Family, Friends, Fun, Festival…The 4 F’s bring an order to life and remind us to live in the moment and appreciate our blessings, including those around us. Holi, our chai spiced gin, is best when shared with those around you.
Louisville handcrafted gin with traditional botanicals and juniper is given an untraditional twist. Inspired by our founder’s Indian heritage, this gin is spiced with masala chai, presenting an elegantly smooth experience. Holi brings cocktails to a deliciously unknown level, whether it lets mixologists artistry shine or gives a new take to a classic.
We wanted a name that brought meaning and purpose. Paying homage to the Indian culture, we decided on the name “Holi”.
Holi is the Indian festival of color, celebrating life, happiness, good over evil, and relationships old / new / repaired.
We wanted our bottle to stand out and break the mold of the typical spirit. Utilizing the spirit of the Holi festival helped us with that goal.
Kartik’s family planted their roots here in Louisville 20 years ago in search of the American dream. He now considers himself a Kentucky boy, building his business here, marrying a Kentucky girl, Louisville is home. Kartik Kamat’s goal is to bring Kentucky to the world and the world to Kentucky.
When you go to his parent’s home, Kartik’s mom will make you a cup of chai tea. India used its spices to innovating a tea with its spices, making chai an integral part of their culture. “Sharing a cup of chai with my mom is a sacred moment. It’s the same feeling as having a glass of bourbon with friends and family”. Kartik decided to mash it all together.
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Great experience touring Holi Gin’s campus today! We got to spend time with Kartik, Michael, and the rest of the team, and they really treated us like friends. The campus is small but mighty! Such cool artwork, especially the mural on the outside of the building - great to take pictures in front of for a memory. We had a great time learning about the process of making gin and learning how to use their product in easy, but tasty, cocktails we could make ourselves! Can’t wait to take more friends back to experience the tour themselves!
Loved! The tour was great but what really made it was the cocktail class! Loved my certificate and have it on my fridge now!!
My husband and I had a Tuesday Tour of Holi Gin. We had a marvelous experience! The staff is enthusiastic, professional, knowledgeable and fun! Holi Gin is an upcoming, creative distillery that will put Louisville on the map in the world of gin! You must take the tour and do the Holi Gin experience! Besides learning the distilling process we also got to create two cocktails! Delicious!
Super friendly staff, nice facility, and the gin is literally like nothing you have ever had.
Got to take a tour of this facility and it was top notch from the beginning to the end. We got to see the distillation process, hear about the beginnings of the company, and even got to mix cocktails with a bartending specialist. Kartik and his crew really have a special thing going here. Would highly recommend Holi gin to anyone who likes gin or wants to try something truly unique!