Monkey Shoulder appoints Pankaj Balachandran as India Brand Ambassador

William Grant & Sons India has appointed Pankaj Balachandran as the India Brand Ambassador for scotch brand Monkey Shoulder. The independent family distiller has taken this step as part of its growth strategy for India. This announcement is in line with the forward-looking roadmap to foster connects with the progressive Indian consumer. The brand has been at the helm of the cocktail revolution being witnessed in the country.


Pankaj has been associated with Monkey Shoulder in India as the Host for the Ultimate Bartender Championship India, the signature property of the Brand. As the face of the Brand in India, Pankaj will now lead key relationships with early adopters, whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs towards building brand advocacy for Monkey Shoulder.

Commenting on this appointment, James Pennefather, India Managing Director at William Grant & Sons said, “We are excited to have Pankaj as the Monkey Shoulder India Brand Ambassador for our renewed focus to deliver new age drinking experiences to the Indian audiences. He comes with a wealth of experience to meet the rising cocktails culture and together, we are committed to bringing great Scotch to the new generation of whisky drinkers.”

On his appointment, Pankaj said, “As a person, I have always challenged the conventional. I am delighted to represent such an exciting brand that thinks alike. I look forward to doing so many cool things and delivering newer experiences with the brand.”

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