Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol. Alcoholic beverages are divided into three general classes: beers, wines and spirits. Today, Indian beer is brewed at various places in the country and is mainly top-fermented. Indian rums have developed a reputation for smoothness and flavors. The demand of India’s Alcoholic Beverages products like Beer Made From Malt,

Wine, White Wine, Other Wine Included Grapes, Other Alcoholic Beverages, Brandy, Whiskies, Rum, gin and other Gin etc. has increased in global market. India is the third largest market for alcoholic beverages in the world.There are 12 joint venture companies having a licensed capacity of 33,919 kilo-litres p.a. for production of grain based alcoholic beverages. Around 56 units are manufacturing beer under license from the Government of India.The two segments in the liquor segment, country liquor and Indian Made Foreign Liquor, both cater to different sections of society. Low-income groups consume in rural areas and the former, while the middle and high income groups consume the latter.

Maharashtra has emerged as an important state for the manufacture of wines. There are more than 35 wineries in Maharashtra, and around 1,500 acres of grapes are under cultivation for wine production in the state. The Maharashtra Government has declared wine-making business as small-scale industry and has also offered excise concessions.
The individual products under this sub-head are as below:
Wine White Wine
Other Wine Included Grapes Brandy
Whiskies Rum
Gin and other Gin Pepsi
Coke Soft Drinks
Mineral Water  
India Facts and Figures :
The country has exported 239127.51 MT of Alcoholic products to the world for the worth of Rs. 2,005.13 crores during the year 2015-16.
Major Export Destinations (2015-16) : United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore and Netherland during the period.