The festive season is here, and what better than celebrating it with whisky and your loved ones. Of all the spirits that freely flow in India, whisky is something Indians are very fond of. Even Indian marriages and parties are incomplete without some popular whisky brands like Blenders Pride, Royal Stag and many more.
India’s love for whisky can also be witnessed by the sales of international whisky brands in India. Despite the presence of a plethora of whisky brands in India, Indians are ready to shell out extra bucks for international whisky brands.
There is a saying in India that goes like, “Whisky is something that sets noob drinkers apart from gentlemen.” So, for all the gentlemen out there, we have handpicked the most popular whisky brands in India, which will not just fit in your budget but will give you an everlasting taste as well.
Here is the list of top 5 whisky brands that are performing exceedingly well both in terms of quality and voluminous sales in India:
1. Blenders Pride
Blenders Pride surely is one of the popular whisky among the premium
whisky brands in India. Blenders Pride's smooth and smoky taste adds life to
family get-togethers. Launched in 1995, Blenders Pride still does not use
any artificial flavors and is known for its old authentic taste. It is
made by blending scotch malts from Chivas Brothers and select premium
Alcohol Percentage in Blenders Pride whisky: 42.8% ABV
Blenders Pride whisky price in India: Under Rs 1500
2.McDowell’s No.1 Whisky
McDowell’s No.1 Whisky is the leading economical whisky brand in India. It is created by blending imported Scotch malts and locally produced malt whiskies. Due to its cheaper price, it is found in both urban and rural parts of India. McDowell’s also claims that they sell approximately 52 million cases annually.
Alcohol Percentage in McDowell’s No.1 whisky: 42.8% ABV
McDowell’s No.1 whisky price in India: Under Rs 700
3. Royal Challenge
An amazingly smooth whisky famous across the whole country for its unique taste and velvet-like texture. Royal Challenge whisky is made by blending Indian grain spirits with scotch malts and a neutral grain spirit derived from molasses which gives it a long smooth finish powered with delicacy. Royal Challenge became the first brand to sell more than 1 million cases in the deluxe price segment in the year 2018.