India can be ranked as one of the foremost countries in the world as far as consumption of liquor is concerned. It is the home of more than 120 crore people and every individual holds their own choice and habits. They are from different casts and different religions but prefer to enjoy any celebration together, beyond this boundary. In any festival or celebration, or party, alcoholic drink is one of the most required items. The enhanced rate of sale figure of liquor brands in India depicts the increasing demands of alcohol in this country. In addition, the craze does not confine to a particular brand or type. You can find in the country, consumers of every make, type, and brand of alcohol. As a result, whiskey is as much a favorite as rum or vodka or beer or wine.
Following is a listing of the top 10 brands of liquor available in India, along with their offer prices.
10. Imperial Blue
Seagram’s Imperial Blue is a favorite among most liquor – lovers of India. It ranks as the no. 3 premium whiskey. Its demand is growing at one of the fastest rates in the country. A much-loved blended whiskey, Imperial Blue comes in 1 liters, 75 cl, 37.5 cl, 18 cl, and 9 cl bottles. The whiskey is best enjoyed on the rocks, neat or with mixers along with all kind of Indian dishes. It is manufactured by Pernod Ricard and available at affordable price rate. It is easily gettable in maximum pubs and bars of India in a convincing price tag. It smells tasty and gives strong taste that creates a rich texture among the alcoholic lovers of this country. purchase from a retail shop or online to add more pleasure in your lazy night.
Price: INR 450 for 750 ml; 197 for 375 ml
Manufactured in India by the United Spirits Ltd., Bagpiper is a blended whiskey brand, an old darling and one of the highest selling brands in India. A popular whiskey at an affordable price, Bagpiper is best enjoyed with enough club soda and a lot of ice cubes. It is available in two variants: Bagpiper Classic and Bagpiper Gold and the most popular bottle sizes are 750 ml, 375 ml, and 180 ml. This is familiar for its classic taste and strong flavour. The alcoholic consumers of this country love this brand for its quality liquor production. Innumerable networks are stretched across all the cities of India. Get it from any local shop or order online. It is available at flexible rate and thus it becomes one of the great choices of this country.
Price: INR 301 for 750ml; 151 for 375ml; 75 for 180ml
8. Tequila El Agave Blanco Tequila
This tequila owes its extraordinary taste, smoothness, and quality to the triple distillation process that it undergoes. It is manufactured by El Agave Artisanal. Although rated as an uncommon favorite, this white, un-aged spirit is mature and transparent. It is the major drink of any celebration or party which is famous in the name of tequila shot. This brand is unique and is being renowned because of its different taste and rich texture. It is the first choice of any party reveler prior to other liquor brands. It is available in budget friendly rate almost in all bars, pubs and retail counters along with the facility of online shopping.
Price: INR 1600 (approximately) for 750 ml bottle
7. Royal Stag
Seagram’s Royal Stag is manufactured and distributed in India by Pernod Ricard, a well established French Company. A smooth blending of Indian grain spirits and Scotch malt, this is the best selling brand of its makers. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it does not use any artificial flavor, and is the first brand to do so. It is available in 1 lit, 750 ml, 375 ml and 180 ml bottle sizes. Numerous distributors are spread across the country and it is widely gettable in all shops and bars. It is quite in the range of your budget and you can purchase it from the online shop as well. It is a hard whiskey that is quite popular in India and it can emerge a long lasting effect. Get it from the local shop or buy it online.
Price: INR 483 for 750 ml; 243 for 375 ml; 121 for 180 ml
6. Old Port
This is a brand of deluxe rum manufactured by Amrut Distilleries Bangalore in India. Old Port Deluxe Matured Rum is distilled, aged and then bottled using 100% Indian Cane, giving it the very special exotic flavor. The rum tastes exquisite when mixed with cola, and even better with ginger – ale. It is available online or in local wine shop though it is quite expensive brand of rum. Get a bottle of Old port rum and the make the day in your name. Order online to grab various discounts on Old Port Rum.
Price: Starts at INR 254 for 750 ml
5. Old Monk
There are 7 variants of this age – old rum brand: Old Monk Legend – Limited Edition Rum, Old Monk White Rum, Old Monk Deluxe XXX Rum, Old Monk XXX Rum, Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum, Old Monk Supreme Rum and Old Monk Gold Supreme Rum. These are the names which are loved and appreciated by the common rum lovers of India. No one can imagine missing this top class rum when they plan for a party or weekend trip. Definitely it is one of the best rum brands in India. Old Monk is manufactured by Mohan Meakin. A light vanilla flavor and deep brown tint sets the brand aside. The product is inimitable, raw in quality, unique in taste and attractive in packaging too. It is available almost in every shop and bars at a decent price that makes it famous among the consumers.
Price: INR 354 for 750 ml; 179 for 375 ml; 89 for 180ml
4. Officer’s Choice
Officer’s Choice Blue and Officer’s Choice Black are the two variants of Indian whiskey by Allied Blenders and Distillers. This brand is classified as one of the largest liquor brands in the world. It offers quality whisky within the affordable range of budget. OC, as it is popularly called is made from Indian grains and not from molasses. Merely any other whisky can beat this brand in India compared to the same range of price. It is absolutely a proper amalgamation of taste and texture. Officer’s Choice is a brand set aside due to its affordability with class. It beat Smirnoff to become the world’s largest selling liquor brand in the year of 2014.
Price: INR 392 for 750 ml; 197 for 375 ml; 99 for 180 ml
Bacardi is the signature product of Bacardi Limited of Hamilton, Bermuda. It is no doubt the world’s favorite. The light taste and exceptional balance suggested that it could be served best with mint or lime and there would be a perfect mingling. Bacardi Rum is prepared with a proprietary strain of yeast that has freed it from the usual crudeness of smell and taste. It is in the top of the choice of youths in India. It is distilled and aged properly that makes this premium segment reserved for this rum brand Bacardi. The brand with its distinct aroma and flavor comes in many variants: Bacardi Gold, Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Select, and so on. It is quite expensive rum but worth its value by producing quality drink with rich texture. Trust this brand as it is one of the top ranked brand in alcohol.
Price:INR 495 for 750 ml; 248 for 375 ml; 123 for 180 ml
Kingfisher is one of the most famous and anticipated beer brands in India, widely accepted by the Indian youths. Manufactured by United Breweries Group, Kingfisher Beer comes in such variants as Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Strong, Kingfisher Strong Fresh, Kingfisher Draught, Kingfisher Ultra, Kingfisher Blue, Kingfisher Red, and Kingfisher Lager. It is in the top of all manufactured and imported beers in India. The beer of this brand is rich in taste and unique in aroma that makes it standard and keeps apart from others brand. It is the most trusted brand of beer for the Indians. The brand is highly popular with the young generation of beer drinkers because of its mildness and pleasant taste. Kingfisher Premium comes in 650 ml, 500 ml and 330 ml cans, pints or bottles. It is the best selling beer brand of India.
Price: INR 94 for 650 ml bottle; 58 for 330 ml pint
1. McDowells’ No.1
This flagship brand from United Spirits Limited is undoubtedly the most popular whiskey among Indians. The variants of whiskey include McDowell’s No. 1 Reserve Whiskey and McDowell’s No. 1 Diet Mate. The latter is claimed to be the first diet whiskey in the world. The company also manufactures rum and brandy. All are available in pint, nips, quartz, and bottles. It is placed as the top brand of alcohol in India due to its largest sale rate and quality products. The maximum share of alcohol sales in India goes to this brand. It manufactures various products in affordable price that makes it too famous among the users. It is known for creating record in selling products every present year more than the previous year. Thus it become the first choice of Indian drinkers and remains at the 1st spot in the list of popular liquor brands of India.
Price: INR 117 for 180ml; 59 for 90ml
Source of information on liquor prices: Approved rate list of Excise Department