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Mallya named ambassador for Indian whisky industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman of the United Breweries Group, has been announced as an ambassador for the Indian whisky industry in 2007.

The Icons of Whisky regional event was held at the ITC Maurya in New Delhi - all winners will go through to the global icons ceremony to be held in London on February 28 2008.

Since 2001, the event has been held in Scotland and the US but last year it expanded its reach with awards in Canada, Ireland, Japan and now India.

Damian Riley-Smith, Paragraph Publishing MD, said: "I congratulate the winners in the inaugural India Icons of whisky Awards. They represent the extraordinary enthusiasm and excellence in the business across the region that undoubtedly reflects India's passion and growing market for good Whisky."

Other winners on the evening included Pernod Ricard India - taking home distiller of the year - and the Bombay High in Mumbai, which won whisky bar of India 2007.