Sip, swirl and enjoy the teen patti party as you pour your favourite spirit
October has arrived, bringing with it the joyous Diwali season. The festival of lights is almost here and we can already feel the gushing energy in the air! The streets will be lit up with lights, and homes will be filled with sweets and gifts to share. And to celebrate this festival let’s stock up our home bar with these spirits. Let’s celebrate the spirit of flavours this festive season with a plethora of alcohol brands to bring the much needed modern yet flavourful twist to your celebrations.
Hapusa by NAO Spirits-
Hapusa meaning Juniper in Sanskrit is the first gin to be made with the Himalayan juniper berry. The untamed flavour and aroma of the juniper triumphs in the gin and is further complemented by other indigenous botanicals such as the gondhoraj lime, fresh turmeric, raw mango, ginger, cardamom, almond and coriander seeds. Found near the snow line in the Himalayas, the elusive Juniper Berries provide a beautiful structure to the gin while the turmeric and the delectable raw mango make Hapusa, a unique contemporary gin.
Greater than by NAO Spirits
This first craft gin and only London Dry gin made in India. The white spirit made with botanicals sourced from all across the world tastes of clean Juniper with fresh lemon peel on the nose and a zing of ginger on the finish. The light alcohol paired with Tonic water and flavored mixers can be used to prepare and enjoy refreshing cocktails with your family this festive season.
Inspired by two hundred years of London distilling history, the creation of Sipsmith balances modern technology with traditional recipes and techniques. With the finest quality botanicals sourced from all over the globe, Sipsmith is crafted with a technique known as ‘one-shot’ distilling and is a perfect balance of 10 unique botanicals that make it smooth enough for a Martini, yet rich and balanced, perfect for a G&T. A quintessential expression of the London Dry Gin, every bottle of Sipsmith is handcrafted in genuinely small batches and every drop is lovingly laboured by hand, by dedicated distillers.
India’s first International Blended Whisky, brings the best of east and west in a bottle. A celebration of craftsmanship and global collaboration, it is a fine balance of smokiness, sweetness and smoothness all put-together with world class Japanese precision. Created by master blender Shinji Fukuyo, with his experience of more than 30 years of creating some of the world’s most awarded whiskies. The name – Oaksmith® is a tribute to this craftsmanship, and the fine oak casks the whisky’s were aged in.
Bowmore, Islay’s oldest distillery, is home to the world’s oldest whisky maturation warehouse, The No. 1 Vaults. Crafted to perfection in this legendary warehouse for over 240 years, Bowmore 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a delicate blend of citrus notes and mellow honey, teasing the brand’s trademark peat smoke notes all the way. The culmination of this symphony of flavours leads to a titillating experience of the senses. The 12-Year-Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been awarded a Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 and International Spirits Challenge 2017
Suntory Whisky Toki
Toki signifies "time" in Japanese. The House of Suntory’s fourth Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo brought the grain component of the blend from the Chita distillery, where the heavy-type grain whisky is distilled only twice on column stills, and is sweet and vanilla-rich in its unblended state. He sourced the malt component from the Hakushu distillery, which produces light, fruity malt similar to many Speyside distilleries. These seemingly dissimilar but deeply accordant whiskies, together with select Yamazaki malts for additional depth and complexity gave rise to the exquisite, silky taste, distinctive character and bold innovation of the blended Suntory Whisky Toki.
Jim Beam Black
Jim Beam®, the world’s most loved Bourbon, re-launched Jim Beam Black in a brand-new avatar. The full-bodied bourbon is extra-aged and more premium with an enhanced level of elegance and refinement that’s meant to be sipped and savoured. The 86-proof bourbon whisky spends years longer in American White Oak barrels than the original Jim Beam, offering the spirit its full-bodied flavour with notes of warm oak and smooth caramel. It is also available in a new contemporary looking bottle.
Tiger Hill Merlot Shiraz
This Dry Red Ruby red coloured wine with a violet tint, brilliantly clear, there are ripped red fruits on the nose reminiscent of cherry, blackcurrant and coffee. There are complex aromas with fruits like blackcurrant and cherry blended with coffee, chocolate and butter. Tannins are soft and smooth, medium to full-bodied wine with a persistent taste at the end. It’s Aged in French oak.
Rich fruity wine with a hint of peaches. Its oak maturation process gives the wine an elegant and complex finish with woody overtones. It is aged in: 80% in French oak barrels and 20% in stainless steel tanks. It is a type of Dry White wine
Rock Paper Rum
Rock Paper Rum is here to spread cheer to your house parties. Inspired by the classic game of taking a chance, Rock Paper Scissors, this is a tribute to the risk takers who are changing India as we know it. Craftily made with locally-sourced sugarcane and artfully blended with rare botanicals, this rum is made in small batches. This triple-distilled rum made with a rare blend of botanicals upholds interesting notes, with an unwavering focus on quality. It’s disruptive, and sports a bold, playful and punchy attitude with a sense of being premium yet affordable.
Available in two variety - The Indian Spiced Rum, Coastal White Rum the former is elegantly spiced nuances that are made in small batches and is dark and mysterious, and a perfect way to escape after a long hard day while the later ) is refreshingly woody & sweet with a hint of vanilla, this vibrant rum is artfully blended and made in small batches. It is perfect for white spirit lovers and cocktail mixers who yearn for an adventure in classic subtlety, It can be best enjoyed with cocktails or as shooters.