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RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM Into The Mix

RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM

October 9,2020

California-based Ron Izalco has launched a 15 Year Cask Strength, which comprises a blend of Central American rums aged in ex-Bourbon barrels.

Bottled at a cask strength of 55.3% ABV, Ron Izalco 15 Year Cask Strength is made without sugar or other additives. It is made using a blend of Central American rum aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and without the use of the solera method of ageing.

The new rum is said to be the only cask strength, non-solera aged, Spanish-style rum crafted with no sugars or additives.

Karthik Sudhir founder and CEO, said: “High-end spirits and rum connoisseurs are eager for new expressions that are complex yet beautifully balanced, full-bodied and made with no sugar and no additives. We developed Ron Izalco 15-Year-Old Cask Strength to provide a more pure and authentic drinking experience specifically with these consumers in mind.

“Ron Izalco 15 Year Old is generous and intense offering the ultimate satisfaction for the true rum aficionado. It is made to be sipped, savoured and shared.”

The cask strength rum is said to have “an array of intensely fruity aromas” that lead to soft tannins and flavours of baked pineapple and several layers of spices.

For more information about Ron Izalco go to izalcorum.com

RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM Into The Mix

JJ WHITLEY RELEASES LIMITED EDITION GOLD FILTERED VODKA

June 15,2021

Expanding its JJ Whitley range, Halewood Artisanal Spirits has unveiled a limited-edition vodka filtered through a gold silk thread.

Distilled in St Petersburg, Russia, the wheat-based Vodka expression has been passed through a filter of gold silk thread, which the brand says provides a clean and exceptionally smooth tasting experience.

The expression has then been bottled in ‘dazzling gold’ that features the “distinctive” embossed detail at 38% ABV.

“For those looking to treat themselves or find something special to mark a celebration, or even as a great gift option, we’re confident our limited edition vodka will present a strong sales opportunity for retailers this summer,” said James Stocker, marketing director, Halewood Artisanal Spirits.

“We have been investing heavily in our JJ Whitley vodka portfolio and our new distillery in St Petersburg, which enables us to provide our customers with a quality, authentic Russian vodka at [a] great price point.”

For more information, go to jj-whitley.com

RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM Into The Mix

WHISTLEPIG UNVEILS TWO NEW FARMSTOCK BEYOND BONDED EXPRESSIONS

June 15,2021

Vermont distillery WhistlePig has achieved a milestone with the release of two 100% grain-to-glass whiskeys from the WhistlePig Farm.

WhistlePig FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye and FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon are the first products harvested, distilled, aged and bottled at the WhistlePig farm and distillery.

By “Beyond Bonded,” WhistlePig means that its whiskey is not only Bottled-in-Bond, but also single barrel, fully traceable at every step of the Farm-to-bottle journey, the company says, and bottled at 100.1 proof, just beyond the bonded whiskey standard.

“Today’s craft spirits drinkers, especially whiskey collectors, are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about process,” says Jeff Kozak, CEO.

“After working toward a 100% Farm whiskey vision for more than a decade, our team is proud to invite WhistlePig fans to look under the hood at who, where, when and how our grain-to-glass whiskey is created, and to offer a one-of-a-kind experience from each barrel.”

WhistlePig’s FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye is a straight rye whiskey made from 100% Remington Rye harvested from the North Orwell 1 field of the distillery’s 500-acre farm.

FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon is a straight bourbon whiskey made with a high rye mash bill, with 51% Dent Corn and 49% Remington and Rifle Rye varietals, harvested from North Orwell 1 and North Orwell 2 fields.

Both expressions have been aged for upwards of four years in Vermont Estate Oak barrels, produced from local Vermont oak. The oldest barrel in the release aged for four years, 8 months and 14 days.

For more information, go to whistlepigwhiskey.com

 

RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM Into The Mix

DEWAR'S RELEASES THE CHAMPIONS EDITION FOR US OPEN

June 12,2021

Scottish Blended Whisky brand Dewar’s has launched a 19-year-old whisky to celebrate the start of the 2021 US Open golf tournament.

To mark the start of the US Open Championship, held from 14-20 June 2021 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, the brand has released The Champions Edition, a 19-year-old bottling finished in American ex-Bourbon casks.

Brian Cox, vice-president of Dewar’s North America, said: “Designed for golf and whisky aficionados alike, this first-of-its-kind blend is inspired by our exciting partnership with the US Open, as well as our sporting legacy and commitment to supporting ‘champions’ in all endeavours.”

Created by Dewar’s master blender Stephanie Macleod, the expression blends double-aged grain and single malt whiskies. The resulting liquid offers notes of honey, toffee, vanilla and ripe cherries.

It comes in a silver bottle design to reflect the US Open trophy. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the bottle will be given to the USGA Foundation.

As the official blended Scotch whisky of the US Open Championship golf tournament, the brand will release annual limited edition products to mark the US Open until 2023.

For more information, go to dewars.com

RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM Into The Mix

APPLETON ESTATE LAUNCHES BLACK RIVER CASKS RUM

June 10,2021

Jamaican Rum distillery Appleton Estate has announced the release of a new 15 Year Old Black River Casks rum expression.

The new 43% ABV expression pays homage to the Black River in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, the company says, the source of the limestone-filtered water used to create all Appleton Estate rum.

With the aromas of toasted almond and hazelnut, the palette of the 15-year-old expression has notes of orange peel, vanilla and hints of medium roasted coffee and molasses.

“The rum that we hand-selected for the 15 Year Old is used to create a rare blend of pot and column-still rums resulting in the rich and full-bodied finish,” says Master Blender Joy Spence, who marks her 40th anniversary this year at the distillery. “There is a delicate spice with a fruity subtle oak ending that reflects the lush and fertile land that the Black River runs through here in the Nassau Valley.”

“We cultivate the ingredients that go into every barrel of our rum,” Spence adds. “From the sugarcane, we grow ourselves, to the limestone spring water we source straight from the Black River, every step is carefully looked after, resulting in a beautiful rum.”

For more information, go to appletonestate.com

RON IZALCO DEBUTS 15-YEAR-OLD RUM Into The Mix

LUXARDO LAUNCHES RANGE OF PREMIUM CANNED COCKTAILS

June 8,2021

Iconic Italian liqueur brand Luxardo has launched its first-ever artisanal canned cocktail line to the U.S.

Offering the same timeless quality and artisanal spirit expected from the company, the range of canned cocktails have been designed to bring intriguing, creative canned ‘Cocktails Italiano’ to curious cocktail explorers.

“For 200 years, Luxardo’s legacy has prioritized consumers. Our family recipe has been sipped by kings, sold on the Titanic and has created an elevated experience for cocktail lovers into the 21st century,” says Matteo Luxardo, Export Director for Luxardo.

“The canned cocktail market has been rapidly growing in the last year and it only made sense for Luxardo to introduce its classic recipes in the format that supports the modern consumers’ needs for any on-the-go occasion.”

Aperitivo Spritz – Luxardo’s canned Aperitivo Spritz contains Luxardo’s Aperitivo liqueur with sparkling water and natural flavours. Tasting notes: orange zest, refreshingly sweet.

Sour Cherry Gin and Tonic – For the connoisseur of classics, the sour, fruity aroma of marasca cherries mixed with notes of juniper adds a pleasantly sweet aftertaste to the standard Gin and Tonic.  Tasting notes: rich cherry, vibrant juniper, sweet finish.

Bianco Spritz – Drier, lighter, and more bitter, Luxardo Bianco Spritz creates an innovative take on the classically Italian Spritz. Tasting notes: grapefruit zest, a touch of sweetness, bitter finish.

Luxardo canned cocktails, produced by Hotaling & Co., will be available in 4-packs.

For more information, go to luxardo.it

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