Himmaleh Spirits, the distillery in India dedicated to crafting artisanal spirits with a commitment to traceability, has revealed its first offering: Kumaon & I. This distinctive dry Gin pays homage to the exceptional terroir and flavorful bounty of Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region.
Dedicated to the principles of farm-to-bottle production and sustainable sourcing, Himmaleh Spirits stands as a family-owned, independent artisanal spirits distillery Co-Founded by Ansh Khanna and Samarth Prasad. The company’s mission goes beyond crafting exceptional spirits; it strives to inspire consumers to make conscientious choices by forging a legacy of both exceptional spirits and a profound commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Embracing a hyperlocal ethos, Himmaleh Spirits exclusively collaborates with botanicals sourced from Uttarakhand, fostering sustainable development within the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Ansh Khanna, Co-Founder of Himmaleh Spirits, said, “Having witnessed the incredible wealth of natural resources in India, we decided to delve deeper into using a hyperlocal approach to spirit production. We are thrilled to introduce Kumaon & I, India’s first premium provincial Gin crafted from unique Himalayan botanicals like Timur and Black Turmeric, along with local citrus fruits like Galgal. These ingredients create an earthy essence and an unmistakable mouthfeel that encapsulate the flavors of Uttarakhand.”
“Our vision led us to work closely with Kumaon’s local community of harvesters, foragers, and distillers to highlight the rich indigenous resources of this region. Kumaon & I is our way of celebrating the traditions and culture that unite the Kumaoni community – not just through spirit itself but also through our bottle and label design, which draw inspiration from local art forms,” added Samarth Prasad, Co-Founder of Himmaleh Spirits.