DesmondJi or DJ is made with love and grit by Desmond Nazareth. Desmond has distilled the spirit, put his name to the brand,  and crafted the business with the same core values that he lives by. Desmond is a veteran entrepreneur including being one of the early discoverers and fixers of the Y2K software problem.  He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and  Temple University, Philadelphia, reading mechanical engineering and film respectively. In 2000, after 18 years in the US, Desmond returned to India; and over the last 20 years, has traversed the country in search of  local and indigenous spirits and the habitats of their natural ingredients.