Indian spirits group Radico Khaitan is looking to expand its presence overseas.

Managing director Abhishek Khaitan told just-drinks that the company was "open to any kind of joint venture, and acquisitions of distilleries and brands on the international market".

An acquisition could be made in the premium whisky segment where the company is looking to fill a gap in its portfolio. Khaitan said the company could finalise such a deal by the end of the year.

Radico Khaitan has hired Rabo India Securities as a strategic adviser to look out for international and domestic spirit brands up for sale.

Radico Khaitan has been on an expansion drive and recently entered into white spirits with Magic Moments Vodka. The brand has been unveiled in selected markets in the north of India and will be launched nationwide soon.