Kasauli is a small cantonment town, which is located in the district of in Solan, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The British rulers originally set up the cantonment in the year 1842, as a hill station. The city still retains it old charm.
The distillery and brewery in the city of Kasauli were set up in the late 1820s by Edward Dyer, much before the establishment of the city. All the equipments for the brewing and distilling were brought by Edward Dyer from England and Scotland. The distillery at Kasauli still is believed to the oldest operating distillery. The task of getting the equipments in Kasauli was not an easy one as they were first shipped to the river Ganges as farther as possible, then they were loaded onto ox drawn carts and finally then brought up to the Himalayas via the route to Shimla.