Sula Vineyards, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Artisan Spirits, has launched India’s first Premium blended whisky with Grape Spirit base, ECLIPSE, in the Delhi market. The company announced their aggressive diversification into the premium liquor category at a special event for the trade in the National Capital this week.
After adding grape-based Brandy,’ Janus’, and ‘J’, the launch of Eclipse, a premium whisky with Grape spirit base, is considered a strategic move by the company towards product diversification. Eclipse has distribution rights in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Puducherry, and Telangana currently.
Speaking to Hospitality Biz at the launch event, Nick Pringle, COO, Sula Vineyards said that the company has yet again proved its spirit of innovation by introducing a “pioneering product”. “It’s a tough market and in a tough market it is important to keep innovating and give consumers something new. Eclipse is the first Grape spirit based whisky to come into the market,” he said.
Talking about the product, Pringle said that while its grape spirit base makes it unique, it is blended with quality malt matured in French oak. “That gives the product the quality finish and premium presentation,” he added. He said that Eclipse has received good feedbacks from connoisseurs at blind tasting sessions.
When asked about distribution, Pringle said that they will be rolling it out “carefully and strategically” pan India in the coming months. “We have got distribution rights in few places. Idea is to go very carefully,” he said.
Eclipse comes in an elegant bottle with a tamper proof ‘Fabrizio cap’ that ensures excellent and smooth flow of the liquid from the bottle.