Beam Global Spirits & Wine has launched its Maker's Mark Bourbon brand in India.

The company confirmed today (18 September) that the Bourbon brand will join its Teacher's Scotch whisky brand in the country, in what it described as a "milestone" launch.

"The offer of a boutique product is always a clearly signal of stepping up commitments," said Beam Global (India) managing director Harish Moolchandani. "India is a focus market for Beam Global and the launch of Maker's Mark is the first of many extraordinary initiatives designed to tap the potential of the Indian market.

"Beam Global has long been the leader in the Scotch segment in India with our flagship brand, Teacher's. Now we are ready to lead in other segments. With DYC in the IMFL segment, Sauza in the tequila category, and Maker's Mark in the super premium bourbon market, we are well-positioned to leverage our market position to propel growth."

Late last year, Beam Global entered the Indian Made Foreign Liquor segment with the launch of whisky brand DYC. The whisky is a blend of Indian grain and imported aged malts, which is blended and bottled in India. Beam has positioned the brand as an "affordable luxury" between premium and super-premium whiskies in the IMFL category. DYC retails for around INR370 (US$8.26) a bottle in the country.