India's Amrut company was established in 1948 by Shri J N Radhakrishna. The company began to blend and bottle a range of alcoholic drinks, and the range continued to expand throughout the '50s and '60s. In the 1970s, a grape brandy named Bejois was produced, and it was distilled from Bangalore blue grapes. It was a decade later, however, that Amrut began to produce malt whisky. Despite the fact the country's laws on whisky were very lax, Amrut was careful to stick to worldwide guidelines, and Scottish experts were brought in to ensure the product was as good as possible. Barley is sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas, as well as from Scotland, and a range of whiskies is produced at the distillery.