Radico Khaitan is to acquire the Indian-made foreign-liquor (IMFL) brands of Brihans Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate for Rs35 crore (US$7.9m), local reports said today.

The deal is for eight brands and is expected to add about 1m cases to Radico Khaitan's volumes. Radico is India's second largests spirits producer.

According to the reports, the brands are the Brihans Napoleon Brandy, Brihans Premium Whisky, Red Russian Vodka, Calcutta Dry Gin, Brihans Grape Brandy, Lord Nelson Rum and Tropicana White Rum