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Old 17th May 2007, 13:20   #16
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Scotch is going to be more affordable in India very soon since under the WTO agreement India is reducing the 250-500% duties it had imposed on foreign liquor substantially.
That I know. But I was wondering how Mr. Mallya's acquisition will help the average whiskey drinker get a better tipple. Steer has a case, though I would love a discount on the real thing. LOL

The vintage stock that W&M itself held was valued at about 300M USD. So yeah that was a big deal. I just hope the UB group does not get too leveraged.

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Old 17th May 2007, 13:23   #17
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Sure thing. Only responsible bewdas though.
hey, I wonder how one qualifies to be that ....
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hey, I wonder how one qualifies to be that ....
By sleeping where you are .... and not driving.
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By sleeping where you are .... and not driving.
.. nice one , but then one of the toughest things to do ...
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Great show by Mr. Mallya! Seems we are taking on the world real soon.

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Absolutely. You always have the best suggestions for thread titles.
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.. nice one , but then one of the toughest things to do ...
Not really. Drink till you black out ... Done that quite often.
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Based on my limited understanding of things, isn't it impossible to have 'Scotch' made in India?
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congrats to mallya for now standing 3 largest hic hic manafacturer .

But, he should let others drink what he produces and not guzzle most of it himself, referring his increasingly large jowls
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who cares if scotch can be made in India or not...as long as we get to drink good liquor at Indian prices...im happy!!!
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Based on my limited understanding of things, isn't it impossible to have 'Scotch' made in India?
That is why he needs to blend it with spirits originating in Scotland. It becomes a blended scotch, which is basically what we call Scotch whiskey - a blend of Malt and Grain whiskys.

Except that we have very little grain whisky made in India - most of it sugarcane molasses based and colored to emulate whisky.
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congrats to mallya for now standing 3 largest hic hic manafacturer .
The UB group is actually the worlds second largest spirits company.
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Except that we have very little grain whisky made in India - most of it sugarcane molasses based and colored to emulate whisky.
What is Peter Scot? IMHO, that is the best Indian whiskey I have had. Goes down smooth even when neat. No where near scotch, but very affordable and I like the taste.
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What is Peter Scot? IMHO, that is the best Indian whiskey I have had. Goes down smooth even when neat. No where near scotch, but very affordable and I like the taste.
Peter scot is not the same as you used to get a few years back. IMO, its corruputed (steep decline in quality) and not fun anymore.

Latest sensation in indian scotch world is black dog and everybody is singing songs about "kala kutta"
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