FCC WINE CLUB
6:00 PM on Friday 19 October 2018
Invites you to an evening of tasting international quality Indian spirits, liqueur and cocktails, from the house of DesmondJi (DJ), India's beloved craft alcobev brand, makers of Indian agave/sugarcane/mahua spirits, orange and mahua liqueurs.
Presented by their creator Desmond Nazareth
At the FCC
(AB-19 Mathura Road, Opposite Pragati Maidan Gate# 7, New Delhi-110001)
At 6pm to 8pm on Friday, October 19, 2018:
6pm-7pm: DesmondJi(DJ) audio-visual brand journey presentation + Q&A (FCC Auditorium)
7pm-8pm: Tasting of DesmondJi Agave spirits, Orange Liqueur and cocktails (FCC Bar & Lobby)
DesmondJi products at the tasting:
DesmondJi 100% Agave, DesmondJi 51% Agave, DesmondJi Orange Liqueur.
Also being served will be DesmondJi 51% Agave spirit shots and two signature DJ cocktails, made with liquor ingredients mentioned above.
You are cordially invited.
S Venkat Narayan
Desmond Nazareth is the principal founder and Managing Director of Agave India, a company set up in 2007. Agave India is India's first and only rural-based 'greenfield' small batch 'field-to-bottle' and 'forest-to-bottle' craft distillery, using Indian know-how and raw materials. Desmond has been instrumental in formulating the 2018 pot-still based alcohol manufacturing standards in India.
Agave India makes international quality Indian agave spirits, Indian sugarcane spirits and mahua spirits as well as orange and mahua liqueur. Their products are sold under the master brand name 'DesmondJi' or 'DJ', and some being exported to the US and Europe. The most recent products are DJ Mahua spirit and DJ Mahua liqueur, which were released in Goa in June, 2018.
Desmond is a successful serial entrepreneur, with international work and travel experience in a variety of fields. He has been educated in pure and applied sciences, computer science and multimedia (B.Tech., IIT Madras; Master's in Computer Science/Film and TV production, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA). He grew up in India, studied and worked for 17 years in the US, moved back to India in 2000 and is currently based in Goa.
Further background on company, brand etc. available on: www.desmondji.com (FAQ/Media/Products, etc.). www.facebook.com/desmondji
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