In 2015, Sula Vineyards, India’s # 1 wine company announced the launch of JANUS –India’s first 100 % premium grape brandy. This is another milestone for the company who are proud to announce that JANUS has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the tasting category at the International Spirits challenge (ISC) 2016 .ISC is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world .In the blind tasting JANUS took home a bronze from an impressive line-up of spirits.
“we are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition ,”said Rajeev Samant, CEO ,Sula Vineyards ‘’This acknowledgement further validates JANUS` groundbreaking project to create India’s first 100% premium grape brandy. Winners are determined in part by experts in the industry. We are pleased that they have recognised our efforts to lead the industry in terms of innovation and quality.’’
JANUS is India’s first 100% grape brandy. Deriving its name from the ancient Roman deity with two faces, JANUS embodies the exceptional French Cognac making heritage and the expertise of Sula in selecting the best Indian grapes .JANUS is made from carefully selected grapes from the best Indian vineyards which are then double distilled in small batches using traditional French alembic pot stills, to produce a liquor of exceptional smoothness and character.
Awards organizer Justin Smith said. “ This year’s judging was tougher than ever before with consistent quality found across each category .It made for a series of fascinating blind tasting sessions, with our experts coming to their final conclusions led by the experience of the chairmen’’.
Winning an ISC awards is an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from the experienced panel of specialist judges.
Full results are published on the International Spirits Challenges (ISC) websites (www.internationalspiritschallenge.com)
JANUS is currently available in 750 ml and 180 ml. A 750 ml in Karnataka is priced at 1900, Andra Pradesh INR 2390, Telangana INR 2265.In Goa, Pondicherry, Daman and Silvassa JANUS is retailed at INR 1500 and available across leading outlets. It is manufactured 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.with over 2,30,000 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 Awards 2016 for the `Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’! This is the first time an Indian company has won a Drinks Business Awards.
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, Ruffino and Asahi .For information on the entire Sula brand portfolio, visit www.sulavineyards.com
About the International spirits challenge (ISC)
The International Spirits challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. The ISC recognizes three key areas of the industry: Tasting, `Design & Packaging’ and Marketing .Now in its 21st year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting quality spirits across the globe.
The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, receiving more than 1,400 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide makes the ISC a truly global competition. It is supported by many of the world’s leading spirits producers who regard it as the international standards for quality and excellence.
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