Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon Into The Mix

Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon

August 19,2020

Maker’s Mark Bourbon has released its latest annual limited edition bottling as part of the brand’s Wood Finishing Series.

The 2020 variant showcases the brand’s “pursuit of enhanced vanilla and caramel notes” and is bottled at 54.5% ABV.

It is the second limited-edition Bourbon in the Wood Finishing Series, which also includes Maker’s Mark 46 and Maker’s Mark Private Selection. The new expression joins the range as the brand celebrates 10 years since it launched Maker’s Mark 46.

“Since the introduction of Maker’s Mark 46, wood staves have become our tool of choice for unlocking and amplifying natural flavours already present in our classic Maker’s Mark – always purposefully and with a specific taste vision in mind,” said Jane Bowie, director of innovation at Maker’s Mark.

The 2020 offering uses two stave styles, one drawing on vanilla and the other on caramel, which are then married together to offer a Bourbon “reminiscent of butter pecan”.

The first stave used, SE4, is made from virgin French oak, convection cooked at medium heat with a short toast period, which provided the caramel flavour. The second stave, PR5, is made from virgin American oak and convection cooked at low heat very slowly to bring out vanilla notes.

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Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon Into The Mix

Chef Robert Irvine Launches Irvine's Spirits

September 21,2021

US Chef and TV host Robert Irvine, in partnership with the award-winning Boardroom Spirits Distillery in Pennsylvania, has launched Irvine’s Spirits.

Both Irvine’s Precision Distilled Vodka and Irvine’s American Dry Gin are crafted from a selection of non-GMO corn, naturally gluten-free and are precision distilled to remove impurities for a clean sipping, 80-proof spirit.

Chef Irvine has brought his vast culinary experience to bear on product development and market research, honing and refining the approach until ultimately creating a gin and vodka that embodies his attitude and personality.

Irvine’s vodka is filtered through active carbon for a clean, neutral aroma and smooth, mildly sweet finish, while gin uses a hybrid distilling method that combines pot and column distillation to extract bold, yet delicate aromas and flavours.

Using his own pantry as inspiration for the gin, Chef Irvine has selected thirteen botanicals, which include black currant, Ceylon cinnamon, elderberry, jasmine flower and tea, to create a complex, approachable, and clean 90-proof gin.

As a restaurant owner himself, Chef Irvine believes everyone deserves a taste of the best that life has to offer. Irvine’s Spirits is the culmination of that dream.

“You shouldn’t have to be rich to enjoy a little luxury,” said Irvine. “Every morning, you get up and give it your best. At the end of the day, you deserve the best in your glass.”

Currently available in New Hampshire, Maine, Oregon, California, and Pennsylvania, a portion of the proceeds go to the Robert Irvine Foundation.

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Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon Into The Mix


September 16,2021

Patrón Tequila has teamed up with London private members’ club Annabel’s to create a limited edition bottle to raise money for the Amazon rainforest. The move is part of the Annabel’s for the Amazon initiative, which has committed to planting a million trees by March 2023.

Inspired by the members’ club and the Brazilian rainforest, the bottle and box use the club’s Jungle Bar for its design and features hand-drawn illustrations that cover the mirror-panelled walls of the room. The packaging is fully recyclable.

On September 30, 2021, the venue will host celebrities, members and environmentalists for the inaugural Annabel’s for The Amazon event, which aims to help save the rainforest.

Hosted by The Caring Family Foundation in collaboration with One Tree Planted. the organisations hope the event will help to plant one million trees by March 2023, equivalent to approximately 600 hectares of forest restored and equal to 4.2 Hyde Parks.

The bottle is available exclusively to buy from Selfridges’ website and storesProceeds from the sale of the limited edition bottle will be donated to the reforestation of the Brazilian rainforest with each bottle sold will plant 22 trees.

In addition, three Patrón Amazon cocktails will be available at Annabel’s during September, with the partnership planting an extra 10 trees for each drink sold.

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Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon Into The Mix


September 15,2021

Forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Bailey’s have brought back the limited-time offering Baileys Apple Pie Irish Cream Liqueur to help you treat yourself to your favourite fall traditions and savour those special moments with friends and family.

Blending the flavours of freshly baked apple pie and creamy vanilla ice cream with hints of cinnamon and spice, Bailey’s ApplePie for a truly unique Baileys experience this season.

Baileys has tapped four bakeries across the country known for their renowned sweets to curate one-of-a-kind apple pie-inspired desserts that are non-alcoholic and infused with the flavour of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

“We’re so excited to collaborate with some of the most celebrated bakeries across the nation to bring back Baileys Apple Pie for the second year in a row and deliver even more ways to enjoy the classic fall treat,” said Stacey Cunningham, Director of Liqueurs at Diageo. “We encourage consumers to celebrate the season responsibly while enjoying Baileys Apple Pie with friends and family.”

Baileys Apple Pie is available throughout the USA and is ideal neat, over ice, in coffee or chai tea, or even over ice cream

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Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon Into The Mix


September 10,2021

Eva Longoria has launched Casa Del Sol, a new luxury sipping tequila brand which she co-founded. The ultra-premium spirits brand is inspired by the magic of the golden hour and Mayahuel, the Aztec goddess of agave, and translates to “house of the sun” in Spanish. The brand debuts with three offerings: Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.

Casa Del Sol is made from hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agave sourced from rich clay soil in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The brand taps dynamic talent with authentic Mexican roots, including Alejandra Pelayo, Casa Del Sol’s head of production, protégé and goddaughter of the late Francisco Alcaraz, tequila pioneer and master distiller / creator of Patrón.

“When creating Casa Del Sol, we wanted to deliver a brand that was set apart from the rest,” said Longoria. “From the liquid to the legacy, we took the time to develop an ultra-premium tequila focusing on authenticity and a distinct flavour profile. It is always my mission to uplift the voices of women and celebrate my Mexican heritage, so that others may be inspired by the limitless genius and artistry that is rich in our communities.”

The brand has also partnered with Laurent Martell, the 9th generation of the Martell family in France, and sourced Cognac barrels handcrafted with French Limousin Oak. Casa Del Sol has a unique barrel ageing process that results in a distinct flavour and aromatic profile where old world craftsmanship meets new world artistry, infusing Mexican tradition with notes of French heritage.

Casa Del Sol offers three distinctive sipping tequilas – Blanco, Reposado and Añejo:

Casa Del Sol is available for pre-sale nationwide online at the brand’s official website. It will be available for retail nationally in early 2022.

Maker’s Mark unveils limited edition 2020 Bourbon Into The Mix


September 9,2021

Japanese distillers,  House of Suntory pays tribute to the passage of time and the legacy of the founding family of Japanese whisky with Yamazaki 55, which celebrates the Japanese “Showa” era of the 1960s that represented a major period of change for the House of Suntory.

Bottled in 2020, the expression will be available in extremely limited quantities across global markets including the United States, the United Kingdom, Mainland China and Taiwan later this month. The resulting expression features a deep amber color; robust aroma redolent of sandal wood and well-ripened fruit; sweet, slightly bitter and woody palate; and slightly bitter yet sweet and rich finish.

Yamazaki 55 is a blend of precious single malts featuring components distilled in 1960 under the supervision of Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii and then aged in Mizunara casks; and in 1964 under Suntory’s Second Master Blender Keizo Saji and then aged in White Oak casks.

Suntory’s Fifth-Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo worked closely with Third-Generation Master Blender Shingo Torii in deploying their signature art of blending to properly reveal the exceptional depth, complexity and wisdom that is Yamazaki 55.

“Throughout the process of blending Yamazaki 55, I used as inspiration the passage of time and ‘Wabi-sabi’ – the Japanese belief that imperfections can help to ultimately contribute to perfection,” said Fukuyo. “While I often view other extra aged whiskies as art, I consider Yamazaki 55 to be more like a Buddhist statue: calm and mysterious, requiring time to truly enjoy the inner beauty.”

To honor its ongoing commitment to give back to society, Beam Suntory, will donate $5,000 USD for every bottle released in this year’s 100-bottle collection, totaling $500,000 USD, to The White Oak Initiative, a group committed to the long-term sustainability of America’s white oak forests.

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