Bagpiper is a brand of blended Indian whisky that has been available in India for over five decades. The brand is a part of the portfolio owned by United Spirits Ltd., a subsidiary of Diageo LLC in India.
The Bagpiper whisky brand belongs to the economy whisky segment. It is a very popular brand of whisky in the semi-urban and rural markets throughout the country.
History of Bagpiper whisky
Established in 1976 by Herbertsons Limited, Bagpiper is one of the oldest whisky brands in India that are still widely available today. United Breweries Group, the parent company of Herbertson Limited were prominent players in the alcoholic beverages in the market during that period.
Historically, Bagpiper has been a strong whisky brand in India, with sales figures rising consistently since it was first introduced. In recent times, the brand has suffered sagging sales figures after enjoying a prosperous spell that began in 2005. The Bagpiper brand of whisky was declared India’s largest selling whisky, a title it has since lost.
Currently, Bagpiper still ranks among the top ten highest selling Indian whisky brands in the country, behind the likes of more popular brands such as Imperial Blue, Royal Stag, Officer’s Choice and others.
Making Process of Bagpiper whisky
Like most Indian blended whiskies from the economy segment, the Bagpiper blend is created by combining imported Scotch malts with neutral spirits distilled from molasses. Whisky brands in India that belong to the premium segment blend Scotch malts with fine grain whisky, although brands such as Bagpiper opt for neutral spirit in order to lower the costs.
Alcohol Percentage in Bagpiper whisky
Bagpiper Deluxe blended Indian whisky carries an alcohol strength of 42.8% ABV, the standard limit for Indian whisky and other alcoholic beverages.
Awards received for Bagpiper whisky
Silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2016
Bagpiper Whisky Price
Bagpiper whisky price in India varies from state to state due to the difference in excise rules. However, the Bagpiper brand represents budget whiskies often termed whiskies under ₹500. But the price can also exceed over that value in some regions. You can check the exact Bagpiper whisky price online from the excise department website of your state or union territory where they release monthly liquor rate lists.
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Bagpiper Whisky Tasting Notes
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Bagpiper Gold Whisky
One of the oldest domestic whisky brands in India, Bagpiper Whisky is also quite an enduring whisky, being in the business since 1976 with voluminous sale proportions to this day.
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Bagpiper Whisky, which retails over 9 million cases a year, is an iconic brand by United Spirits Ltd. It is defined by a light malty aroma and smooth woody character and has been a popular choice among the masses since 1976. The Bagpiper Sardar has universal recall and is strong mascot for the brand. Bagpiper has over the past three decades established itself as one of the pioneers in creating communication that synergizes popular culture with Indian cinema. Bagpiper has become synonymous to heroism over the year the brand’s Bollywood associations have stood for victory of Good over Evil through purity of resolve.
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