BOLS Kyndal is an equal joint venture between Amsterdam based Lucas BOLS B.V. and Kyndal India Pvt. Ltd. Signed in 2009, Both the companies have created many new segments and redefined the premium brandy segment.
Lucas BOLS has brought their expertise of blending, distilling and their 400 years of heritage in the spirits business and Kyndal has brought to the fore their marketing & distribution expertise and their immense understanding of the Indian Diaspora to ensure BOLS X.O. Excellence Brandy is a success in the widely diverse Indian market. Today, BOLS Brandy is the market leader in the premium brandy segment in the country. BOLS X.O. Excellence Brandy is pot stilled and matured grape brandy and is the first genuine grape spirit brandy in India. The BOLS Kyndal JV comprises of BOLS Premier XO Excellence, BOLS XO Excellence and Bootz Authentic Genuine Grape Brandy.
About Bols: Bols is the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand, dating back to 1575, when the Bols family opened a small distillery in Amsterdam. More than four centuries of craftsmanship, passion and experience join each other perfectly in the products of Bols; from the world’s best-selling genevers to the range of 38 quality liqueurs that are available in more than one hundred countries. From flavour innovations such as Bols Foam and Bols Natural Yoghurt, to all-time classics like Bols Genever and Bols Blue.
Edrington Kyndal India Pvt Ltd is a 50:50 JV between Kyndal Group and Edrington Distillers to bottle, market and distribute Cutty Sark blended scotch whisky in the Indian market. This is the first time Cutty Sark will be bottled outside of Scotland. The market for Scotch whisky is growing internationally. Edrington’s expertise in premium spirits, combined with Kyndal’s strong distribution, created a great opportunity to make Cutty Sark more accessible to premium consumers in the dynamic and growing India market.
About Edrington: Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and spirit brands in the world, including Cutty Sark, The Macallan, Brugal, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park and Snow Leopard vodka. Edrington directly controls its route to market in eleven countries and operates the remainder through joint venture and third party agreements. Over the past five years the company has increased the international nature of its business through the acquisition of the Brugal and Cutty Sark brands and sales and distribution companies in key markets. It employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, with over 60% employed overseas. The company is owned by a charitable trust, The Robertson Trust, which donated £15.3 million to a variety of charitable causes last year.