10th November 2016, Mumbai - Aspri Spirits, a leading player in the international wines and spirits business in India, hosted an Amarula evening with Mr. Kay Pillay, DISTELL-MD Asia Pacific and Middle East at NRI Restaurant, BKC on 8th November 2016.
Several Amarula enthusiasts and connoisseurs attended the evening including Vikram Raizada, Actor & Model Neha Iyer, Stylist and Fashion Designer Kristy d’ Cunha, Radio Jockey Rohini, Saloni and Sameer Malkani, Celebrity Chef Anjali Pathak, Fashion Editor Ranjit Rodricks and Editor of iKarmik, Karmik Varma.
Guests were welcomed with the Amarula Perfect Serve which was cherished by everyone. The cocktails served at the event included signature Amarula concoctions; Amarula Peaches & Cream, Amarula Chocolate Orange Cookie, Amarula Espresso, and Fiery Dusk curated by Mixologist Shatbhi Basu.
Mr. Kay Pillay’s working career started in 1987 as a merchandiser for Douglas Green of Paarl, a small South African wine and spirits company. Later, he joined Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, which has gone on to become Distell Ltd. through the merger with Distillers Corporation in 2000. He has been responsible for the global development and profitability of Distell's Cider and RTD business including strategy development for this unit.
Over the last two years, Mr. Pillay has worked on developing Distell's International Cider strategy and now finds himself as Managing Director in Asia based in Singapore looking after the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets for Distell.
Distell portfolio includes Nederburg Wines, Two Oceans Wines and Amarula Cream Liqueur which is distributed in India by Aspri Spirits. Distell is currently ranked the number 2 cider player globally and is strongly growing.