The Rise of Indian Gin
Gin from India (including elements from the Himalayas, which might excuse the use of the pun “Peak gin”), is a growing category, with a number of new brands taking advantage of local juniper and other local botanicals.
Gin Guild Warden member Anand Virmani, of Goa based NAO Spirits & Beverages, presents a view on these new challengers, including those of his own company, from the country that launched the winning combination of gin and tonic.
Anand Virmani helped kick start the Gin revolution in India by launching the country’s first Craft Gins – Hapusa, a contemporary Himalayan Dry Gin and Greater Than, a classic London Dry Gin. Over three years, he has been distilling these award-winning Gins and taking them and their stories across the country and the world.
The brands featured in Anand’s presentation are:
- Greater Than – 43%ABV (40% for Export) by Nao Spirits & Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
- Hapusa – 43%ABV by Nao Spirits & Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
- Stranger & Sons – 43%ABV by Third Eye Distillery Pvt. Ltd.
- Jaisalmer – 43% ABV by Radio Khaitan Ltd.
- Pumori – 43% ABV Fullarton Distilleries Pvt Ltd
- Samsara – 43% ABV Spaceman Spirits Lab Pvt Ltd
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