Top 5 Companies with a Powerful Presence in the India Whiskey Market

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United Spirits Limited, Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd., Pernod Ricard India Pvt. Ltd., Radico Khaitan Ltd., and Jagatjit Industries Limited, among others, are the major players in the whiskey market in India.


As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the India whiskey market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 due to the changes in lifestyle and increasing urbanisation.


There is an expected growth in the Indian whiskey industry due to the changes in lifestyle of the people, urbanisation, and modernisation. Skilled employees living in cities like to socialise, thus weekend parties also contribute in the increasing demand for whiskey from the young population. There has also been in increase in demand for high-quality premium whiskey which is further driving the India whiskey market. In the upcoming years, increased production of aged whiskey in barrels and single-malt whiskey will also benefit product consumption.


Along with the states of Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, and Goa, whiskey is also commonly consumed in southern states of the country. India is a large whiskey producer in addition to being a significant consumer.


One of the most popular whiskeys in India is Officer's Choice by Allied Blenders & Distillers Pvt. Ltd. Due in large part to the success of their Officer's Choice whiskey, Allied Blenders and Distillers have strong sales across the country. They also have a strong delivery network, a pan-Indian production range, and 43 production and bottling facilities.


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Top 5 Whiskey Companies in India:

United Spirits Limited

Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Establishment: 1826


Under the name United Spirits United, Diageo India was incorporated in India. With 50 manufacturing sites spread throughout states and union territories in India, it is a leader in the alcoholic beverage sector. They have a diversified portfolio of premium brands. The company is a producer and marketer of alcohol beverages which includes brands like Signature, Johny Walker, Black & White, Black Dog, McDowell’s No. 1, Royal Challenge and many more.

United Spirits Limits has a technical centre with specialised laboratories with 25 experienced domain scientists who are responsible for bringing the firsts to the country like pre-mix gin, the first single malt manufactured in Asia, and many more.


Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Establishment: 2008


Allied Blenders is the third-largest Indian made foreign liquor and the largest domestic spirits company of India. They are the largest manufacturer of whiskey. Officer’s Choice, the flagship brand for the company, is the highest selling brand of whiskey. This makes them one of the largest exporters in the country by selling their products to over 18 countries across the globe. Their network consists of around 30 non-owned production units in addition to 9 owned bottling units and 1 owned distillation unit.


Pernod Ricard India Pvt. Ltd.

Headquarters: Gurgaon, Haryana
Establishment: 1994


With more than 18,500 workers worldwide, Pernod Ricard is one of the largest companies in the wine and alcohol industry. Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA. It leads with Seagram's whiskey, which produces varieties of Royal Stag Barrel Select, Imperial Blue, Blenders Pride, as well as numerous other high-end worldwide brands like Chivas Regal and Jameson Irish Whiskey.


Radico Khaitan

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Establishment: 1943


Radico Khaitan is the oldest and among the largest manufacturers of Indian made foreign liquor in India. They are a major bulk spirits supplier and one of the most admired liquor brands. It is one of the most prestigious companies, with over 15 brands and a very strong brand portfolio. It currently exports its products to over 85 countries. The company holds the capacity of producing over 157 million litres and operates through 28 bottling units, across the entire country.


Jagatjit Industries Ltd.

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Establishment: 1944


Jagatjit Industries Ltd. is one of the largest integrated distilleries that manufacture potable alcohol in Asia. It is India’s first producer of molasses and non-molasses based potable alcohol with in-house facilities for fully automated distillation plants. Being one of the largest Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) players in the country, the company manufactures, distributes, and sells an entire range of alcoholic beverages i.e., whisky, scotch, gin, rum, brandy, and vodka. They are also present in the international markets in various countries where they are involved in manufacturing or bottling of third-party brands.


*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

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