Blog: Andy MortonThe brutal truth behind India's temperance movement

Andy Morton | 25 May 2016

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.

No doubt this has annoyed some in the international drinks industry - Scotch whisky for one sees the country as a priority market despite near-crippling import taxes, as discussed in just-drinks' new report on the spirit.

However, here's a jarring article in today's Guardian that goes a long way to explaining just why some parts of India are moving in this direction.

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