Grab These 12 New & Best Beers, Gins, Whiskeys & Wines In India If You Are Too Bored Of Those Usual Alcoholic Drinks
By Eashita Gupta
Updated - Aug. 16, 2018
6 min read
When it comes to alcohol, everyone has different choices. Some like the sweet-bitter beer while some prefer the tartness and freshness of the wine. The sales of super premium and craft spirits continue to sizzle whatever the occasion is but, aren't you getting bored sipping those same usual drinks? There has been an entry of many new drinks in the Indian market which all the spirits lover need to try. For young millennials, it's also time to seek out new craft and super-premium drinks. Here is the list of 12 new and best beers, gins, whiskeys, and wines in India that you need to try right now.
It is an authentic Trappist beer and is recognized by the International Trappist Association. Chimay is brewed within the walls of Trappist Monastery, under the supervision of monks who are also responsible for making and then marketing the beer. The first beer was produced by the monks of Chimay in 1862 and it was in 2013 that it was marketed for the first time. Currently, only 2 versions are available in India - Chimay Gold Blonde Ale and Chimay Red Dark Ale.
Currently Available: Mumbai, ₹550 a pint
Delirium is one of the most popular Belgian beers out there and is easily recognizable due to its pink elephant logo and ceramic bottles. A trip to Brussels is incomplete without a trip to the Delirium Café which serves over 2000 beer! It has an incredibly high volume of alcohol and is exported worldwide. The two flavors available in India are - Delirium Tremens Belgian Strong Blonde Ale and Delirium Nocturnum Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
Currently Available: Delhi and Mumbai, ₹450 a pint
This beer was set up so that the makers could brew the beer they would like to have - flavorful, authentic and made with high-quality ingredients. Simba beer is made in small batches using finely crafted recipes and not formulas. The packaging of this beer is dark and simple yet very attractive.
Currently Available: Delhi and Goa
Erdinger is an iconic German brewery and for their new wheat beer, they have crafted Sommerweisse which is made through a process which brings out the flavor and mildly aromatic bitterness particularly well. This beer is aromatic but still remains true to the traditional style. They have also designed a special glass for this beer so that the hop aromas and delicate flavors can be enjoyed to the fullest.
Currently Available: Delhi for ₹200
Established in 2017, Thirsty Beers aims to bring back origin to the art of beer and brews. Simona is Thirsty Beer's second product which is a premium wheat beer offering with aromas of banana and a clove-like spiciness. It is a favorite in summers and is brewed using pure wheat malts and live yeast.
Currently Available: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Goa
Monkey 47Gin comes from Germany's Black Forest. It is a highly complex dry gin whose flavors demands serious attention. This gin has been produced since 2008 and is mademainly of cranberries. An absolute high-class spirit, it has a robust flavor. The number 47comes from the number of vegetable ingredients that goes into this gin. This gin makes sure that you keep coming back to it for more and more.
Currently Available: Mumbai and Delhi, ₹4800 for 500ml
7. Stars Of Bombay
This gin is a 2015 small batch addition to the Bombay’s bestselling gin Bombay Sapphire range. Star Of Bombay gin is presented in a modern and beautifully packaged bottle with exquisite detail. The botanicals in this gin are similar to that of in Bombay Sapphire, this being more punchier and earthy.
Currently Available: Karnataka, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi for ₹5700
8. Greater Than
Greater Than is the only London dry gin that is made in India. The botanicals which include juniper, coriander seeds, ginger, lemongrass, fennel, chamomile, orange peels are sourced from India and around the world and makes it quite citrusy. It has already become a huge hit and has a perfect balance of zest and zing.
Currently Available: Goa and Bangalore, ₹1450 a bottle
9. Belstar Cult Prosecco
Prosecco is an Italian white wine and the new addition to the Prosecco portfolio is the Belstar Cult Prosecco which comes from the grand old house of Bisol. The sweetness varies from very dry to medium-sweet and has rich fruitiness which is balanced with a crisp acidity. Apart from the taste, the luxurious bottle will make sure that you are coming back for it.
Currently Available: Mumbai
J'NOON range of wines emerged when passion met inspiration. This is the first collaboration between Jean-Charles Boisset and Kapil Sekhri in the Indian wine industry where the wines are made on Indian soil and then are served all over the world. J’NOON is an artistic take on the Urdu word ‘Junoon’, meaning 'passion' and is a limited edition collection with only 2400 bottles of red, white and sparkling wines.
This is US's number one Bourbon from Michter's Distiller in Louisville, Kentucky. Michter's Bourbon whiskey is made in small batches, which means no more than two dozen barrels. Top quality stuff, brimming with caramel, vanilla and fruit notes, the sweetness comes first and it ends with smoky flavors. This whiskey has simple and classic packaging and is enjoyable with few cubes of ice.
Currently Available: New Delhi, Maharastra, Chennai, Rajasthan, Bengaluru
12. Jameson Caskmates
Jameson Caskmates is an Irish whiskey overall having an interesting twist to an old favorite. This whiskey is partly aged in Stout barrels due to which it has strong coffee and cocoa characteristics. On the palate, it initially tastes sweet and is quickly complemented by the subtle touch of hops and cocoa beans. It is a unique and interesting Irish whiskey which you need to add on your tasting list now!
Currently Available: Delhi and Mumbai
Now don't wait and head over with your gang and enjoy these new varieties of alcoholic drinksand thank us later! These drinks will lift your mood up instantly and you are not gonna regret trying these. Available in few cities now, they are gonna spread to other parts as well very soon.