Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TASMAC Holiday list for 2018 and 2019



TASMAC (Tamin Nadu State Marketing Corporation) is a state government run organization which is authorized to sell any alcoholic beverages through retail outlets. TASMAC runs two types of stores, one is the regular TASMAC shop which is the most common and then the Elite shop, which you can find only in few cities, which sells imported beer and liquor.

TASMAC and Elite Shops Timing: TASMAC and Elite Shops are open on all days (including Sundays) between 12 noon to 10 PM. 

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Common confusion days - I feel this list is more important than the holiday days itself. Hope this helps someone.


(Note: I am getting confirmation from TASMAC shops/Bars and updating this list. Please post in the comment if there is confusion with any other days)

  • New Year is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on New Year January 1st, 2018 (Monday).
  • Pongal is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Pongal January 14th, 2018 (Sunday).
  • Uzhavar Thirunal is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Uzhavar Thirunal January 16th, 2018 (Tuesday).
  • Telugu New Year is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on New Year March 18th, 2018 (Sunday).
  • Good Friday is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Good Friday March 30th, 2018.
  • Annual accounts closing day is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Annual accounts closing day April 1st, 2018 (Sunday).
  • Tamil New Year is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Tamil New Year April 14th, 2018.
  • Ramzan is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Ramzan June 16th, 2018 (Saturday)
  • Bakrid is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Bakrid August 22nd, 2018 (Wednesday).
  • Krishna Jayanthi is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Krishna Jayanthi September 2nd, 2018 (Sunday).
  • Muharram is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Muharram September 21st, 2018 (Friday).
  • Ayutha Pooja is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Ayutha Pooja October 18th, 2018 (Thursday).
  • Vijaya Dasami is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Vijaya Dasami October 19th, 2018 (Friday).
  • Deepavali is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Deepavali November 6th, 2018 (Tuesday).
  • Christmas is not a Dry day. TASMAC will be open on Christmas December 25th, 2018 (Tuesday).

Here is the holiday list for TASMAC for the year 2018:

  • Thivuvalluvar dhinam: January 15, 2018 (Monday)
  • Republic day: January 26, 2018 (Friday)
  • Mahaveer Jayanthi: March 29, 2018 (Thursday)
  • May Day: May 1, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Independence Day: August 15, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Gandhi Jayanthi: October 2, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Milad – un - Nabi: November 21, 2018 (Wednesday)


Here is the holiday list for TASMAC for the year 2019:

  • Thivuvalluvar dhinam: January 15, 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Republic day: January 26, 2019 (Saturday)
  • Mahaveer Jayanthi: April 17, 2019 (Wednesday)
  • May Day: May 1, 2019 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day: August 15, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Gandhi Jayanthi: October 2, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Milad – un - Nabi: November 10, 2019 (Sunday) 

You can click here for TASMAC and Elite shop updated price list.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Updated: TASMAC and ELITE price list


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This is the price list for all the alcoholic beverages that are currently being sold at TASMAC and ELITE stores in Tamil Nadu. If you are new to Tamil Nadu, you need to know a few terms while asking for any liquor. 750ml is called as Full, 375 is Half and 180 is Quarter.
There is also Cutting, which is 90ml, which is not sold as such. But you will find people wanting to buy a quarter and share a cutting with anyone who would share the cost. Large which is 60ml and Small which is 30 ml is used in bars.


You also need to know that you would end up paying Rs. 5 to Rs. 30 per bottle above the MRP. These are not accounted and never you are going to get a payment receipt for any purchase made in TASMAC, which is a government organization.

You can click here to know the holiday list for TASMAC. Dry day list for Tamil Nadu.

 

Use Ctrl+F (Windows) or Cmd+F (Mac) or search (Mobile) to search from this list


If you find any drink missing or price is wrong, please leave it in the comment section, so that I can have it updated. It will help others as well.

 

United Spirits LTD


Sl. No. BRAND NAME1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 GOLDEN GRAPE ORDINARY
BRANDY
Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 OLD KING XXXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 MEN'S CLUB DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 HONEY BEE MEDIUM BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
5 NO.1 MC DOWELL MEDIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
6 BAGPIPER MEDIUM WHISKY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
7 NO.1 MC DOWELL MEDIUM
WHISKY
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
8 MCDOWELL CELEBRATION
PREMIUM RUM
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
9 MCDOWELL'S GREEN LABEL
WHISKY
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
10 MCDOWELL'S VSOP BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
11 MCDOWELL'S CENTURY WHISKY Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
12 VSOP EXSHAW GOLD BRANDY Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
13 CAESAR PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
14 SIGNATURE RARE PREMIUM
WHISKY
Rs. 960 Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
15 ROYAL CHALLENGE DELUXE
WHISKY
Rs. 960 Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
16 LOUIS VERNANT XO BLENDED
PREMIUM BRANDY
Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
17 ANTIQUITY BLUE SUPER
PREMIUM WHISKY
Rs. 1080 Rs. 540 Rs. 270




EMPEE DISTILLERIES LTD


SL.No BRAND NAME750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 MC LENE ORDINRY BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 MC LENE XXX ORDINARY RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 OLD SECRET XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 CLUB ROYAL WHISKY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
5 OLD SECRET BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
6 POWER APPLE VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
7 POWER ORANGE VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
8 ALL GOLD VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
9 KHODAYS CLASSIC XXX RUM Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
10 EL CANSO DARK XXX RUM Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
11 EMPEES PREMIUM GOLD WHY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
12 EMPEES NAPOLEAN BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
13 HONEYWELL GRAPE BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
14 BRIHANS PREMIUM WHISKY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
15 HERCULES RESERVE 3 'X' RUM Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
16 BRIHANS NAPOLEON PREMIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
17 MACMILLAN PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
18 ELCANSO PREMIUM DELUXE
V.S.O.P. BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
19 CARTE ROYALE XO PREMIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 600 Rs. 300 Rs. 150
20 CHEVALIER DE PARIS XL
PREMIUM BRANDY
Rs. 680 Rs. 340 Rs. 170
21 RED KNIGHT SELECT DELUXE
WHISKY
Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180


Mohan Brewwary and Distellary LTD


Sl. No. BRAND NAME750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 GOLDEN EAGLE DOCTOR ORDINARY
BRANDY
Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 OLD MONK DELUX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 VORION NO.1 INDIAN CLASSIC WHISKY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 VORION NO.1 INDIAN BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 VORION NO.1 INDIAN CLASSIC XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
6 TRIPLE CROWN VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
7 BRIGADIER'S NO.1 DELUXE WHISKY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
8 BRIGADIER'S NO.1 BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
9 TI'S V.S.O.P. BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
10 OLD NAPOLEON VSOP DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
11 OLD MONK GOLD RESERVE
PREMIUM RUM
Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
12 GOLDEN EAGLE PREMIUM WHISKY Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
13 MAGIC MOMENTS PREMIUM
CHOCOLATE VODKA
Rs. 680 Rs. 340 Rs. 170
14 TI'S COURRIER NAPOLEON BLUE
LABEL FRENCH RESERVE BRANDY
Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
15 VODKA SPICE PREMIUM Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
16 VODKA BLUE PREMIUM Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
17 BRANNDI VSOP PREMIUM Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
18 GEO'S CLOVIS XO FRENCH
GRAPE BRANDY
Rs. 800 Rs. 400 Rs. 200
19 SIPPING SPIRITS RESOLUTE
PINK VODKA
Rs. 920 Rs. 460 Rs. 230
20 GRANDIS BLUE ULTRA PREMIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 920 Rs. 460 Rs. 230
21 GRAPPE RESERVA VERY SPECIAL
PREMIUM FRENCH GRAPE BRANDY
Rs. 1440 Rs. 720 Rs. 360




Shiva Distilleries LTD


Sl. No. BRAND NAME 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 MONITOR ORDINARY BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 SHIVAS FINE ORDINARY BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 MONITOR DRY ORDINARY GIN Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 SHIVAS XXX ORDINARY RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 MONITOR ORDINARY WHISKY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
6 MONITOR ORD 3D GOLD RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
7 MONITOR DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
8 MONITOR DELUXE WHISKY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
9 COSMOPOLITAN MEDIUM WHISKY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
10 OAK VAT MATURED RUM Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
11 CARDINAL GRAPE BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
12 GOLD MAKER WHITE MED RUM Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
13 BRISNOFF MED VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
14 ARIZONA PREMIUM APPLE VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
15 CARDINAL NO.1 WHISKY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
16 CLASSIC GRANDEE PREMIUM RUM Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
17 CARDINAL NO.1 VSOP PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130


SAFIL


Sl. No. Name of the Brand 1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 DIAMOND BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 DIAMOND WHISKY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 DIAMOND XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 SAFL SUPER STAR BDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 SAFL SUPER STAR WHY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
6 SAFL SUPER STAR XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
7 DIAMOND ORDINARY GIN Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
8 MGM MEDIUM VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
9 MGM ORANGE MEDIUM VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
10 MGM APPLE MEDIUM VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
11 MGM WHITE MEDIUM RUM Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
12 MGM NO.1 VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
13 SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
DELUXE BRANDY
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
14 MGM RICHMAN'S DELUXE
XXX RUM
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
15 MGM RICHMAN'S NO.1 GRAPE
BRANDY
Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
16 MAGIC MOMENTS PREMIUM
GRAIN VODKA
Rs. 600 Rs. 300 Rs. 150
17 MGM GOLD VSOP PREMIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 800 Rs. 600 Rs. 300 Rs. 150
18 MGM INDIAN CHALLENGE
PREMIUM WHISKY
Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
19 CLOVIS XO FRENCH GRAPE
BRANDY
Rs. 800 Rs. 400 Rs. 200
20 MGM GOLD RESERVE FRENCH
BRANDY
Rs. 1220 Rs. 920 Rs. 460 Rs. 230
21 HOBSONS XR PURE FRENCH
GRAPE BRANDY
Rs. 1520 Rs. 760 Rs. 380


MIDAS GOLDEN DISTILLERIES(P) LTD


Sl. No. Brand Name 1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 BINNIE'S DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 CAPTON RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 CAPTON BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 JET BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 JET SELECT XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
6 OFFICER'S CHOICE CLASSIC
WHISKY
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
7 OFFICER'S CHOICE NO.1 CLASSIC
BRANDY
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
8 8 PM SELECT BLEND OF INDIAN
WHISKY & SCOTCH
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
9 OLD ADMIRAL SELECT VSOP
BRANDY
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
10 DAY NIGHT BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
11 CRYSTAL ROMANOV VODKA Rs. 440 Rs. 220 Rs. 110
12 McD. BLUE RIBAND PRESTIGE GIN Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
13 McD. RARE OLD CASK XXX RUM Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
14 8 PM EXCELLENCY SUPREME
BRANDY
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
15 CLUB CLASS PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
16 McDOWELL'S ROYAL VSOP BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
17 SEA BREEZE BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
18 BAGPIPER GOLD RARE WHISKY Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
19 GOLDEN BELL ORIENTAL BRANDY Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
20 McDOWELL'S NO.1 RESERVE PRE.
WHISKY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
21 JOIE DE FRANC VSOP DELUXE
BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
22 ARISTOCRAT PREMIUM VSOP
BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
23 McD. VINTAGE GOLD BLENDED
MALT WHISKY
Rs. 800 Rs. 600 Rs. 300 Rs. 150


SNJ DISTILLERS (P) LTD


Sl. No. BRAND NAME 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 TOP STAR SPECIAL BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 OLD CHEF STRONG XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 OLD CHEF DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 BLACK CAT SPECIAL BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 BLACK CAT SPECIAL XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
6 TOP STAR SPECIAL WHISKY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
7 TOP STAR STRONG XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
8 LORD NELSON XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
9 SNJ NO.1 XO STRONG BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
10 ANACONDA NO.1 EXTRA VSOP
BRANDY
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
11 ACTIVATOR VANILLA VODKA Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
12 ROLE MODEL SUPERIOR DARK RUM Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
13 BRIHAN’S SUPERIOR GRAPE BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
14 12TH CENTURY PREMIUM XO
FRENCH BRANDY
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
15 BEJOIS NAPOLEON RESERVE BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
16 BRIHAN'S SUPERIOR NAPOLEON
BRANDY
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
17 WHYTE HALL SPECIAL WHISKY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
18 FRENCH XO PLUS PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
19 ROYAL PALACE PREMIUM
BLENDED BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
20 LE ROI XL SPECIAL RESERVA BRANDY Rs. 640 Rs. 320 Rs. 160
21 ERISTOFF TRIPLE DISTILLED
PREMIUM VODKA
Rs. 680 Rs. 340 Rs. 170
22 KING LOUIS XIV XO FRENCH BRANDY Rs. 680 Rs. 340 Rs. 170
23 MORPHEUS XO BLENDED
PREMIUM BRANDY
Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
24 MAGIC MOMENTS PREMIUM
APPLE VODKA.
Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
25 BOLS XO EXCELLENCE BRANDY Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
26 BACARDI CLASSIC SUPERIOR RUM Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
27 BRITISH EMPIRE PREMIUM
MATURED BRANDY
Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
28 BACARDI LIMON-ORIGINAL
CITRUS RUM
Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
29 BACARDI APPLE-ORIGINAL APPLE RUM Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
30 AFTER DARK FINE GRAIN WHISKY Rs. 800 Rs. 400 Rs. 200
31 BACARDI BLACK ORIGINAL PREMIUM
CRAFTED RUM
Rs. 800 Rs. 400 Rs. 200
32 SIGNOUT PREMIUM CLASSIC BRANDY Rs. 1000 Rs. 500 Rs. 250
33 MORPHEUS BLUE XO + BRANDY Rs. 1080 Rs. 540 Rs. 270




ELITE DISTILLERIES (P) LTD


SL. No. Brand Name 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 HONIEY DAY BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 OLD MONSTER XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 TI MADIRA XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 SHOT OLP BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 HONIEY DAY DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
6 ARABIAN PRIDE DELUXE XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
7 HONIEY DAY SUPER FINE WHISKY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
8 ACCORD NO.1 BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
9 ACCORD NO.1 BLENDED WHISKY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
10 MH VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
11 EVENING WALKER SUPER FINE BLENDED
FRENCH BDY.
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
12 CARRIBEAN KICK XXX RUM 400 200 100
13 ACCORD'S FINE DISTILLED ORANGE
VODKA
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
14 ACCORD'S PREMIUM FRENCH BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
15 WONDERLAND SPECIAL VSOP BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
16 TI'S MANSION HOUSE FINEST
FRENCH BRANDY
Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
17 BLENDER'S MAGIC VSOP BRANDY Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
18 SENATE ROYALE FINEST WHISKY Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
19 ROYAL ACCORD PRE.GOLD
FRENCH BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
20 COURRIER NAPOLEON FINEST
FRENCH BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
21 HOLANDAS SPANISH VSOP BRANDY Rs. 720 Rs. 360 Rs. 180
22 AGE DE OAK VSOP PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 1000 Rs. 500 Rs. 250


KALS DISTILLERIES (P) LTD


Sl.No Brand Name 1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 BLACK PEARL BRANDY Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 OLD KEMP XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 HAYWARDS PUNCH DELUXE
BRANDY
Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 BLACK PEARL XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
5 MAGNUS CHOICE VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
6 NO.1 MC DOWELL’S BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
7 COPPER BARREL VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
8 COPPER BARREL DELUXE
XXX RUM
Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
9 JOHN EX SHAW VSOP BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
10 RADIUM HOUSE FRENCH BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
11 LA MARTINE VSOP PREMIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 740 Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
12 1848 PREMIUM XOBRANDY Rs. 900 Rs. 680 Rs. 340 Rs. 170
13 KONIGE FUSION VSOP
PREMIUM BRANDY
Rs. 1010 Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190


GOLDEN VATS (P) LTD


Sl. No. Brand Name 1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 GOLDEN CHOICE DELUXE
BRANDY
Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 SEAMEN'S PRIDE CLASSIC
BRANDY
Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
3 ONE MAN ARMY XXX RUM Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
4 TROPICANA VSOP BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
5 GOLDEN VATS NO.1 BRANDY 400 200 100
6 ROMAN CASTLE GRAPE BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
7 GOLD FINGER PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
8 STALLION STRIDE DARK RUM Rs. 480 Rs. 240 Rs. 120
9 ROYAL NAPOLEON VSOP BRANDY Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
10 SAINT LOUIS FRENCH BRANDY Rs. 760 Rs. 380 Rs. 190
11 FLORENCE XO PREMIUM BRANDY Rs. 800 Rs. 400 Rs. 200
12 PETER SCOT PREMIUM MALT
WHISKY
Rs. 1080 Rs. 540 Rs. 270
13 LE CHARANTE XO FRENCH
BRANDY
Rs. 1440 Rs. 1080 Rs. 540 Rs. 270


M/S. IMPERIAL SPIRITS AND WINE PVT.LTD


Sl. No Brand Name 1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
1 IMPERIAL'S EXPRESS SPECIAL
BRANDY
Rs. 352 Rs. 176 Rs. 88
2 BLACK MAGIC SUPERIOR BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
3 EMPEROR DELUXE BRANDY Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
4 IMPERIAL'S GOLD NAPOLEON
RESERVE VSOP BDY
Rs. 520 Rs. 260 Rs. 130
5 TI'S MANSION HOUSE ULTRA
FRENCH BRANDY
Rs. 740 Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
6 IMPERIAL XO FRENCH PREMIUM
BRANDY
Rs. 560 Rs. 280 Rs. 140
7 MONT CASTLE FINEST GRAPE
BRANDY
Rs. 600 Rs. 300 Rs. 150
8 COURRIER NAPOLEON ULTRA
FRENCH BRANDY
Rs. 850 Rs. 640 Rs. 320 Rs. 160
9 BOOTZ AUTHENTIC DUTCH GRAPE
BRANDY
Rs. 680 Rs. 340 Rs. 170
10 BOLS PREMIER X.O. EXCELLENCE
BRANDY
Rs. 920 Rs. 460 Rs. 230


Wine


Sl. No. Brand Name 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
Wine - Local
CUMBUM VALLEY WINERY PVT. LTD
1 RED SEA RUBY FORTIFIED WINE Rs. 280 Rs. 140 Rs. 70
2 MISTY GRAPES RED WINE Rs. 400 Rs. 200 Rs. 100
Wine - Imported
United Soirits LTD
1 GOLCONDA RUBY PREMIUM WINE Rs. 360 Rs. 180 Rs. 90
VINBROS & CO.
2 GLOBUS FORTIFIED PORT WINE Rs. 440 Rs. 220 Rs. 110
3 THE WAREHOUSE RED WINE Rs. 860 Rs. 430


Scotch Whiskey


Sl. No Brand Name 1000 ml 750 ml 375 ml 180 ml
BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE INDIA (P) LTD
1 TEACHERS HIGH LAND CREAM
SCOTCH WHISKY
Rs. 1890 Rs. 1420 Rs. 710
2 TEACHERS 50 12 YRS SCOTCH WHISKY Rs. 1930
UNITED SPIRITS LTD
3 BLACK DOG DLX. AGED 12 YRS SCOTCH WHISKY Rs. 2040 Rs. 1020 Rs. 510
PERNOD RICARD INDIA PRIVATE LTD
4 100 PIPER DELUXE BLENDED
SCOTCH WHISKY
Rs. 1690 Rs. 1270
M/S. DIAGEO INDIA PVT.LTD
5 BLACK & WHITE BLENDED
SCOTCH WHISKY-750
Rs. 1470


Imported Beer



Sl. No. Brand Name 650 ml 325 ml
Imported Beer
1 CARLSBURG ELEPHANT STRONG Rs. 140
2 STERREN 7 Rs. 150
3 TUBORG STRONG Rs. 120
4 HEINEKENRs. 280
5 CORONA
Rs. 350
6 ASAHI DRY BEER
Rs.280
7 BARRE PILSENER
Rs.280
8 BARRE WEIZEN (WHEAT)
Rs. 280
9 BARRE LEMON
Rs. 280
9 WITLINGER WHEAT ALE
Rs. 190




Local Beer



Sl. No. Brand Name 650 ml 325 ml
UNITED BREWERIES LTD
1 KALYANI BLACK LABELPREMIUM
LAGER BEER
Rs. 100 Rs. 55
2 BULLET SUPER STRONGBEER Rs. 100
3 KING FISHER SUPERIOR STRONG BEER Rs. 120 Rs. 60
4 KING FISHER SELECT PREMIUM BEER Rs. 120 Rs. 65
5 KING FISHER BLUE Rs. 120 Rs. 65
MOHAN BRE & DIS.LTD
1 BLACK KNIGHT SUPER STRONGBEER Rs. 90
2 VORION 6000 SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 100
3 VORION LITE PREMIUM BEER Rs. 110
4 VORION 12000 SUPER STRONG PREMIUM BEER Rs. 120
5 BLACK KNIGHT MAXX SUPER STRONG PREMIUM BEER Rs. 120
SNJ BREWERIES (P) LTD
1 SNJ 10000 SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 110
2 HIGH VOLTAGE SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 110
3 HAYWARDS 5000 ULTRA PREMIUMSTRONG BEER Rs. 110
4 SNJ 20000 SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 120
5 BRITISH EMPIRE ULTRA PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE BEER Rs. 120 Rs. 65
KALS BREWERIES (P) LTD
1 BLACK PEARL SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 110
2 KOLT PREMIUM STRONG BEER Rs. 120
M/S. APPOLLO DISTILLERIES PRIVATE LTD
1 COMMANDO SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 110
2 MAX 11000 SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 120 Rs. 60
3 ICEBERG'S 9000 MEGA STRONG BEER Rs. 120
4 MAXKOOL PLATINUM PREMIUM LAGER BEER Rs. 120 Rs. 65
5 HORSE POWER SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 120
M/S. A.M. BREWERIES PRIVATE LTD
1 10000 VOLTS SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 120
2 ACCORD GOLD PREMIUM LAGER BEER Rs. 120
3 ROYAL ACCORD SUPER STRONG BEER Rs. 120

Drink responsibly.

Please let me know if there is any change in price. I will keep updating this list.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ad breakdown - Does Pediasure work? - Yes, it makes the height marker shorter


This has been my concern around health drinks and supplements. Even the same people behind these ads would agree to me. They even tell the same truth as I do, but they do not want you to see it. They add the truth in small text that would almost blend with the background, so that you cannot read them for yourself. So let me help break down this ad for you.




0:17: "One of the factors for faltering of growth in children in the picky eating behavior. Green RJ et al, How to improve eating behavior during Early Childhood. Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr 2015 March 18(1) 1-9"

This is a good finding. Does not justify why  Pediasure is needed to fix the eating behavior.

Now the real place where they fool the consumer.


0:24: Here you can see a depiction of using natural ingredients to fill up the Pediasure jar. You need to look at the bottom of the screen and know what they really are trying to communicate with this.

"Fruits and Vegetables are for creative depiction of the number of the nutrients. Pediasure does not contain these fruits and vegetables."

Great, so these fruits and vegetables are only used to represent the number of nutrients, not even represent the relative composition of nutrients. The same could have been achieved by rock or clay pot if the intent was only to represent the number of nutrients. Good job Pediasure.

0:27: Man, this is long. Lot of explanation on why this kid grew in 2 seconds.

The ad says " 1.5X FASTER>> GROWTH*"

That is what they want you to see. Let me try decoding this frame by getting in to the text at the bottom which is not intended to be seen, it is there to make sure they are not getting in to trouble for giving false promise.

" Creative depiction of growth. Growth here implies to weight and height. Result may vary in children at nutritional risk given nutritional counseling with or without nutritional supplements for 90 days. 1) Alarcon P. Clin Pedatr.2003,42:209-217 (ONS group consuming 40m/kg/day of Pediasure in addition to normal diet) and 2) Shakh I, Malaysia journal of Nutrition, Vol 21, Suppl, Jan 2015. Pg S81 (Among children with upper respiratory infections)."

That was a long one, intentionally hidden with a light background to make it difficult to read within that 1 second it flashes.

This will be interesting for you to know. I am just taking a dig at the poor attempt.





Before drinking Pediasure, the height marker was above the guys elbow.




With the magic of time and drinking Pediasure for 90 days, the height marker got shorter and is now below the guys elbow :D. Yaay, Pediasure worked.





Without going in to the details, in this case I cannot comment for sure if Pediasure is good or bad or another stuff we dump in and it does nothing. My worry is with these ads that drive opinion formation and forces you to take sides.

Here is a previous article around this same topic:
Complan, Horlics, Boost.... Health drinks???

Monday, January 11, 2016

Egg fry: Quick and easy in 5 min


I tried this egg fry today, really quick and easy to make and would not take  more than 5 minutes for you.




Preparation time: 5 min 

 

Ingredients needed are:


Hard boil egg (Count as per your need)
Turmeric powder
Chilli powder
Salt
Garlic cloves
Oil (Mustard oil or Ground nut oil or Coconut oil or refined oil, as you wish), flavor of this dish depends on the oil you use. You can experiment with different oil.

Can it get simple than this.

How to prepare:


Now add 1/4 tea spoons of turmeric powder per egg, sprinkle some water and let the turmeric spread over the egg.

Pour some oil in a pan, we are not going to shallow fry, this will only be a tawa fry, so a few spoons of oil is good.

For 6 eggs, I used about 5 spoons of oil. Plus or minus, you can try. Cooking is about experimenting, there is no right or wrong in cooking, follow the basics and you are good.

Crush the garlic cloves and add it to the oil, this gives the flavor to the egg.

Let the egg fry, you will see the skin getting crispy.

Now pierce the egg with a knife till you reach the yoke.

Now add Chilli powder and salt as per your wish

Fry for a few more minutes and you are done.

This is the basic format. If you want to get fancy, you can add some spices to the oil or finish with Chat masala or you can also add Garam masala.

If you are interested, you can also cut it in to four and serve it with this amazing curd dip, it will be a winner in the table.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chennai to Rameshwaram bike ride - Escape from templated New Year


This New year as with the past two years, decided not to be anywhere near a templated celebration. Until  the last week of Dec/2015 my plan was to join a group of friends and make my way to Ooty. The group was to come by a mini-bus, with my new found love, I decided to make it on my bike. Preparations as with any other long trip, started a little early. This time was to upgrade the protection. Things were falling in place but the last week I had to back-off from the Ooty plan due to a situation I am trying to avoid for a long time now.

Two days to go and heard Harish was lingering without a concrete plan. He had an invitation from Chetta (If I tell the name, he will be caught by his wife :D ) to join in his house. There were two more guys joining Chetta. I proposed a plan to go on a night trek to Nagala and also wanted to rope in Ramesh.

This was the plan until almost 6 in the eve of the 31st. Was home after spending time with Nagu to get an helmet and have his new RE 350 delivered. Nagu also carried the tarpaulin with him to use for our trek. Ramesh TL did not say 'yes' or a 'no' for his leave request, leaving 'no' as  the answer to take. Now it was me, Harish, Chetta and his two friends.

Harish came home by 8 pm on his bike, we swapped it with my other bike. Started packing, called our Chetta to get the pick-up location, then was the first twist in the plan. Chetta was already near high and was proposing us to join with him in his house. Sorry Chetta, I have to go away at any cost. So it was me and Harish. We went to consult with Gokul (Google) and quickly selected Bellam caves for our ride. We will sleep in Nagala, morning make our way to Bellam caves and be back.

Off we started.

Harish backpack on my front, my backpack was with harish with necessary items for a short trek. We went on my bike leaving the other bike behind.

Everything went on well till Park Sheraton, then was a jump in plan to go to Rameshwaram, take the ECR, go on a long ride. With little to no hesitation we took the turn and headed to Rameshwaram.

The first stop was in Mahabalipuram. Dinner in Guru hotel, one of my fav place in Mahabs. We spent time in the beach, hopefully only the two sober souls in that area. It was still around 10 - 11 pm, we started to Pondy, our next milestone and the place we decided to rest our back.

Midnight (The break of a new calendar year) went by on the way to Pondy without much of commotion. Nice.

We reached Pondy past 1 am. Stopped for a tea. Road was filled with templated activities. I wanted to rest my back. Harish suggested to settle in a petrol bunk. Sounded like a plan. We crossed one, did not stop. The next one was already shut down. We went in, no one active. We could see people sleeping inside the office room. We picked up a place under a tree right next to the Air pump. With a bed sheet with me, this was a luxury after experiencing a cold night sleep in Paravadhamalai just a week before.

We got our wake up call from a nearby mosque at 5:15 am. We got up and started.

We took the ERC route the whole way stopping in Tharangambadi after hearing about a Danish fort and for breakfast.




With much effort we reached Rameshwaram at 2:15 pm. The final stretch of road and in perfect condition giving confidence to go past 100 kmph which helped make up lost time on other stretch. Very few were in a poor condition.





After reaching Rameshwaram it was time to talk to people and find a budget accommodation. We skipped a place where a night will cost Rs.1000. I told him I am looking for something around Rs.700 for two people, then we got a place for Rs.500 just next to the place we skipped. It was a well maintained room, as clean as you can get. It had a fan, 3 walls and a partition separating this  space from the spacious lobby, a table in one corner and that's it. No bed, chair or any furniture. Perfect place.

After dropping all our baggage, we went on to a tourist mode. We started off to Dhanushkodi. It was a 22 km ride. Harish took on the drivers position as his helmet did not help much on the highway.

We reached to a point after which vehicles were not allowed. We started to walk without knowing how far to walk and what to expect. It was a narrow piece of road with beach running on both the side not more than a few meters away. Constant gushing wind was spraying sand all over filling in all places it can make way to. We also spotted vans riding in the shallow part of the water, thinking they were showing off to tourist.

There were constant discouragement from people walking from opposite direction that they were not able to make it to Dhanushkodi walking for hours and are returning back. We still kept going as we had nothing else to do. We still kept asking people walking in the opposite direction on how far it is. Just 2 guys gave the real picture. It is possible (Nice to hear) and we can try to get a van to return, it is not easy to get it for the return as it is already filled to take the onward journey. These were the vans I thought were showing off on the beach. These actually ferry people.

We reached Dhanushkodi, heard about the story behind this once buzzing town before the 1964 cyclone which washed away the entire town. We also met a survivor from the cyclone, who made it to Rameshwaram clinging on to left over railway tracks. Could only imagine what people would have gone  through when the disaster took place.





We took a van on our way back. The van driver charged Rs. 50 for the return after much of negotiation. The two way cost was Rs. 150.

We reached Rameshwaram, freshen-up and went to the temple after visiting the Agni thertham which is right behind the temple. This temple was huge. Not much crowd. The visit was over in about 30 min.



We got stuffs for the night and went back to our room and called it a day.

The next day was our turn back day with 550km to go to reach back home. We decided to take the Tiruchy route instead of the ECR route on the way back. We visited the Navagragham temple inside the sea (Yes, you read it right) in Devipattinam. We took a halt in Kanadukathan for a Chettinaud lunch. We were suggested Nathans cafe just 2 buildings next to the famous 1000 window house. The lunch was a bit pricey, still was good for the price. Clicked a pic of the 1000 window house.






  After much discussion to go to Kodaikalan or to Ooty or to Pondy, we still had to return to Chennai as Harish was tied up for Sunday




 Chennai at 9 pm and we called it time well spent.

This was the first ride I was not doing solo. Bike handled well all the way through all the road condition. All in all this was away from the set template for a new English calendar year.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Parvathamalai Solo trek (26 - 27.Dec.2015)


This was one such thing that flashes and you are on. This happened over my morning tea at 9 am, I was out with my bag and my camera in it at 10 am. Planning - no complaints coz I had none. Later regretted that I din plan. Still was an experience.

With minor repair work on the bike near Mel maruvathur in a Honda service center, reached Polur, the nearest town to Paravadhamalai.

Had my lunch there, inquired about the route and headed to Paravadhamalai. I had doubts climbing up with my joint pain which I decided not to give any attention. Parked my bike behind a temple where there was a paid parking lot. Started my walk from there.

There are 4 sections to cross before you reach the peak.
 
Paravadhamalai trek route - Board
Paravadhamalai trek route

1. Flat cemented path: 1.68 km
2. Cemented steps: 1.78 km
3. Rocks and pebbles: 0.75 km
4. Crowbar path (Kataparai padhai): 0.4 km
 
The first section was a good warm up and crossed comfortably. After this section was a temporary shed from where the materials for the temple construction is being sent. You can carry a small bag of sand (May be around 1 - 2 kg), a brick or any construction material as available there. I took a bag of sand and started from that point.

Paravadhamalai temple construction material dispatch
Paravadhamalai temple construction dispatch


The steps was not my cup of tea. Took long breaks, and had a nice nap on the way with the lunch settling in. Took all the time on earth to finish this part. My trusted google would show the way and say the ETA is 35 min. Google, come try this yourself. Are you sure you will do it in 35 min. Pffff..

I was happy when the steps was done. The rocks and pebbles was much more comfortable to walk on than the steps, mind was engaged in planning the next step, the ascend was manageable with planning the steps. On the way met a group of friends who were having their school reunion. All must be in their early to mid 40's. Was talking to them sharing my travel experience and my recent 2,300 km solo ride. This again was engaging and we did not take any break at all for a long time. They were a group of 6 friends. They were planning night halt on the peak. Cooking dinner was also in their plan. They extended their invitation and I was happy to join them.

As we crossed the rocks and pebbles path, we reached the much awaited and talked about Kadaparai paadhai (crowbar path, a literal meaning in English). I was amazed thinking how they had planned to root these crowbars, iron rods in to this large peace of rock and carve out sections to give grip to the leg. It all the more amazes me to think how people must have done the same path before they had these crowbars in place. Only a true devote or someone who understood what they are doing could have done it.

This path was the most interesting of all, looks tough but not as hard as you would imagine with all these luxuries people have done to make this easy.

This was a small stretch, and then were narrow staircase until the top.



Paravadhamalai temple silhouette
Paravadhamalai temple silhouette (Night photography)

The temple was almost empty when we went, I was happy that I made it. I had doubted if I can do it. But it was a moral boost that I had done this, one of my bucket list. The place was peaceful. Had a divine moment in the temple.

Paravadhamalai temple silhouette
Paravadhamalai temple silhouette


Then we were up for our next task. Cooking dinner. With experienced people taking charge, I resorted to pealing garlic and passing spoon and plates. All was done and we ended up with boiled rice and Kathirikai kaara kuzhambu. I almost tripled my average. With a cold gushing wind and piping hot food in hand, you can understand only if you had experience it.

Lighting the lamp


All went on well, next was to find a place to rest our back until morning. We went back to the temple, it was now filling up, not with people to see the temple, but for the same motive we came in. Now my bad planning kicked in. The temple had granite flooring (People have brought these Granite slabs as well). Had to sleep with nothing to separate me from the floor or to cover myself. My body heat would heat up the floor, would lay there in the same position, if I was to change position, would need to wait for the floor to match my body heat, before I can go back in to a deep sleep.

Morning we woke up at 4:30 am (Woken up actually :( ), then we had chukku kapi, clicked a few pics, went to the Ashramam.


Paravadhamalai

Paravadhamalai - Nandhi figure


The place that serves food for all the people who climb up this place. They take donations and are continuing to serve free food to all. We skipped the breakfast offer, climbed down with  breaks in between and then came back home through Aarni, Arcot route.

All of this happened so quickly. I doubt if this would have happened if I had planned for it. It was spontaneous and I did what I felt at that moment that I need to do.