Aspri Spirits Presents– MADE FROM AFRICA - Amarula

Posted by: at 11/10/2016 04:20:00 am

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.

 Aspri Spirits Presents– MADE FROM AFRICA - Amarula

Mr Jackie Matai & Mr Kay Pillay
 Mr Jackie Matai & Mr Kay Pillay

Mr Kay Pillay, DISTELL-MD Asia Pacific and Middle East-
Mr Kay Pillay, DISTELL-MD Asia Pacific and Middle East-

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.

About Distell Group:

Distell was created in 2000 by the merger of Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery (SFW) and Distillers Corporation. Distell Group Limited is Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks. Distell is currently the 2nd largest Cider Producer in the world. Distell has over 5,300 employees; 11 Wineries; 6 Distilleries; 3 Single-Malt Distilleries; 19 SA Sales Offices and 8 International Sales Offices. Distell is a founding member of WIETA (the South African Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association), and the living conditions on its farms meet the requirements of the WIETA code of conduct. The process of extending this compliance to all suppliers is at an advanced stage. Distell portfolio that are currently distributed in India include Nederburg Wines, Two Oceans Wines and Amarula Cream Liqueur.


Aspri Spirits Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2004. The company today represents some of the finest brands in the world of Wines and Spirits and is one of the leading players in the imported alcoholic beverage segment. The company with its commitment to ensure highest quality standards focuses on the sales, marketing and distribution of its diverse portfolio and is dedicated to building premium international brands in travel retail and domestic markets across South Asia.


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