Gin Producers

NÄO Spirits

In 2015, the world was going through a “Ginaissance” and yet, two bar owners in Delhi who waited expectantly for the tsunami of Gin brands were left high and dry.

The country where Gin & Tonic was invented and where exotic gin botanicals are found in most home kitchens was still in the dark ages of Gin. If they wanted Gin, they were going to have to make it themselves.

They stepped out from behind the bar, got themselves a copper pot still and experimented with every spice, herb and fruit they could find. They found a lot, they distilled a lot, they tasted a lot and they fell down a lot.

With a little bit of luck and a lot of help, they found two recipes they loved enough to not just want to serve at their own bar but to take to the rest of the country and the world.

Address:NÄO Spirits & Beverages Pvt Ltd
16-D, Community Center,
Basant Lok,
Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi

NÄO Spirits Brands

Greater Than Gin

The only London dry gin made in India. Copper pot distilled with botanicals sourced from India and around the world. This gin has clean juniper and fresh lemon peel on the nose and a zing of ginger on the finish. In 2015, the world was going through a “Gin-aissance” and yet, two bar owners in Delhi who waited expectantly for the tsunami…
Hapusa Himalayan gin bottle - 2019 design

Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin

Distilled in India with foraged Himalayan Juniper and locally sourced botanicals, Hapusa is a gin that is uniquely Indian. In Sanskrit, Juniper is called ‘Hapusa’, and it is this which gives their Gin not only its name but its untamed aroma and flavour. Found near the snow line in the Himalayas, this elusive Juniper Berry provides a beautiful structure around…
Broken Bat Gin Bottle from NAO spirits

Broken Bat Gin

Broken Bat is a limited edition version of Greater Than Gin. It is the distillery's version of cask-aged Gin. Their classic gin has been aged with toasted Kashmir Willow sourced from crowd-sourced cricket bats and off-cuts sourced from a bat-maker in Kashmir. The Broken Bat is an ode to India’s love for cricket in a bottle of India’s first craft…

Further information

NÄO Spirits Distillery

Hidden away in the back corner of a massive bottling facility lies a tiny shed which the team at NAO lovingly call their distillery. What started off as a location to make sure their small guys stayed out of the way of the “real work”, has quickly turned into the place people hang around outside of, trying to get a…
Anand Virmani, NÄO Spirits

Anand Virmani, NÄO Spirits

Gin & tonic was the creation of the British in India. It was introduced as a way of making quinine – used to combat malaria – taste less bitter. But the Indian spirits market has always been dominated by whisky and rum. Is that about to change? We caught up with the Guild’s first member from India, Anand Virmani, who…