It’s a time of celebration for India’s Spirit industry. Slowly and gradually Indian spirit industry is on ascendant trend and getting global recognition. India’s prominent brand Sula Vineyard, which launched India’s first 100% premium grape brandy Janus in 2015 wins a Bronze Medal in 2016.
Janus has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the tasting category at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2016. In the blind tasting Janus took home a bronze from an impressive line-up of spirits.
It may be noted that ISC is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. Winning an ISC award is an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from the experienced panel of specialist judges.
Janus is India’s first 100% grape brandy made from carefully selected grapes from the best Indian vineyards. It derived 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.
Rajeev Samant, CEO, Sula Vineyards said “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition. 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 recognized our efforts to lead the industry in terms of innovation and quality.”
Award organiser 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.”
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist