Launches the first of its kind grape wine based whisky â€“ Eclipse
Having successfully ventured into premium grape brandies with JANUS and J in 2016 and having won a Bronze medal for JANUS at the renowned â€˜International Spirits Challenge 2016â€™,Â Sula Vineyards, Indiaâ€™s leading wine producer,takes a step further into the world of spirits as they launch their first whisky â€“ Eclipse.
Cognac cask aged from the House of Sula, Eclipse embodies the exceptional French spirit making heritage and the expertise of Sula in selecting the best Indian grapes and then of course the best quality Scotch and grain to produce this ground breaking whisky.
Eclipse is made from carefully selected grapes from Sulaâ€™s vineyards. The grape spirit is double distilled in small batches using traditional French â€˜Limousine Oak Caskâ€™ under the supervision of Sulaâ€™s master blender, Yogesh Mathur. Resulting in a produce of a liquor of exceptional smoothness and character of dried fruit, spices and vanilla.
Eclipse comprises of Malt Scotch from Scotland, more precisely from Loch Lomond Distillery 5 year old peated malt spirit also goes in to the blend.
Cecilia Oldne â€“ VP Marketing and Global Brand Ambassador at Sula Vineyards said, â€œThere is a reason to why our very first whisky was given the name Eclipse. The beautiful solar eclipse represents auspicious beginnings and protects your good fortunes and enhances opportunities in life. It is a big move for us at Sula to enter the world of whisky and we are super excited about it!â€
â€œEclipse is a whisky with a twist,â€ said Deepak Bhatnagar, President of Sales and Marketing at Sula Vineyards. â€œWe wanted to offer something new and distinctive to our consumers that truly demonstrates the quality of well-aged whiskies. It has a smooth finish that is traditional yet modern, adding a sense of discovery for the whisky drinker.â€
Yogesh Mathur, VP Manufacturing and Production, Artisan Spirits Pvt. Ltd said â€œIt has been a meticulous task but it was worth all the efforts! Our blending team has worked together to create a remarkable blend which gives a sweetness and ease on the palate accompanied by a fruity and smooth finish that is traditional yet modern at the same timeâ€
The elegant bottle design is inscribed with the Eclipse logo set in the front of the bottle. The broad masculine makes it stand apart and easy to hold in one hand. All facets of the packaging honor the area it comes from while still presenting the simple and classy image. The look is set to appeal to a wider audience of emerging malt consumers who enjoy trying â€˜The bestâ€™ in an urban social scene.â€
The unique design of the tamper proof Fabrizio cap, also ensures an excellent and smooth flow of the liquid from the bottle, tilted in any direction and guarantees the impeccable quality of our product.
Eclipse is available in 750 ml bottles. It is priced at INR 1395 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, INR 1250 in Delhi and INR 790 in Pondicherry. In Goa, Daman and Silvassa, Eclipse retails at INR 750 and is available across leading outlets. It is manufactured by Artisan Spirits, 100% subsidiary of Sula Vineyards.