Highly qualified and experienced scientists from various fields like sensory sciences, analytical chemistry, microbiology, bio-technology and food technology, currently work at the USL Technical Center, with a very high level of energy in taking up challenging projects and making a significant contribution to the company's growth.
Major functions at Technical Center are New Product Development (NPD), Research & Development (R&D), Special Spirits Management, Food Flavour Management, Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs.
To give the USL scientists the cutting edge, sophisticated instruments like GC, HPLC and Spectrophotometers are utilised for highly sensitive & critical quality analysis. These instruments have enabled USL to set exacting quality standards for our products and maintain product consistency across 62 manufacturing units. Indeed a fantastic achievement!
Innovation, quality, speed and thirst for excellence are Technical Center's key drivers, particularly reflected in consumer driven NPD & value engineering programmes. There are many firsts to USL's credit. In India, it is the first to produce Single Malt Whisky as per Scottish traditions, peated malts, pre-mix drinks like Blue Riband Duet & Blue Riband Tango, trendy Diet Mate Vodka & Reserve whisky, whisky variants having exotic flavours of lime & ginger, new concept drink Rum N Fizz, just to name a few.
The quality of our products have been acknowledged worldwide by independent jury in various competitions like International Wine & Spirits Competition (UK), International Spirits Challenge (UK), World Beverage Competition (US), Monde Quality Institute (Belgium) and Mundusvini (Germany). All our top-end products like Black Dog 12 YO Deluxe Scotch Whisky, Black Dog Centenary Scotch Whisky, Antiquity Blue Whisky, Antiquity Rare Whisky, Signature Whisky, Single Malt Whisky, Royal Challenge Whisky, Reserve Whisky, DSP Black Whisky, Celebration Rum, McDowell's No.1 Brandy, White Mischief Vodka, Premium Romanov Vodka and Blue Riband Gin have all won awards in the above mentioned prestigious competitions. Indeed, a tribute to USL's commitment for excellence.