Think of liquor in India and the name that immediately comes to mind is Radico Khaitan, which today stands tall amongst the key players. One of the largest players in the Indian Spirits industry, it was formerly known as Rampur Distillery which was established in 1943.
The company has always been on a mission to provide consumer with quality products and services by using state-of-the-art technology and in the process ensuring competitive leadership and building timeless brands.
Largest Indian Alcoholic Beverage Company
Radico Khaitan is also one of the oldest whisky distillers in India with a reputation for quality and innovation and the ability to grow brands internationally. To date, it has produced various Whiskies including 8PM Whisky – the first Indian whisky to be blended with Scotch, Other Indian Grain Whiskies include After Dark Whisky, Whytehall, Gold Supreme, Crown, etc.
The company has extensive manufacturing facilities across India including five distilleries at two locations. With a combined Distillation capacity of over 13 million Litres per month, Radico is one of the largest Alcohol Distillers in Asia.
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DR. LALIT KHAITAN
CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR
A veteran of the Indian liquor industry (over 45 years), Dr. Khaitan oversees the entire business of Radico Khaitan.
He has been instrumental in improving quality standards and seeking and achieving customer satisfaction, leading to substantial growth in sales and revenues, and increased market shares. In the process, he has succeeded in transforming Radico Khaitan from a small, behind-the-scenes player to one of the most profitable in its sector, and a sought-after partner by leading international liquor brands seeking to enter the Indian market. His unique management style has helped maintain Radico as an open, ethical and transparent organisation.
Dr. Khaitan has been widely recognised for his contribution to the liquor industry. He has been associated with a number of developmental projects, has represented India with several international delegations, and is involved in social & educational activities across India .
DR. LALIT KHAITAN is currently:
- Chairman, U.P. Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Senior member, Managing Committee, ASSOCHAM
- Member, Managing Committee, All India Distillers Association
- Member, Managing Committee, U.P. Distillers Association
- Member of the Standing Committee of PHD Chamber
- Chairman, Northern Region Development Council, ASSOCHAM
MR. ABHISHEK KHAITAN
Mr.Abhishek Khaitan is a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Production) from Bangalore, and has done a Managerial Finance & Managerial Accounting course at Harvard, USA.
He joined Radico Khaitan in 1997, and supervised the establishment of the company’s Marketing Division in the same year. The first brand to be launched by the division, 8 PM Whisky, was a runaway success. In the first year alone, it sold one million cases – a record for any Indian or foreign brand operating in India. This also made it the first brand in the liquor industry to make it to the Limca Book of Records.
Under Abhishek Khaitan’s leadership, Radico Khaitan’s brand portfolio is wide and deep, with brands that straddle almost every market segment, taste preference and price category.
To recognize Mr.Abhishek Khaitan’s contribution to Indian Industry, Economic Development & Research Association bestowed the Bhartiya Udyog Ratan Award on him. The World Economic Progress Society has honoured him with the National Industrial Excellence Award.