~The luxury lifestyle magazine along with Teacher’s Origin hosts the annual event celebrating India’s Best Dressed Men~ Mumbai, May 31, 2012: GQ India, the ultimate authority in men’s fashion and lifestyle, hosted its annual event GQ Best Dressed Men to felicitate the most stylish men in the country at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai in association with Teacher’s Origin, the most premium expression of Scotch whisky from Beam Inc., the fourth largest spirits company in the world. The evening saw a heady mix of celebrities and fashionable personalities along with the swish set. A smattering of socialites stepped out in their stylish best and mingled over conversations and cocktails. As the evening rolled on, celebrities and other fashionistas were seen enjoying Teacher’s Origin with scrumptious delicacies. Spotted at the event were personalities like Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan, Sidhartha Mallya, Arjun Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Rohan Sippy, Bhaichung Bhutia, Purab Kohli, Arjun Khanna, Atul Kasbekar, AD Singh, Sahil Shroff, Shantanu and Nikhil. Ladies complimenting the men at the party were GQ June issue cover girls Angela Jonsson and Malika Haydon, Neha Dhupia, Indrani Dasgupta, Monica Dogra, Avantika Malik Khan, Sarah Jane Dias, Queenie Singh, Simone Singh, Shazahn Padamsee, Shenaz Treasury, Jiah Khan among others. Teacher’s Origin played the perfect host as it enthralled the guests and set spirits soaring. On GQ’s Best Dressed Men list, Che Kurrien, Editor, GQ India shared, “The ranks of sharply dressed men are swelling across the country, and the winners on this list represent the Indian man at his best: elegant, confident and poised. May our tribe increase!” Mr. Harish Moolchandani, CEO & Managing Director, Beam India & ISC, said, “Teacher’s Origin is delighted to partner with GQ to celebrate the Best Dressed Men 2012, which showcases a beautiful mélange of iconic style and substance – qualities which are integral to what Teacher’s espouses – celebrating the Spirit of Achievement. We see this partnership as an apt opportunity to be where our audiences are.”
GQ India’s Best Dressed Men list is a definitive list of 50 of India’s most stylish men from various industries which features as a special in the June 2012 issue. The likes of those who are on this list include Bollywood stars like Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Ranbir Kapoor, amongst others; corporate heads like Ratan Tata, Captain Nair; sporting stars Virat Kohli, Bhaichung Bhutia; fashion designers Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar; politicians like Omar Abdullah and many more like Subodh Gupta, Sidhartha Mallya and Vir Das.
About Teacher’s Origin: Teacher’s Origin is an addition to the Teacher’s portfolio that includes eminent expressions like Teacher’s Highland Cream and Teacher’s 50. Teacher’s Origin celebrates William Teacher’s origin as a fine blender of Scotch whisky. It is a premium scotch blend that contains 65% malt, greater than any other standard blend and is maturated in 19th century styled Quarter Casks. The heart of Teacher’s Origin is Ardmore Malt Whisky which imparts a more traditional peat smoke flavour and rich robustness. Teacher’s, the No 1 Scotch portfolio in India with a robust portfolio of blended Scotch whiskies recently announced the launch of new introductions in the Super premium & luxury Scotch expressions with the global launch of Teacher’s 25 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky and Teacher’s Highland Single Malt Whisky from the Ardmore Distillery.
Beam Inc., Backgrounder: As one of the world's leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, EFFEN Vodka, Pucker Flavored Vodka, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC, DeKuyper Cordials, and Skinnygirl Cocktails. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,200 passionate associates worldwide generated 2011 sales of $2.8 billion, volume of 34 million 9-liter cases and some of the industry's fastest growing innovations. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.
In India, the company’s offerings include: • Teacher’s® Scotch #1 Scotch Whisky brand in India and #53 top-100 Premium Spirit in the world • Jim Beam® Bourbon, #1 selling Bourbon Whiskey in the world • Laphroaig® Scotch, #1 Single Malt Islay Scotch whisky in the world • Sauza® Tequila, #2 selling Tequila in the world • Maker’s Mark, Handmade Kentucky Straight Bourbon • Ardmore®, the only Highland malt whisky to be fully peated since its inception in 1898 • Canadian Club® Canadian Whisky, one of the world's leading Canadian Whiskies • Courvoisier® Cognac, #1 Cognac in the United Kingdom • DeKuyper® cordials #1 selling line of cordials in the U.S. • Fundador ® Brandy #1 export brandy The BEAM Inc team in India is led by Mr. Harish Moolchandani as the CEO and Managing Director. For more information on Beam Inc, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com. _____________________________________________________________________________________