More
‘Big Boys’ can dance to innovation tune too!

‘Big Boys’ can dance to innovation tune too!

The increasing tempo of innovations in the spirits and beer sectors in the country ha... Read More
How Arundeep Sangla built his beer ‘Estate’

How Arundeep Sangla built his beer ‘Estate’

Arundeep grew up in Sunam (Punjab), and his Australian encounters spurred the desire... Read More
What it took to create the Bulldog brand

What it took to create the Bulldog brand

I was 6 years into my career on Wall Street but, despite things going well there, I w... Read More
Craft Sisterhood nurtures a new Indian gin brand

Craft Sisterhood nurtures a new Indian gin brand

There is little that is in common between ‘Strangers & Sons’ and most... Read More
At The Bombay Canteen, it’s always ‘hospitality first’

At The Bombay Canteen, it’s always ‘hospitality first’

Mumbai is a city of restaurants. It is an acknowledged fact that, given the time- con... Read More
GenNext-India leads the change

GenNext-India leads the change

Over the last decade in particular, the Indian alcobev industry has matured and evolv... Read More
Cheating the Angels!

Cheating the Angels!

For most dark spirits like whisky, rum and cognac, maturation is the key. High temper... Read More
Show me the way to the next cocktail bar

Show me the way to the next cocktail bar

Just like the rest of the food industry, the bar scenario in India is slowly but sure... Read More
From juniper to ingenuity

From juniper to ingenuity

It’s not possible to ignore gin anymore. And, hopefully, you aren’t even... Read More
India abroad: New strategy for brand acceptance?

India abroad: New strategy for brand acceptance?

It’s an interesting paradox that, given the size and promise of the Indian alco... Read More
Hop-ping Madness Brews A Storm In Us

Hop-ping Madness Brews A Storm In Us

The most popular craft beer in America for more than 15 years in terms of barrels pro... Read More
Craft beer goes kegging, canning, growling

Craft beer goes kegging, canning, growling

The beer market in India has radically changed in the past decade. There has been a s... Read More