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Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey Peaks New Heights with Rs 12.5 Crore Funding

Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey, a fast-growing Indian whiskey brand known for its unique Himalayan origin story, secures Rs 12. crore in Series A funding. The investment will fuel expansion, marketing, and product innovation, propelling the brand towards becoming a major player in the Indian5 whiskey market

Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey Peaks New Heights with Rs 12.5 Crore Funding

Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey Ascends with Strategic Funding

Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey, a rising star in the Indian whiskey scene, has successfully secured Rs 12.5 crore in a Series A funding round. This significant investment, led by Finfirst Group and Anthill Ventures, will empower the brand to accelerate its growth trajectory and solidify its position within the thriving Indian whiskey market.

 

A Blend of Experience and Fresh Perspective

 

The funding round garnered participation from a diverse group of investors, including established names like Nikhil Vora of Sixth Sense Ventures and industry veterans like Chaitanya Rathi, former COO of Sula Vineyards, and Shantanu Deshpande, Founder of Bombay Shaving Co. Notably, existing investors Nitin Kaushal and Chakradhar Gade, founders of Country Delight, reiterated their confidence by doubling down on their investments.

Adding another unique layer to the funding is the involvement of the core team from Ginglani Distillers, the parent company of Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey. This 10% participation from industry stalwarts like Joseph Jacob (ex-AB InBev), Sunil Thakur (ex-Paul John), and Harpreet Bali (ex-DS Group) signifies their belief in the brand's potential and their commitment to its success.

 

A Mountain of Opportunity: Tapping into a Growing Market

Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey, led by its passionate founder and CEO Shivam Ginglani, has carved a distinct niche for itself by capitalizing on the burgeoning Indian whiskey market. The brand's core identity revolves around its unique Himalayan origin story, resonating with a new generation of whiskey drinkers – millennials and Gen Z. Their focus on authenticity, quality, and captivating storytelling has garnered significant traction in a short span of time.

 

Within just two years of its launch, Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey has achieved impressive sales figures, exceeding 30 lakh bottles sold primarily in Delhi and a few other states. The company's growth trajectory is nothing short of phenomenal, with a staggering 400% increase in sales witnessed during FY23. This momentum positions them to surpass a remarkable Rs. 50 crore mark in gross sales by the end of FY24.

 

Investing in the Future: Scaling New Heights

The newly acquired funds will serve as a springboard for Ginglani Distillers' ambitious growth plans. The company aims to more than double its revenue, exceeding the coveted Rs. 100 crore mark in annual gross recurring revenue (ARR). This strategic roadmap involves market expansion, targeted brand-building initiatives, and a robust digital and on-ground marketing strategy. Additionally, the company plans to bolster its team and introduce exciting product innovations, including a Single Malt range, to cater to evolving consumer preferences.

 

Chaitanya Rathi, a prominent investor and former COO of Sula Vineyards, acknowledged the brand's distinctive positioning and expressed his unwavering belief in its potential. He commended Shivam Ginglani's leadership in establishing a unique brand identity within a highly competitive market. Rathi highlighted the brand's success in carving a niche for itself by focusing on quality, brand building, and a captivating narrative that resonates with a new generation of whiskey drinkers.

 

Woodsmen Mountain Whiskey's dedication to quality, sustainability, and its unconventional storytelling has struck a chord with consumers. This strategic funding round positions the brand for continued growth, making it a force to be reckoned with in the ever-evolving landscape of the Indian whiskey market.


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