Three floors and 10,500 sq feet dedicated to alcohol is no mean feat and the city’s Hyderabad Wine Mart – India’s Largest Liquor Mall literally pays an ode to the high spirits.
Situated at Jubilee Hills, Road No 36, this three-storey air conditioned mall has a wide range of unusual brands of whiskeys, rums, wines, vodkas, liqueurs, champagnes, tequilas and beers which are otherwise available only in five star hotels. Proprietor Suresh Reddy says the store is designed aptly to give a perfect feel of shopping mall. The whole store easily has more than 1,000 products on display.
“We wanted to bring in all brands together under one roof and leave no stone unturned when it comes to liquor. This gave birth to the Hyderabad Wine Mart,” he says.
Text: Nishad Neelambaran
Brandy has always got a royal image when it comes to alcohol. Nothing can replace a perfect collection of brandy in your personlised bar. The megastore has Remy Martin VSOP, Remy Martin XO, Louis XIII de Remy Martin, ST-Remy, Cutty Sark and Lagavulin. Price range: Rs.2,500 – Rs.2,40,000 (++).
Queen of drinks
When it comes to replacing whiskeys, the ice cubes in a glass are then submerged in white spirit, vodka. The outlet has a wide range of international brands like Absolut, Grey Goose, Ciroc, Ketel One, Stolichnaya and Beefeater. Besides this, it has local brands like Smirnoff and Bacardi with several flavours like orange, green apple, black, etc. Price range: From Rs.700 – Rs.6,000 (++).
The outlet has a separate row on the first floor for beers. The fridge stocks local brands like Kingfisher Ultra, Tuborg, Carlsberg, Corona and Budweiser that are available everywhere. Unlike other wine shops in the city, this wine mart has Portuguese beer – Super Bock, American – Miller, Belgian Leffe and Hoegaarden. Price range: Rs.135 – Rs.275 (++)
Water of life
Whiskey has eventually turned out to become of the essentials in any party. The second floor is filled with brands like Black Label, Black Dog, Vat 69, Cardhu, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Balvenie, Jack Daniels Dalwhinnie, Jameson, Ballantine, Talisker, Dewars and Baileys. The outlet has miniatures starting from `200 to a two litre jumbo bottle of Rs.80,000.
The sparkling drink that gained its name as Champagne has its own class. The alcohol mall has three brands of champagne for its customers. Sula Brut is one local brand that has found its place in the megastore while other brands like Pitars Cuvee and Pitars Gold from Italy and Piper Heidsieck from France are the premium champagne brands available in the mall. Price range: Rs.1700 – Rs.7,000 (++).
Wines are a symbol of joy and celebration. A perfect family drink needs perfect taste to do justice to your celebration. The store has a wide range of white, red and rose wines from the Sula Vineyards and the other brands are SDU Deva, Charosa, Fratelli, La Corte and Mateus are other popular brands that are available in the store.
Price: Rs.900 – Rs.1,700 (++).
Apart from this, the store on the ground floor has a separate permit room where one can enjoy his/her drink. Besides the whole setup inside, the outlet has a normal retail pocket on the side of the mall where one can avail local brands just like any other wine shop outside.
Perhaps a generous parking space is what it lacks. Barely three cars can fit in the small space. Details: 33706588.