Founded in 1984, South Seas Distilleries (SSDB), has become synonymous with crafting exceptional luxury whiskies and spirits. Established by Mr. Viraf Chinoy, the third generation of a legacy that began in 1885, South Seas Distilleries has been a trailblazer in the world of fine spirits.
Mr. Viraf Chinoy paid tribute to the founder’s vision by establishing South Seas to produce fine malt spirits. Over the years, South Seas Distilleries has embraced cutting-edge technology, sourced top-of-the-line equipment from Stewart McBain Ltd, Scotland, and expanded its production capabilities. In 1999, small batches of rare single malts earned accolades from Master Distillers worldwide, marking a significant milestone for the distillery.
In 2005, the installation of India’s largest Copper Pot Stills for distillation allowed South Seas to capture the essence of raw ingredients, transforming them into refined spirits with distinctive profiles. The family’s bold step in 2007 involved constructing India’s largest maturation warehouse, despite the nascent market for single malts, demonstrating a passion for innovation. They are one of India’s oldest distilleries in Aswa, Dahanu
Mr H. V. Chinoy, South Seas Distilleries said “Celebrating our legacy is not just about the years we’ve marked but the stories we’ve distilled, the challenges we’ve aged through, and the relentless pursuit of crafting spirits that stand the test of time. South Seas Distilleries is not just a name; it’s a commitment to excellence, a symphony of tradition and innovation echoing through four generations. As we embark on the journey ahead, let us toast to the spirit of resilience, the essence of artistry, and the unyielding pursuit of the finest.”
In 2018, South Seas Distilleries garnered international acclaim by being selected for crafting the first single malt whisky in India for one of the leading global producers of single malt whisky. As of 2023, South Seas Distilleries continues its obsessive pursuit of the finest, crafting exceptional luxury single malt whiskies and spirits. With craftsmanship skills honed across four generations, South Seas stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of spirits.
SSDB will soon be announcing its next steps of its journey by launching its own brands. This exciting development underscores SSDB’s adaptability and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of its clientele, both in the corporate world and now, in the hands of discerning individuals and connoisseurs of fine spirits.