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One of the country’s oldest malt whisky distilleries, with a legacy of more than a century, the South Sea Distilleries, is scheduled to enter the Goa market with its expertise in crafting luxury single malt whiskies and spirits.

Started in 1885, South Sea Distilleries, has been a trailblazer in the world of fine malt spirits, distilling fine-quality single malts even before the niche alcohol segment became globally popular.

According to Viraf Chinoy, a third-generation entrepreneur, South Seas Distilleries upgraded its distillation process by embracing cutting-edge technology sourced from Stewart McBain, a Scottish distilling expert, in 1999 to produce small batches of exceptional single malts, which have earned accolades from Master Distillers worldwide.

In 2005, the installation of India’s largest Copper Pot Stills for distillation allowed South Seas Distilleries to capture the essence of raw ingredients, transforming them into refined spirits with distinctive profiles. In 2007, South Sea Distilleries also constructed India’s largest maturation warehouse at Dahanu in Maharashtra, despite the nascent market for single malts at the time, demonstrating a passion for innovation and a long-term vision for the popularity of single malts.

South Sea Distilleries is now set to launch its own alcohol labels in Goa, a state already known as a popular hub for alcohol manufacturing and sale in the country. This development underscores the Distillery’s  adaptability and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of discerning individuals and connoisseurs of fine spirits.

“Celebrating our legacy is not just about the years we’ve marked but also the stories we’ve distilled, the challenges we’ve aged through, and the relentless pursuit of crafting spirits that stand the test of time. South Seas Distilleries is not just a name; it’s a commitment to excellence, a symphony of tradition and innovation echoing through four generations. As we embark on the journey ahead, let us toast to the spirit of resilience, the essence of artistry, and the unyielding pursuit of the finest,” according to H. V. Chinoy, founder of South Seas Distilleries.

In 2018, South Seas Distilleries garnered international acclaim within the industry by being selected to craft the first single malt whisky in India for one of the leading global producers of single malt whisky. As of 2023, South Seas Distilleries continues its obsessive pursuit of the finest, crafting exceptional luxury single malt whiskies and spirits. With craftsmanship skills honed across four generations, South Seas stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of spirits.