Your Whisky is nothing but Desi Daru
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The Rs 41,000 Crore Trick Called IMFL

It is a miracle worked by the Bureau of Indian Standards that turns spirit made of molasses­—plain desi daru—into whisky, rum and brandy with a lot of added colour and flavour

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ISSUE DATED | JUNE 03, 2013
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