Ponda Distillery, McDowell & Co. (United Spirits Limited), Bethora, Ponda, Goa, India.
Ltd., the founding company, was originally established in 1826. In the early
1990’s this was acquired by Angus McDowell from Scotland, and renamed as
McDowell & Co. Meanwhile, another Scottish gentleman, Thomas Leishman
established another company in 1857, which was to become United Breweries (UB)
of Kingfisher Lager fame. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s UB established
United Spirits Ltd (under the now global UB Group) most notably acquiring the
scotch whisky company “Whyte and Mackay” and perhaps the lesser known McDowell