Nepal’s legendary Khukri Rum has won a Gold Medal at the London Spirit Competition 2020. This opens up prospects for Nepal’s favourite spirit brand, which first came out 60 years ago, to be exported abroad, says the maker of this world class rum, The Nepal Distillery. What really launched the brand was during the coronation of King Birendra in 1975, when the distillery brought out the rum in a khukri-shaped bottle.
Nearly half-a-century later, the dagger and the premium Coronation Rum it contains is still a favourite souvenir item for Nepalis going abroad. It is also exported to 11 countries including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, and the US.