Himmaleh Spirits, India’s traceable distillery focused on artisanal spirits, announced the launch of its first product, Kumaon & I - a provincial dry Gin that celebrates the unique terroir and rich flavors of Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region.
With a strong focus on farm-to-bottle and sustainable sourcing, Himmaleh Spirits is a family-owned and independent artisanal spirits distillery founded by Ansh Khanna and Samarth Prasad. The company aims to encourage consumers to drink better by shaping not just a legacy of spirits but also a legacy of social and environmental responsibility. Its hyperlocal approach drives it to work only with botanicals from Uttarakhand, fostering sustainable progress for 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.