Weekly Round-Up: Unsobered Happenings From Around The World

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The world’s certainly in high spirits and we bring you the latest happenings in the alcohol world, from around the globe.

Desi News

Per capita alcohol consumption in India doubles in a decade

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It seems like we Indians simply love our alcohol. According to a WHO report, we didn’t stop at 2.4 litres of alcohol in 2005. We went from strength to strength with the figure standing at 4.3 litres in 2010 and reaching the 5.7 litre mark in 2016.

Mumbai to get new fruit variant of cider style alcoholic beverage

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Mumbai-based fruit beverage company, Fruzzanté has released two new variants in its vegan beverage range made cider style. Instead of apples, Fruzzanté has fermented fruits like chikoo and pineapple to create an impressive new range of cider style beverages.

Bid adieu to Smirnoff and VAT 69 for 2 years in Delhi

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There’s bad news for all you Smirnoff and VAT 69 lovers in the capital. Due tothe duplication of barcodes by United Spirits, the Delhi government financial commissioner has blacklisted the manufacturer from liquor shops in Delhi for two years.

Videsi News

Fly high with Aviation Gin thanks to Richard Branson and Ryan Reynolds

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Sir Richard Branson, Founder and CEO of Virgin Atlantic, is set to take his brand to new heights. Actor Ryan Reynolds and Branson were spotted in the video launch for Reynold’s ‘Aviation Gin’, that will be available on Virgin Atlantic flights. Talking about “high” flying and how!

Winter is coming! And so is Johnnie Walker’s White Walker Whisky

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The White Walker whisky, a blend of two single malt scotches from Cardhu and
Clynelish distilleries in northern Scotland, is meant to be served freezing cold.
When put in a freezer, the iconic 750ml bottle’s white and blue thermochromic
pigmented ink will glow, a nod to the colours emitted by the eyes of the show’s
wicked White Walkers.