We all need that time every now and then when we can consume some spirits and umm, get into high spirits. We’ve all had crazy drunk stories to tell the next day and whether it is to bond with your friends and business partners over a solemn drink or to go all wild and crazy at a pub, we need them! So here’s taking a look at the fifteen top selling Indian Alcoholic drinks.
1. Four Seasons Wine
Established in 2006, this brand has red, white and rose wines in its collection; which varies from Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel. A winner of several awards, Four Seasons wines is perfect for any formal occasions.
2. Sula Wine
This wine brand also has Champagnes in its collection; in addition, to several types of white, red and rose wines. This brand is also the leader in Indian wine industry; with over 70% market share.
3. Blender’s Pride
Described by many whiskey aficionados as ‘smooth and smoky’, this is sure to be on any whiskey loving Indian’s list. Offering the smoothness of a fine scotch and yet friendly on the pocket, Blender’s Pride is one of the top selling whiskeys in the country.
4. Royal Challenge
This blend of Scotch and Indian malts became the first whiskey in the country to cross the 1 million cases sales mark in a year; in 2004. With a rustic grainy flavor, this goes down well with some nice kebabs.
5. Royal Stag
Being easily recognized by the iconic stag logo, Royal Stag, is the third most selling whiskey in the country.
6. Officer’s Choice
Light on the pocket while high on the kick! Officer’s choice is actually the everyman’s choice. That’s why it is the largest selling whiskey in the world!
7. McDowells No. 1
With affordable Whiskey, Rum and Brandy under its banner, McDowells No. 1 is the largest selling umbrella spirits brand in the world!
8. Mansion House
Again, very light on the pocket; this Brandy is perfect for a cold night. Just have a peg of this with some warm water and feel the magic!
With a light malty aroma and a hint of a smooth woody character, owing to the use of malt spirits specifically matured in pre-identified American oak casks; this Indian whiskey is one of the oldest ones around.
With its beautiful blue bottle, Antiquity has been a favorite of whiskey lovers for almost a quarter of a century now. It is one of the most sought after whiskey brands in the country.
Available in two variants, this whiskey is a perfect blend of Scotch and Indian spirits. It’s like that touch of Scotland to a desi feel. The octagonal bottles are something one can’t miss.
12. Blue Riband
This lemony gin goes down well in a wide range of cocktails. Or if you are someone with rustic, old-school tastes, then a measure of this gin with a glass of tonic water is bound to leave you in high spirits.
13. White Mischief
This youthful vodka is the largest selling vodka in India and is a favorite among all the drinkable age youth in the country.
No party is complete without downing a few bottles of this golden delight. Light and slightly hoppy, this beer has been the king of good times for four decades now!
15. Old Monk
To make a list like this without including this is nothing short of a blasphemy. With a distinct vanilla flavor, this dark rum has been a favorite of the armed forces for 60 years now. It was the largest selling rum in the world; till it was overtaken by Mc. Dowells in 2013. Even now, if any Indian says ‘rum’, it only implies Old Monk.
Disclaimer: Alcohol Consumption Is Injurious to Health.