Like the cuisine, monuments, and natural treasures, alcoholic beverages are also the part of the national identity of a country. Russians have Vodka, Greeks have Uzo, but which alcoholic beverage India has and how expensive the beverage is in India?
As many states allow drinking from the age of 18, the alcoholic consumption in India has risen up to 55% in the past 20 years. This is why prohibition in liquor results in 7% of the 7000 stores selling liquor being closed down, due to the misbehavior caused by the alcohol consumption. Some states even brought this to the next level, by totally banning sale and consumption of alcohol, so if you are thinking about visiting Nagaland, Manipur, Gujarat or Bihar, you may forget about drinking there. This is how the great opportunity for beverage producers was made to increase their prices.
Nowadays, when you come into some store in India, for the most expensive Whisky they have to offer will give 49,900 RS, or $766. You know we are talking about Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky King George V. And is it too much to give for 750 ml bottle? I don’t know, but I know that Chivas Regal Aged 25 Years Blended Scotch Whisky is, that is labeled as the second most expensive is twice less than Johnnie. To be more accurate, the 700 ml bottle costs 27,000 RS or $418 each.
If you are still looking for some Indian country to visit, here is the list of 7 most expensive alcoholic beverages in India you may want to skip if you plan on not spending the rest of your vacation without any money for entertainment left.