Bangalore, June 14, 2016: Sula Vineyards, India’s #1 premium wine company announced the launch of JANUS – India’s first 100% premium 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.
JANUS is aged in small French oak barrels under the supervision of French Master Blender Yonael Bernard, imparting a smooth and distinctive taste, exceptional aromas and a complex character of a cognac – style brandy with a long finish. Keeping up with the tradition of French cognac making, the master blender has developed a unique recipe guaranteeing excellence in every drop.
Founder – CEO of Sula Vineyards, Rajeev Samant said, “With this launch Sula takes its first step into the world of spirits with a superbly crafted high end offering. We are confident that JANUS will win accolades and significantly raise the bar for brandy making in India. JANUS is India‘s first handcrafted cognac – style brandy for connoisseurs – from the House of Sula”.
JANUS comes in premium packaging with a bottle design inspired from the Mid-19th century, a style known as ‘standard fifth’ or ‘lettered brandy’ with embossing. The bottle’s slender design, broad masculine shoulders and long neck makes it stand apart.
JANUS will be available initially in two SKUs of 750 ml and 180 ml at INR 1999 and INR 599 respectively across all leading outlets in Karnataka. It is manufactured by Artisan Spirits, 100% subsidiary of Sula Vineyards.