Russian Standard Vodka is upping its presence in India with the launch of an additional brand from its portfolio in the country.

The company, which last summer launched its Russian Standard Platinum brand in the country, confirmed today (4 January) that it will add its Imperia "luxury brand" to its Indian offering.

Imperia will be distributed in key cities across the country, the company said, including Mumbai and Delhi. Distribution of the vodka will be handled by Narang Group, who also deals with the distribution of Russian Standard Platinum. Imperia will be available in 1.75-litre and 1-litre bottles.

The launch of Imperia in India means that only Russian Standard Original from the company's portfolio is not available in the country.