Diwali Cheers! 20 Extraordinary Liquors To Elevate Your Festive Gifting Game

by Mallika Khurana
Diwali Cheers! 20 Extraordinary Liquors To Elevate Your Festive Gifting Game

Embark on a journey through the world of extraordinary spirits and wines, where tradition and innovation merge to create liquid works of art. As the festival of lights, Diwali approaches, there’s no better way to celebrate the season of joy and togetherness than by indulging in the finest liquors or by gifting them to your loved ones. Let’s explore the captivating tales behind these exquisite elixirs, where every bottle is a masterpiece waiting to be uncorked and every sip is an adventure in taste and luxury.

Best Liquors That Make For A Perfect Diwali Gift

1. D’YAVOL Single Estate Vodka


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Imagine the epitome of exclusivity in a bottle. D’YAVOL Single Estate Vodka, a true work of art, is a spirit for those who appreciate the finer things in life. This vodka is meticulously crafted from 100% winter wheat on a single estate in Poland. But what sets it apart is its filtration process, which goes beyond the ordinary. It uses rare black pearls found only in Tahiti, giving the vodka an unparalleled level of smoothness. Each sip is an experience, a masterpiece of precision and luxury, destined to become the choice of the most discerning vodka connoisseurs.

Cost: ₹5,000 for 750 ml bottle

2. Baileys

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Baileys is the epitome of indulgence and pleasure. It’s where the essence of Ireland, rich chocolate, and vanilla notes unite with the smooth embrace of Irish whisky and Irish dairy cream. With each sip, you’re transported to a world of complete deliciousness. It’s not just a liqueur; it’s a velvety smooth experience that delights your senses with a complex chocolate aroma and a creamy, chocolaty finish. Baileys is the ultimate grown-up treat, perfect for those who appreciate the sweet side of life.

Cost: ₹2500 – 3500

3. Antiquity

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Antiquity is the embodiment of tradition and elegance, artfully captured in a cobalt blue bottle. The heron on the label symbolises inspiration and imagination, inviting you to soar to new heights. But it’s not just about the stunning packaging; this whisky’s taste is exceptional. It’s a blend of malts that unfolds in beautiful layers, revealing a captivating depth of flavour. Tradition and contemporary elegance converge in this exceptional liquor, making it an ideal Diwali gift for those who appreciate the beauty of both the past and the present.

Cost: starting at ₹1000.

4. Johnnie Walker Blonde

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From the world’s No. 1 Scotch whisky brand comes a surprise taste of sunshine. Johnnie Walker Blonde is a new variant that redefines whisky for the modern generation. It’s all about being light, bright, and doing things right. Crafted using whiskies predominantly matured in first-fill American oak casks, this whisky is versatile, well-rounded, and made for mixing. The sweet, fruity flavours burst into life when paired with a kick of lemonade and a slice of orange. It’s the perfect companion for casual sundowner moments with loved ones, bringing a touch of brightness to every sip.

Cost: available on request

5. Johnnie Walker Black Label: Air-Ink Edition

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This isn’t just a bottle of whisky; it’s a work of art. Designed by acclaimed artist Shilo Shiv Suleman, it showcases a bespoke piece of artwork illustrating a vivid vision of Delhi. What’s even more remarkable is that the design is created using AIR-INK technology, which converts pollution into ink. This collector’s edition is a testament to Johnnie Walker’s commitment to a progressive future. Inside the bottle, you’ll find the famous Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, known for its bold and vibrant Scotch flavours, offering a unique blend of creamy toffee, sweet fruit, and spicy vanilla, all wrapped in sweet smoke.

Cost: available on request

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6. Chateau Indage Wines


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Make your Diwali gift memorable with luxury packed in a wine bottle. Chateau Indage wines are made from the best quality grapes, and they’re perfect for creating and enjoying refreshing cocktails and sangrias with family and friends during the festive season. Among their offerings is the Marquise de Pompadour Brut, a sparkling wine crafted from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Ugni Blanc. It’s creamy, crisp, and refreshing bubbly, and it’s the first award-winning Methode Champenoise in India.

Cost: ₹1,399 for 750 ml

7. Indri Diwali Collector’s Edition 2023


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Indri is a proud homegrown single malt brand from India, and its Diwali Collector’s Edition has earned the Best in Show, Double Gold at the prestigious Whiskies of the World Awards. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, it’s a peated Indian single malt made with Indian six-row barley and matured in PX Sherry casks. The result is a sensory journey with hints of smoke, candied dried fruits, toasted nuts, subtle spices, oak, bittersweet chocolate, and more. It’s a truly exclusive and exceptional expression, symbolising the finest in Indian whisky craftsmanship.

Cost: available exclusively in Haryana, for ₹9000

8. Absolut Limited Edition Pack

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Absolut’s limited-edition bottle designed by Osheen Siva is a celebration of self-expression through art and design. Retaining its unique character, Absolut vodka remains a popular choice worldwide. Whether you prefer to enjoy it straight or in a creative cocktail, this vodka is known for its versatility and exceptionally smooth mouthfeel.

Cost: available on request

9. Campo Viejo Tempranillo


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Campo Viejo Tempranillo offers a Spanish wine experience that’s rich in aromas and pronounced in intensity. It presents a palate of red fruit, vanilla, and cocoa, leaving a long and flavourful finish. This wine pairs beautifully with a range of dishes, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the complexity and depth of Spanish wines.

Cost: available on request

10. Jacob’s Creek Sparkling: Chardonnay Pinot Noir

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Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir is the embodiment of light and elegance. It boasts a lovely bouquet of lemon, citrus, and red apple aromas, with notes of bread and nougat. Whether enjoyed on its own or with appetisers, it’s a wine that promises a delightful experience, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Cost: available on request

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11. Camikara 12YO


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Camikara is India’s first pure cane juice rum, setting a new standard for Indian rum. What’s truly exceptional is that it’s the first Indian rum to win a gold medal at the prestigious IWSC Awards 2023. The name, derived from the Sanskrit term for ‘liquid gold,’ signifies the true value of this exquisite creation. Unlike most rums, which use molasses or by-products of sugarcane, Camikara is naturally aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 12 years, bottled at a strength of 50% ABV, and contains no added sugar, flavour, or colour. It’s a celebration of India’s rich heritage and culture.

Cost: ₹6,000/- (Haryana)



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D’YAVOL INCEPTION is not just a whisky; it’s a masterpiece of blending and sophistication. Skillfully harmonising delicate peat, opulent sherry, and smoky notes, this blended malt Scotch whisky is tailored for connoisseurs with a discerning appreciation for intricacy. Handcrafted in the heart of Scotland, it expertly combines eight distinct single malts from the Highland, Islay, Lowland, and Speyside regions. It’s now available in select premium liquor outlets in India, inviting enthusiasts to savour the complexity and depth of this exceptional whisky.

Cost: ₹9,800 for 750 ml

13. Hapusa by NAO Spirits


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Hapusa, the gin that captures the essence of the Himalayas, is a superb choice for those who appreciate exotic flavours. The use of Himalayan juniper berries and other indigenous botanicals creates a gin that’s truly one-of-a-kind. With hints of gondhoraj lime, fresh turmeric, raw mango, and more, it’s a contemporary gin that’s a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation. The untamed flavour of juniper combined with these unique ingredients makes it a perfect companion for Diwali celebrations.

Cost: ₹2,676

14. Cutty Sark

For those who enjoy a lighter, more vibrant whisky, Cutty Sark is a stellar choice. Its meticulous blend of single malts and high-quality grain whiskies results in a light and refreshing character that’s perfect for those who savour a clean, well-balanced whisky. The harmonious combination of vanilla and citrus fruits in Cutty Sark creates a unique and delightful taste that’s sure to stand out among your Diwali gifts.

Cost: ₹2,390

15. Bushmills 12-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whisky

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The Bushmills 12-Year-Old Single Malt is a complex and approachable Irish whisky that’s perfect for connoisseurs and newcomers alike. With its deep amber colour and rich flavours derived from ageing in various casks, it offers a delightful combination of dried fruit and nut flavours. It’s a liquor that embodies the warmth and hospitality of the Irish, making it a great Diwali gift.

Cost: ₹6,999

16. Hayman’s Peach & Rose Cup


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This delightful London dry gin with notes of peach and rose is the perfect choice for those who love refreshing and fruity cocktails. Made in small batches, it’s a versatile spirit that’s ideal for sharing with friends and family at outdoor gatherings. Whether you’re enjoying it at a picnic or a BBQ, this gin will add a burst of bright natural fruit flavours to your celebrations.

Cost: ₹5,700

17. 1800 Tequila Cristalino Tequila


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This crystal-clear añejo tequila is the epitome of luxury and sophistication. Crafted from 100% Weber blue agave, it’s aged in French and American oak barrels before finishing in port wine casks. The result is a tequila with the complexity of an añejo and the smoothness of a blanco. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails, it’s a perfect way to elevate your Diwali celebrations.

Cost: ₹15,000

18. Highbury Classic Whisky

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Highbury Classic Whisky, an American blended whisky, is a crowd-pleaser with its layered complexity. It offers an aroma with hints of berries, caramel biscuits, and a touch of peat. The palate is a delightful mix of raisins, stone fruits, cinnamon spice, and vanilla, culminating in a smooth, satisfying finish. This whisky is the perfect companion for those who appreciate a balanced and flavourful drink.

Cost: ₹850

19. Greater Than


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Greater Than is not just another gin; it’s the first craft gin and the only London Dry gin made in India. It boasts clean juniper notes with fresh lemon peel and a hint of ginger. Paired with tonic water and flavour mixers, it’s perfect for creating refreshing cocktails that you can enjoy with your family during the festive season. A truly unique and homegrown choice for Diwali celebrations

Cost: ₹1750

20. Skull X Platinum Vodka


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Crafted with care and precision, Skull X Platinum Vodka is the result of meticulous distillation and filtering. It offers a smooth and elegant taste with notes of wheat and floral on the nose, followed by delicate sweet and spicy notes on the finish. This vodka is an exceptional liquor for those who appreciate the finer things in life, making it a memorable Diwali gift for Diwali.

Cost: Delhi: ₹4450; Gurugram: ₹3400

These liquors are more than just beverages; they are the perfect gift for Diwali this year!

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