January 31: Jawalakhel Group of Industries (JGI) has started selling its Ruslan brand of vodka in markets outside Nepal.
According to a statement issued by the company, the vodka will now be available in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Belgium. It further stated that the company was working towards entering the markets of China and Thailand as well.
“We are confident that the vodka will be as appreciated by international customers as it is by Nepali ones,” the statement quoted Sashin Joshi, executive director of JGI, as saying.
Ruslan began production four decades ago and is the first Nepali brand of vodka.