We are only two weeks into the new year and there’s already so much happening in the liquor land. Here we bring to you the first weekly roundup of 2018 and it’s as exciting as it can get. Read on to know what all happened in the alcohol world in the last week!
Haryana’s Excise Department’s Transformation: In the bid to check the role of middlemen, bring in transparency and more revenue to the state, Haryana’s excise department will transform into a corporation from April 1 onwards. The department will assume the role of the middleman and purchase Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) form manufacturers to be sold to the retailers. It will be interesting to witness the development in this arena, in the coming accounting year.
Head to The Velvet Room for a smooth nightlife experience: Delhi has become the hot-spot of unique and speakeasy bars and the latest one to be launched is The Velvet Room at Greater Kailash. They promise to bring together the best of pan Asian cuisine and cocktails that can knock your socks off. Very much inspired by old-school Asian décor, the red-black-gold theme gives it classy, old-school vibes. There is the main area, where you can dance your heart out and an upstairs area, where you can just sit calmly and enjoy some of your favourite drinks. With two separate bars, they ensure that you get the best service too! Head to Local Shopping Complex, Building 3, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash 3, New Delhi.
Of Violets, Leather and Cardamom: Move over super-foods and red-chillies in cocktails, we live in times where perfumes inspire the taste of drinks. The Pulitzer Bar in Amsterdam has put together three cocktails inspired by New York-based Le Labo’s classic offering – Santal 33. Each drink represents the ruling notes of the iconic scent – violet, cardamom and leather and also takes the same names. We would definitely want to get a taste of Leather!
Gender Equality! Say, What?: It appeared that the Sri Lankan Government sought to right the wrong when only a few days ago, the country’s finance minister Mangala Samaraweera announced the 4-decade long ban on women buying liquor being lifted. However, President Maithripala Sirisena reinstated the ban in the country on Sunday. Yes, that’s right peeps and the backlash on the ban being reimposed hasn’t stopped since, on various social media platforms.
A portable device to detect alcohol authenticity – Yes, please!: Contaminated alcohol has come to become a real issue across many countries and so has the sale of fake liquor, masked under names of leading brands. Two scientists, Kenneth S Suslick and Zheng Li from the United States have addressed the issue at hand. They have come up with a portable device comprising sensors that precisely detect fake or watered-down liquor. Now, who wouldn’t want to get their hands on that offering?