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KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND Into The Mix

KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND

February 18,2021

If you were worried that there weren’t enough celebrities with tequilas brands, then take heart, as model and ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ star Kendall Jenner has launched her own tequila.

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In an Instagram post, Jenner explained her four-year journey to release her new brand 818. In the caption she said  “For almost four years I’ve been on a journey to create the best tasting Tequila. After dozens of blind taste tests, trips to our distillery, entering into world tasting competitions anonymously and WINNING (🥳) ..3.5 years later I think we’ve done it!

“This is all we’ve been drinking for the last year and I can’t wait for everyone else to get their hands on this to enjoy it as much as we do! @drinks818 coming soon 🥃🤤.”

Although yet to be released, Jenner explains that the range will comprise three variants: 818 Blanco, 818 Reposado, and 818 Añejo.

Each bottled at 40% ABV, the Tequilas are said to be made from 100% Agave Azul and are made in small batches in Jalisco, Mexico. Each expression is limited to 436 bottles per batch, according to the labels.

KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND Into The Mix

BEVELAND INTRODUCES A NEW RUM BRAND DOBLE 9

March 6,2021

Spain’s Beveland Distillers has released four expressions – including a 15-year-old bottling as part of its Cuban rum brand Doble 9.

Named in honour of Cuban dominoes, in which the highest chip number is nine, the Doble 9 four expressions, including Blanco, Añejo, Gran Reserva and a super-premium rum aged for 15 years.

Doble 9 Blanco has a slight sweetness with a ‘light bitter hint and soft hot feeling in the throat’. The Añejo bottling is described as having sweet and fruity aromas, best enjoyed straight or in a Cuba Libre cocktail.

Doble 9 Gran Reserva has light fruit aromas with ‘an almond sweet hint’. The expression is recommended served in a Creole Coffee.

Finally, Doble 9 15 Years is described as having strong woody aromas, with notes of dry fruits, vanilla and coconut on the palate.

Doble 9 joins the Beveland rum portfolio, which also includes the Caracas Club, Marama Origins, Ron Jungla and Ron Relicario brands.

For more information, go to beveland.com

KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND Into The Mix

LUXARDO MARKS 200 YEARS WITH MARASCHINO PERLA DRY

March 6,2021

Celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, Italian producer Luxardo has released a higher-ABV Maraschino Perla Dry liqueur

Described as a ‘special reserve’, Perla Dry has not been produced since the 1970s. This modern-day Perla Dry Bicentenary Reserve is bottled at 40% ABV and contains less sugar than the original.

Limited to 4,999 bottles, with 1,500 reserved for Italy, the liqueur comes in an antique green-blue glass bottle, that is accompanied by a gift box with a booklet and a commemorative pin.

Family-owned, the Luxardo distillery was founded by Girolamo Luxardo in 1821. Based in Torreglia, Italy, Luxardo’s products are available in 83 markets worldwide, with a major presence in the liqueurs, candied cherries and confectionery sectors.

For more information, go to luxardo.it

KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND Into The Mix

MAKER’S MARK RELEASE 2021 WOOD FINISHING SERIES

March 4,2021

Kentucky whiskey brand Maker’s Mark has unveiled FAE-01, the first of two limited release expressions from its Wood Finish Series.

Marking the third year of limited releases from Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series, the 2021 release utilises the distillery’s wood stave-finishing technique which emphasizes dark, dried fruit and woody notes and a full-bodied texture.

“Every whisky in our Wood Finishing Series is meant to have a strong point of view; it should tell a story about what we do at the distillery,” says Jane Bowie, director of innovation at Maker’s Mark.

“For 2021 we wanted to use wood to draw out those underlying bold qualities of classic Maker’s that we get from non-chill filtration — heavy oakiness, earthy fig and that creamy, palate-coating mouthfeel. The more we experimented with different stave types, the more we realized one bourbon wouldn’t even scratch the surface of big flavour and texture, so we’re excited to share a pair of releases that tell two sides of a complete story.”

FAE-01, uses an American oak stave seared on one side, and left raw on the other, to amplify dried fruit and oak flavours. Maker’s Mark derives these tasting notes from naturally retained elements of barrel char and organic compounds called fatty acid esters (FAEs), the company says, which are responsible for both fruity tones and texture variations.

“This first release tastes just like a Kentucky barrel warehouse smells,” says Bowie. There’s tons of pleasantly dank wood and tobacco on the nose, and rich, warm raisin and fig on the tongue — it’s literally like sipping on angel’s share.”

Each side of the FAE-01 stave draws out different characteristics of these two flavour components, the company says. The charred side offers dark leathery tobacco notes, while the raw side yields fresh fruit.

The second expression, FAE-02 which will be released later this year, will focus more on a rich, weighty texture.

For more information, go to makersmark.com

KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND Into The Mix

SAGAMORE SPIRIT RELEASES TEQUILA FINISH RYE

March 3,2021

Maryland distillery Sagamore Spirits has announced the release of its newest limited-edition rye whiskey, Distiller’s Select Tequila Finish.

Released in the leadup to Cinco de Mayo, the expression finishes Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey in Extra Añejo barrels.

The result is a full-bodied yet approachable rye that telegraphs tequila in all the right ways, with hints of agave, citrus, spice, warm oak and vanilla on the nose, and even more agave, peppercorn, fig and orange to taste. Marked at a substantial 98-proof, it is a spirit meant to be sipped and savoured.

“Melding a full-bodied rye whiskey with tequila may sound like a risky move, but our distilling team welcomes risks that can bring big rewards,” said Brian Treacy, Sagamore Spirit’s president.

“Like Maryland-style rye, tequila has a history that’s deeply rooted in a sense of place, so to us, this union made perfect sense. The end result perfectly captures what’s special about each spirit to give fans of both spirits something unexpected, seasonal and full of flavour – just in time for warmer weather.”

For more information, go to sagamorespirit.com

KENDALL JENNER LAUNCHES TEQUILA BRAND Into The Mix

BUNDABERG RUM CREATES THE ‘CAMERON SMITH BATCH’

March 3,2021

Australian rum producers, Bundaberg Rum, have collaborated with the celebrated NRL footballer to release the ‘Cameron Smith Batch’

The nine-year-old rum has been crafted to celebrate the career of Queensland’s golden boy and arguably NRL’s greatest ever player.

The limited-edition bottling from the makers of the world’s best rum is a premium batch of Bundaberg UP Rum, aged nine years in White Oak – a cheeky nod to Smith’s position as no.9 hooker.

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Sporting all the characteristics of an aged Bundaberg Rum, the liquid has a bold and fruity aroma with subtle hints of oak.

On the palate, this premium rum is full-bodied and complex with notes of rich raisins, molasses and dried fruits that then transcend into a long and smooth finish complemented by aromatic clover and nutmeg flavours.

The first 1,000 bottles signed by the man himself will be available exclusively from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery website from Monday 8th March, with the dispatch of those bottles the following week.

“What a force, when two winners go head-to-head!” said Duncan Littler, Bundaberg Rum Marketing & Experience Manager of the collaboration.

“It has been our pleasure to welcome a local Logan legend to the Distillery to select his very own rum. We had a lot of fun with Cam – personally, we think rum-making could be his next best career move! Look out for more news on how to get your hands on one. We know this will disappear very quickly!”

During his career, Smith has three Premierships, two Dally M Medals and two World Player of the Year Awards and is statistically believed to be the best player of all time.

For more information, go to bundabergrum.com.au

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