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Jono
06-30-2009, 13:02
India is the world's largest whiskey market and China is developing:

http://www.foodanddrinkeurope.com/Consumer-Trends/India-consolidates-position-as-number-one-whisky-market

http://www.minnpost.com/globalpost/2009/06/26/9851/whiskey_trail_now_runs_through_china

Can domestic distillers meet future demand?
What will be the impact on domestic prices and availability of certain premium products?
I suppose the possible impacts are a good reason to buy now and hold for future contingecies...budget willing.

I am glad Four Roses now distributes more product domestically but I would hate to see the prior practice of exporting the best and leaving the U.S. market with fewer premiums and more blends. The Scottish distillers have been able to meet worldwide demand...but the price reflects it.

jburlowski
06-30-2009, 15:45
Of course what they call " whisky" in India, is what the rest of the world calls "rum".

Lost Pollito
06-30-2009, 16:08
Of course what they call " whisky" in India, is what the rest of the world calls "rum".
Except for a new distillery called, "Amrut". Lightly peated single malt that is actually pretty darn good.

Frodo
07-02-2009, 18:50
They also make a heavily peated CS version that I tried. WOW!!!

Luna56
07-02-2009, 22:57
An Indian friend of mine tells me they drink a lot of Scotch in India. Makes sense, seeing as how India was colonized by the British.

Cheers!



Of course what they call " whisky" in India, is what the rest of the world calls "rum".

tommyboy38
07-03-2009, 04:26
It would make more sense if India was colonized by the Scottish.

Josh
07-03-2009, 04:39
It would make more sense if India was colonized by the Scottish.

The Scots were already on board when the colonization started. Plus the English drink a lot of Scotch too.:grin:

Lost Pollito
07-03-2009, 08:53
An Indian friend of mine tells me they drink a lot of Scotch in India. Makes sense, seeing as how India was colonized by the British.

Cheers!
And that's why those Brits like Curry with there fries. :cool:

callmeox
07-03-2009, 09:07
And that's why those Brits like Curry with there fries. :cool:


OMFG, chips with curry sauce = the ultimate post drinking food

Luna56
07-03-2009, 09:38
Well, on the surface maybe. The British drink a lot of tea. The bulk of which comes from India. Tea plantations will often shade the tea plants with big rosewood trees. Eventually they get cut down and the harvested wood is often sent to the U.S. to be used in guitarmaking. Symbiosis at its finest! ;)

Cheers!


It would make more sense if India was colonized by the Scottish.

cowdery
07-03-2009, 15:00
Most predictions for the robust growth of both Scottish and American whiskey in the coming years depend on penetrating China and India, and on both of those economies continuing their strong growth. Indian consumerism seems to be coming along nicely but the Indian government continues to protect its domestic distillers in defiance of international agreements. That hasn't been a problem with China so far, but Chinese consumerism is less developed.

So nothing is certain. It's a tightrope act, because the cost of under-producing and the cost of over-producing are equally high.

Single-Barrel
07-04-2009, 16:10
They also make a heavily peated CS version that I tried. WOW!!!


MMMMMM!!! PEAT GOTTA LOVE IT!!:cool: