Tull-ee-ho! : A combination of the old hunting cry Tally Ho! and the colloquial Hindi drinking word "tullee". Also Indian for cheers.
Home || Bar Reviews || Cocktail Recipes || Booze Basics || Shop || Workshops || Bar Academy || Wine Academy

Tulleeho BevNews
(Beverage and Bar news, features and trends from around the world)
Sign up for the BevNews Newsletter


Raising spirits: the rise of small batch vodka
The Drinks Business - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Makers of small batch vodka have experienced a boom in sales that has taken some by surprise, including the distillers themselves.

Breezer serves aam panna, nimbu paani
Times of India - Friday, June 27, 2014
BANGALORE: Global brands have Indianized chips to burgers to pasta to conquer one of the biggest consumer markets. McDonald's, Lay's and Domino's, among others, have used Indi flavours to build flourishing businesses here. Now it's the turn of spirits giant Bacardi, with the introduction of aam panna and nimbu paani flavours, to accelerate growth of its ready-to-drink (RTD) brand Breezer.

New vermouths are crafted to go solo, mix well and stir memories
LA Times - Thursday, July 03, 2014
Sour and gooey. Sweet and syrupy. Yech! Just a few of the comments heard when I mentioned vermouth. The old-school aperitif and mixer of brandy-fortified wine steeped in myriad botanicals elicits strong — and often wrong-headed — opinions. There's a big difference between your grandfather's dusty vermouth and the edgy new generation from artisan producers.

Time Doesn’t Dim Its Sparkle - Tasting Dom Pérignon From Various Decades
New York Times - Friday, June 27, 2014
Time was the subject at a remarkable dinner recently at NoMad, featuring 16 vintages of Dom Pérignon Champagne. As complex a subject as time is for still wine, it's even more complicated for Champagne, which undergoes a second fermentation in a closed bottle after yeast and a sugar solution are added. As the yeast consumes sugar in the bottle, its byproduct, carbon dioxide, produces the bubbles that give Champagne its sparkle.

The 86 Company launches four spirits in the UK
Drinks International - Friday, July 04, 2014
The 86 Company has launched a portfolio of four bartender-focused spirits in the UK. Created in collaboration with bartenders and global master distillers, Fords Gin, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Tequila Cabexa and Caña Brava Rum were originally launched in the US in January 2013.

Glenfiddich 26-year-old launches
Drinks International - Friday, June 27, 2014
William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new Glenfiddich expression. Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old is matured exclusively in American oak bourbon casks for a minimum of 26 years.

Dutch govt steps into Mansion House brandy row
Times of India - Sunday, July 06, 2014
BANGALORE: India's fifth largest distiller Tilaknagar Industries has sought diplomatic intervention from the Netherlands to settle one of the longest running brand disputes involving Mansion House brandy.

Pernod to take desi whiskies to Africa
Times of India - Saturday, June 21, 2014
French alcoholic beverage maker Pernod Ricard is taking its Indian whisky brands Imperial Blue and Royal Stag on an African safari, marking a first for India's storied spirits market.

Indian spirits firms face skill shortage
Deccan Chronicle - Monday, June 09, 2014
Mumbai: The Indian spirits and wine industry is facing a shortage of skilled marketing and sales people like its global counterparts. To meet this shortage globally the Bordeaux International Wine Institute (BIWI), part of the INSEEC group has now decided to train students for the spirits industry with its new MBA course in Spirits Marketing and Management which will start later this year.

How Starbucks and CCD are squaring up for control of India’s coffee retailing mrkt
Economic Times - Sunday, June 08, 2014
The world's largest chain and India's No. 1 retailer are squaring up for control of the country's coffee retailing market.

Finalists for Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards revealed
The Spirits Business - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Following a rigorous evaluation of hundreds of nominees, 10 finalists for each category have been selected by American and international judging committees comprised of industry experts.

Drambuie up for sale
Drinks International - Thursday, May 22, 2014
Drambuie the scotch whisky liqueur is up for sale, according to the Financial Times newspaper.

Officer’s Choice is best selling whisky
Drinks International - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Officer's Choice is the best selling whisk(e)y in the world, thanks to 31 growth in 2013 that took the brand beyond McDowell's No.1 and Johnnie Walker.

Spirits market: Global majors say cheers to new India CEOs
Business Standard - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
As international liquor companies consolidate their presence in India, many of them are initiating changes at the top to improve sales and fight competition. In the process, they're taking a leaf from fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, who've not hesitated to change their senior managements at regular intervals in an attempt to usher in fresh and innovative thinking.

Allied Blenders and Distillers sells record 25 million liquor cases in FY'14
Economic Times - Thursday, May 21, 2015
MUMBAI: The Kishore Chhabria-promoted Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) has sold 25 million cases of liquor in FY14, a 24 per cent growth over the previous fiscal.

UB aims to push Heineken volumes
Mint - Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The firm to launch Heineken beer in cans and expand the distribution of the brew to Andhra Pradesh and Punjab in an attempt to maintain its high growth rate

After testing premium waters, ABD ready to fight Royal Stag
Business Standard - Sunday, May 11, 2014
In the last couple of decades, the Officer's Choice whisky brand has fuelled the fastest growth for Allied Blenders & Distilleries (ABD). The popular whisky from the Kishore Chabria-owned ABD has been termed as one among the five largest-selling whisky brands in the world, and of course, as the largest-selling whisky brand in India. Realising the potential of Officer's Choice, that sells about 20 million cases annually, Chhabria has decided to extend the brand to more variants. It had tested premium waters with Officer's Choice Blue.

Tilaknagar rejects ABD’s claim on Mansion House brand rights
Mint - Monday, May 12, 2014
Bangalore/Mumbai: Tilaknagar Industries Ltd has rejected claims by Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd (ABD) that the latter owns 50 of the rights of the Mansion House brandy label on the basis of a commercial arrangement with UTO Nederland BV (UTO), now known as Herman Jansen Beverages Nederland BV.

Scotch whisky group threat legal action against Indian blends
Economic Times - Monday, May 12, 2014
LONDON: Scotland's whisky manufacturers have vowed to pursue legal action against the extremely worrying quantities of cheap Indian blends being imported into the EU, posing unfair competition against genuine producers.

SABMiller plans to re-launch Foster’s to revive fortunes
Mint - Thursday, May 08, 2014
Bangalore: SABMiller India Ltd plans to re-launch its Foster's beer label to revive the fortunes of the first successful international beer brand in India and drive the company's growth in the country, according to three people familiar with the matter.

USL sells Whyte & Mackay for Rs 4,345 cr
Business Standard - Saturday, May 10, 2014
Diageo-controlled United Spirits Ltd (USL) on Friday said it would sell Whyte & Mackay Group, a manufacturer of whisky, to the Philippines-based brandy manufacturer Emperador Inc for £430 million (Rs 4,345 crore). The board of USL, at a meeting here on Friday, decided to sell the entire issued share capital of Whyte & Mackay Group to Emperador UK, a subsidiary of Emperador, a unit of Alliance Global, the world's largest maker of brandy.

William Grant & Sons India to roll out aggressive activation progamme for their single malts in hotels
Hospitality Biz India - Friday, May 02, 2014
After commencing commercial operations in India by converting the marketing services set up into a full-fledged sales, marketing and distribution office almost a year ago, William Grant & Sons, the UK based premium spirits company, which is known world over for sought after single malts like Glenfiddich and The Balvenie Blended Scotch like Grant's, Hendrick's Gin, etc., is gearing up to improve their pan-India distribution and tap the ever growing demand for premium spirits in the F&B establishments in India. As part of this strategy, the company has charted out a vigorous plans to roll out their F&B “activation programme” for hotels starting from July this year.

United Spirits in talks to sell Whyte and Mackay to Philippines Emperador
Mint - Monday, May 05, 2014
Manila: United Spirits Ltd, controlled by the world's largest distiller, is holding talks with Philippines' Emperador Inc. to sell the Whyte & Mackay spirits business. Emperador, a brandy maker that gets almost all its revenue from the Philippines, confirmed on Monday that it's in talks to buy the Scottish spirits company to expand outside its home market.

Cheers! Delhi may get its own brew-pubs soon
Pioneer - Thursday, May 01, 2014
Delhiites will no longer have to travel all the way to Gurgaon to enjoy freshly-brewed beer. Soon, tipplers in Delhi will have their own ‘micro-brew pubs' where they will be able to get their beer brewed to the specific taste they prefer in terms of flavour, bitterness, viscosity and other variables.

Chivas expands Glenlivet Nàdurra
Drinks International - Friday, April 25, 2014
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced it is expanding The Glenlivet Nàdurra brand. The range will feature different cask experiences as it aims to build on its development in the single malt whisky market.

Suntory completes $16bn Beam deal
The Drinks Business - Thursday, May 01, 2014
Japanese drinks group Suntory has finalised its US$16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc, creating Beam Suntory Inc. Its completion sees Suntory become the world's third largest drinks group, behind Diageo and Pernod Ricard.

Bourbon’s Masters of the Craft
New York Times - Thursday, April 24, 2014
With the approach of the Kentucky Derby, you can bet a lot of bourbon will be consumed. Nowadays, that's nothing new. Over the last decade, bourbon has been on the kind of streak that horseplayers can only dream about. This is particularly true of the most expensive bourbons: not merely high-end ones, but those that are super-premium, in the parlance of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, a trade association.

Anil Ambani, Singapore-based investor to buy 30% stake in Sula for Rs 200 cr
Economic Times - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MUMBAI: The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group is all set to pick up a significant minority stake in Nashik Vintners, the parent of India's largest winemaker Sula.

United Spirits Limited board seals $1billion W&M sale
Times of India - Thursday, April 24, 2014
BANGALORE: India's largest distiller United Spirits Limited (USL) is said to have finalized the divestment of its scotch whisky unit Whyte & Mackay (W&M) at a board meeting held in Dubai on Wednesday. The sale value, topping $1 billion, is expected to be formally announced soon, sources privy to the developments said.

Japan's Suntory, Tilaknagar in race to buy Imperial Spirits
Economic Times - Thursday, April 24, 2014
MUMBAI: Japan's leading beverages maker Suntory and Mumbai-based Tilaknagar Industries, which makes Mansion House brandy, are in race to purchase rival Imperial Spirits put on sale by private equity fund Lighthouse Funds, three people with direct knowledge of the development said.

Web Tulleeho

20 Questions : Read our interview with Ankur Jain, CEO, Cerana Imports

More 20 Questions

Tulleeho in the News

Times of India [Jan 20, 2011]

Times of India
Rich Indians acquire taste for fine wines, spirits

Washington Post [October 6, 2010]

Washington Post
Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Open Magazine [July, 2010]

Open Magazine
Chasing Beer

Browse by category

Tulleeho on Twitter