Georgian Jimsher whiskey to be sold in US
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian whiskey brand Jimsher has been already certified and will be sold in the US starting from late August, said founder of the company Jimi Chkhaidze, Trend reports via Georgian media.
"We got permission and license. We successfully carried out every step of verification. Now, we are in negotiations with the company, which will export the product to the US market," noted Chkhaidze.
According to him, Jimsher also entered the markets of Ukraine, China, Kazakhstan, and Poland.
First Georgian Whiskey Jimsher appeared in the market in early March 2017. In March 2018 Jimsher was awarded with silver medal in "Best World Whisky" category by "International Whisky Competition".
Currently, three types of whiskey are made in Georgia, including traditional Saperavi in cask, Georgian brand in cask, and single malt Tsinandali.
Georgia exported 94 million bottles of wine to 53 countries in 2019. The country generated $240 million from the sale of wine abroad, which is 17 percent more compared to 2018. Furthermore, Georgia exported 31.6 million (an increase of 58 percent) bottles of Georgian brandy and 625,000 bottles of Chacha (an increase of 48 percent) abroad in 2019.
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