Have you ever wondered why imported alcohol costs so much more than indigenous brands? Well, the basic custom duties eat into your happy hours. In some cases, these are as high as 100% or even more, which means a bottles of imported beer costs you double its price. Add to this a countervailing duty of 16%, additional customs duty of 4% and education cess of 3% and the price tag becomes bigger.
Click here to see a break up of price for imported beverages.
Compiled by Harshada Karnik and Asit Ranjan Mishra; graphic by Yogesh Kumar