Sula Vineyards enters the world of whisky
~ Launches ‘Eclipse’- A whisky with a twist! ~
Having successfully ventured into premium grape brandies with JANUS and J in 2016 and having won a Bronze medal for JANUS at the renowned ‘International Spirits Challenge 2016’, Sula Vineyards, India’s leading wine producer, takes a step further into the world of spirits as they launch their first whisky – Eclipse.
Cognac cask aged Eclipse embodies the exceptional French spirit making heritage and the expertise of Sula in selecting the best Indian grapes. Premium quality Scotch and then of course premium grains goes in to the produce of this all new whisky too.
Eclipse from the House of Sula, is made with a touch of grape spirit which is double distilled using a traditional French distillation process. The liquor is aged in ‘Limousine Oak Cask’ under the supervision of Sula’s Master Blender Yogesh Mathur. The result is a whisky of exceptional smoothness with character of dried fruit, spices and vanilla.
Eclipse comprises of premium ‘Malt Scotch’ from Scotland. 5 year old peated malt spirit goes in to the blend.
Yogesh Mathur, Master Blender, Artisan Spirits Pvt. Ltd said, “It has been a meticulous task but was worth all the efforts! Our blending team has worked together to create a blend which gives a sweetness and ease on the palate accompanied by a fruity and smoky smooth finish that is traditional yet modern at the same time”
Cecilia Oldne – Global Brand Ambassador at Sula added, “There is a reason to why our very first whisky was given the name Eclipse. The beautiful solar eclipse represents auspicious beginnings and enhances opportunities in life. It’s a big thing for us at Sula to enter the world of whisky and we’re super excited about it!”
The whisky is produced by Artisan Spirits, 100% subsidiary of Sula Vineyards.
About Sula Vineyards:
Sula Vineyards is by far India’s first choice in wine. Their award-winning wines are available nationwide at the finest hotels and restaurants, and are also exported throughout the world. Sula is on track to sell a million cases of wine in 2016.
Sula is also a pioneer in India’s wine tourism opening the country’s first winery Tasting Room in 2005 and first vineyard resort, Beyond by Sula, in 2007 – and Sky Villa in 2016. With over 230,000 visitors last year, Sula is one of the most visited wineries in the world and the #1 spot where Indians first taste wine.
Sula Vineyards recently won the prestigious Drinks Business Award 2016 for the ‘Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’! This is the first time an Indian company has won a Drinks Business Award.
Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture and support the local rural economy. Sula is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s most sustainable wine producers.
In addition, the company is also a leading wine and spirits importer, with Sula Selections, a portfolio of prestigious brands like Remy Cointreau, Hardys, Cono Sur and Asahi. For information on the entire Sula brand portfolio, visit www.sulavineyards.com