Kasauli Brewery, Kasauli

Visitors Information

  • Famous For: Alcohol, Heritage, History
  • Entry Fee: No fee is required.
  • Visiting Time: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Visiting Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Kasauli is a quaint little town amidst the natural bounty of Himachal Pradesh. Being a small hill station that is yet to receive popularity compared to the other hill stations like Shimla, Manali and others, the untold history of Kasauli is yet to be discovered by the entire world. Even though the grandeur of this infamous place is yelling its significance out to the world, hardly a few people are acquainted with the fact this this place still runs the oldest distillery in Asia. Established in the 1820s by Sir Edward Abraham Dyer much before the township grew, the Kasauli Brewery has played a significant role in the production of malt whiskey since the 19th Century and has fought as a strong competitor not only in India, but, also throughout the world.

Traveler Tips

  • Go in a group if you are in a mood to drink.
  • Observe the old techniques used to make ale.
  • Click photographs as a reminiscence of your visit.

Things to Do There

  • Go around the plant and see for yourself how the production of one of the finest malt whiskeys is done.
  • Taste the same and enjoy the flavor of aristocracy while enjoying your days in the serenity of the small hill station of Kasauli.
  • Interact with the workers and learn about the heritage and the inspiration that led this plant to become one of the finest brewery and distillery in the world.

Availability of Guides

You will not come across a professional guide at the premises of the Kasauli Brewery. However, you can always go ahead and interact with the local people, the workers at the plant and the manager too to get a concrete explanation to all your queries and curiosities.

Best Time to Visit

The Kasauli Brewery is open all the year round. Hence, you can drop in a visit any time during the year to enjoy the best malt whiskey in the Himalayas.

How to Reach the Place

The Kasauli Brewery is only a few minutes’ walk from the main bus stand of Kasauli. Hence, you can easily ask your way around to one of the world heritage sites.

Interesting Facts About the Kasauli Brewery

  • The Kasauli Brewery is the oldest brewery and distillery in both India and Asia, and, is also one of the oldest distilleries that are functional at present.
  • The Kasauli Brewery uses the age-old methodology even today to manufacture one of the best malt whiskeys in the world.
  • As it is the highest distillery and brewery in the world, initially, the water supply needed for manufacturing malt whiskey was obtained from a fresh water spring. However, the brewery had to be eventually shifted to Solan as the growing population raised an alarming shortage of the fresh water from the spring in Kasauli.
  • The Indian Pale Ale was the first product manufactured in the Kasauli Brewery and was a good seller for many years.
  • The best-selling product in India manufactured by the Kasauli Brewery was the ‘Solan No. 1’ till the 1980s after which its popularity diminished as many other brands came into the competitive market.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Restaurants

  • Rudra Café
  • Hangout Roof Top Bar and Restaurant
  • Shack
  • Kasauli Regency Restaurant
  • Mamas Kitchen
  • Deck
  • Ross Common Restaurant
  • BBQ Chicken

In the periphery of the town of Kasauli stands this heritage building, that is, the Kasauli Brewery. This is perhaps the only brewery in the Himalayas where almost every high ranked British officer had set his foot upon. Thus, apart from being a town filled with peace and happiness, Kasauli is also one of the best business towns in history when it comes to the alcohol production industries. Thus, the Kasauli Brewery has its own stories trapped in its walls that can only be discovered after visiting this place of a rich heritage. Hence, the Kasauli Brewery is a must visit for every tourist in the world for a deep understanding of the antique techniques and the heritage that it protects within its wall for centuries.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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