News Briefs for November 18, 2022
•Stoli Group’s Kentucky Owl is set to launch 2 brand-new whiskies, Batch # 12 in its flagship line of luxury-priced whiskies, along with a brand-new rum cask-finished expression. Kentucky Owl Batch # 12 is combined from barrels of Bourbons aged in between 7 and 14 years with 2 various 4-year-old whiskies prior to bottling at 57.9% abv. It brings a recommended rate of $400. The other brand-new release, Mardi Gras XO Cask Limited Edition, is bottled at 51.4% abv and begins as an 11-year-old rye bourbon prior to completing for a year in XO rum casks fromBayou Rum Only 38 casks will be launched with the ended up bourbon selling for a recommended rate of $500.
•Allen Shoup, a Washington icon who as CEO ofChateau Ste Michelle directed the state’s red wine market through its developmental years, passed awayNov 7. He was 79. “He was to Washington red wines what his good friend and coach Robert Mondavi was to Napa Valley,” stated his good friend and Napa Valley vintner Agustin Huneeus, Sr., in a declaration. “Allen was a dazzling and determined champ of Washington State red wines and Columbia Valley vineyards.” Wine Spectator has more on Shoup’s life and career
• U.K.-based super-premium label Au Vodka is debuting in the U.S. market, at first in Georgia, Florida, andTexas Retailing at $40 a bottle, the brand name consists of an initial vodka along with a Black Grape extension and is packaged in gold bottles. Distributed by RNDC, it’s now in about 80 Total Wine & & More shops throughout its preliminary launch markets, with more growth prepared.
•Louisville, Kentucky’s Hemingway Whiskey Company has actually revealed Rye Whiskey First Edition, a brand-new restricted release from the author-inspired brand name. The bourbon is a mix of 9-year-old Indiana rye (96% of the mix) and 4-year-old Kentucky rye (4%) bottled at 50% abv after completing in rum-seasoned Oloroso Sherry casks. The bourbon is readily available in restricted amounts– just 972 bottles will be launched– and can be found in a library-style box with a gold Ernest Hemingway signature. The bourbon is now readily available to pre-order through the brand name’s site and orders will deliver inDecember Along with Papa’s Pilar, Hemingway Whiskey Company becomes part of Old Man and the Sea Brands.
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