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Sunday, October 28, 2012

BroadBent–Ginos Oak Whiskey

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BroadBent–Ginos Oak Whiskey – 40% ABV, 750 ml.

Carbon Glacier Distillery–Moose Shine Whiskey

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Carbon Glacier Distillery–Moose Shine Whiskey – 40% ABV, 750 ml. Distilled in small batches using an old-fashioned copper pot still and a C.O.B. recipe.

TerrePURE–Freakin’ Lightning Spirit Whiskey

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TerrePURE–Freakin’ Lightning Spirit Whiskey – 44% ABV, 750 ml. Made from 95% American Grain and 5% Bourbon.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jeremiah Weed Blended Bourbon Whiskey

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Jeremiah Weed Blended Bourbon Whiskey--750ml, 45% ABV.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Whyte & Mackay Launches Mackinlay's "The Journey"

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Whyte & Mackay today, October 26 2012, launched a new version of its world famous Mackinlay's malt at Whisky Fest in New York

Affectionately known as "Shackleton's whisky", the spirit is a replica of the century old whisky found under Ernest Shackleton's hut on the Antarctic. Following the huge success of its original recreation, the Glasgow based distiller has launched a follow up called Mackinlay's The Journey.

The move was prompted by a request from the Antarctic Heritage Trust (AHT), the charity which found the whisky, to find ways to raise much needed funds for the conservation of the expedition bases on the Antarctic.

The first run of the replica Mackinlay's sold out within a year and that success raised close to £250,000 for the AHT. The funds will be used for conservation and research, and a web based education programme about the great explorer.

The release of the new recreation is expected to raise a further £500,000 for the AHT.

The Trust's executive director Nigel Watson said: "I was delighted when I heard the news that Whyte & Mackay would launch a different product called Mackinlay's The Journey. Not only will it give more people a chance to taste part of history, the donation from future sales will greatly assist our efforts to conserve and maintain Shackleton's Antarctic legacy for the benefit of current and future generations. The Trust is extremely grateful for their major contribution to the cause."

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The Macallan, Highland Park Spur Demand With Limited Edition Malts

From Shanken:

Global single malt Scotch whisky exports surged 29% to £744.6 million ($1.2b) last year, with high-end whiskies—especially limited bottlings—becoming an increasingly important driver of premiumization within the category. The Edrington Group’s Macallan and Highland Park labels have been among those aggressively targeting the connoisseur segment in established and emerging markets alike through limited production releases.

“Both brands are growing at double the rate of the premium/super-premium malt category,” says Edrington Group director of malts Ken Grier, who attributes that growth to expanded availability to new outlets, new drinkers and premiumization of the portfolio through specialty whiskies like Macallan’s Masters of Photography series and Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection. The current editions of those limited franchises—Masters of Photography’s Annie Leibovitz installment ($2,750 a bottle) and Highland Park’s Thor ($199)—are both on pace to sell out during the holidays. The ongoing strength of Macallan 18-year-old and above and Highland Park 12-, 18- and 50-year-olds has also helped keep up momentum at the high end, Grier adds. By volume, Macallan, a Speyside malt, rose 9% to 146,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. Highland Park, from Orkney, was flat at 12,000 cases.

But while ultra-premium bottlings and limited editions capitalize on rising connoisseurship among consumers, the scarce nature of single malts also provides challenges for the industry. With interest in single malts spreading in both established markets like the U.S. and in emerging economies across Asia, effectively managing stocks to ensure adequate supply in the years ahead will be paramount.

There’s an “ongoing shortage of stock for all players in single malt,” says Grier. “None of us could have foreseen its current appeal. It’s up to us to make the best use of quality stocks and price up to a level that reflects the cachet of the category while directing supplies to aspirational points of purchase around the world.”

One solution to help mitigate supply constraints is shedding age statements for some new whiskies, as Macallan has with its 1824 Collection. “We have and will continue to produce some innovative expressions with superb flavor under umbrellas like the 1824 Collection, which unshackles our whisky maker from working purely within age-stated whiskies alone,” he says.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Paramount Distillers - Yankee Spirits Kentucky Straight Bourbon & Canadian Whiskey

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Paramount Distillers - Yankee Spirits Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Traditional Sour Mash, 1-Liter, 40% ABV) & Canadian Whiskey (1-Liter, 40% ABV).
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Woodford Reserve Releases Limited Edition 'Four Wood' Bourbon

imageLOUISVILLE, Ken., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/jm -- Woodford Reserve announces the latest extension of its acclaimed Master's Collection which will be released in early November. This seventh release, called Four Wood, is part of the limited edition bottlings that push the limit of what Kentucky Whiskey offers by crafting rare and innovative products.



Four Wood is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon which has been aged in American Oak and has been finished in barrels made from Maple Wood, Sherry Wood and Port Wood. In 1999 Woodford Reserve began to experiment with wood finishing. Over the years a great deal of knowledge has been compiled on how fully matured Woodford Reserve interacts with still wine barrels, other spirit type barrels, exotic wood barrels and fortified wine barrels.

"This year's Master's Collection brings together a unique combination of exotic wood (Maple) and fortified wine (Port and Sherry) in a complex interplay of flavors unsurpassed in our craft," said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. "The batching ratios of the three finishing barrels were painstakingly chosen so that no one character dominated the final product. Instead, Four Wood is so balanced that the palate effects of each of the four woods plays a discernible role in the final flavor presentation."

With each release, one of the five sources of flavor is changed for the Master's Collection expressions. These five sources – grain, water, fermentation, distillation, and maturation – are unique to bourbon whiskey, and altering just one of them creates a totally new flavor profile.

"By changing the way Woodford Reserve is matured we have created a distinctly unique bourbon for this year's Master's Collection," said Brand Manager Laura Petry. "As far as we know, Woodford Reserve is the first and only Kentucky Whiskey to use four unique barrels in the maturation process."

Four Wood is the seventh in the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection series following Four Grain, Sonoma-Cutrer Finish, Sweet Mash, Seasoned Oak, Maple Wood Finish and Rare Rye Selection offerings. Released periodically at the master distiller's discretion, the Master's Collection whiskeys are extremely limited in quantity and bottled only once, in a proprietary package inspired by the copper pot stills of The Woodford Reserve Distillery.

The inspiration for the Master's Collection is rooted in the rich history and tradition of what is today known as The Woodford Reserve Distillery. In the mid-1800s distillery owner Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow studied and recommended use of key processes like sour mashing and charred barrel maturation at the historic Woodford County distillery. These practices are still maintained in the bourbon industry, and today the distillery receives more than 130,000 visitors annually.

Four Wood will be sold in 47 U.S. markets, and a limited quantity will be available in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Sweden, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and in various Duty Free markets. Each bottle is individually numbered and presented at 94.4 proof. Available in major metro markets, limited cases are available with a suggested retail price of $99.99 for a 750ml bottle.

Tasting Notes for Woodford Reserve Four Wood

Color: Rich Orange Caramel

Aroma: Full, rich and buttery with an intensely fruity (apple, dried cherry, baked peach) character that is sweetened with hints of maple syrup and toffee.

Flavor: Warm and full-bodied with a medley of baked fruit character that layers over a nutty, spicy range of honeyed oak and caramel.

Finish: Long warm and sensuous

Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF-B), a producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands such as Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Tuaca. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly.

For more information on Woodford Reserve, visit www.woodfordreserve.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Wood, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Matured in Oak and Finished in Maple Wood and Wine Barrels, 47.2% Alc. by Vol., produced and bottled by the Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2012

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Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Bourbon Whiskey Finished in PX Sherry Casks

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Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Bourbon Whiskey Aged in PX Sherry Casks--750ml, 50% ABV.
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Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey

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Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey--750ml, 42% ABV.

Parliament Distillery - Ghost Owl Small Batch Whiskey

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Parliament Distillery - Ghost Owl Small Batch Whiskey--750ml, 45% ABV.

Pinckney Bend Corn Whiskey

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Pinckney Bend Corn Whiskey--750ml, 41.5% ABV.

Jim Beam Connemara Cask Strength, 12-Year & Peated Single Malt

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Jim Beam Connemara Cask Strength (57.9% ABV), 12-Year (40% ABV) & Peated Single Malt (40% ABV) all are Cooley Distillery & 750ml.

Jim Beam–Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

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imageJim Beam – Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey – 40% ABV, 750 ml, Cooley Distillery.

The BenRiach Heart of Speyside & Peated Single Malt

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The BenRiach Heart of Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskey--750ml, 40%ABV & Peated Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 10-year--750ml, 46% ABV.

Campari - GlenGrant Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Five Decades

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Campari - GlenGrant Single Malt Scotch Speyside Whiskey Five Decades of passion in whiskey distilling--750ml, 46% ABV.

Jesse James - Honey Flavored Whiskey

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Jesse James - Honey Flavored Whiskey, Tavern Strength, 750ml, 35% ABV.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TerrePURE Spirits - Local Choice Whiskey

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TerrePURE Spirits - Local Choice Whiskey--750ml, 45% ABV.
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Mexcor - American Crown & Colorado Crown Canadian Whiskey

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Mexcor - American Crown & Colorado Crown Canadian Whiskey--750ml, 40% ABV.

Stein Distillery 2-Year Straight Whiskey

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Stein Distillery 2-Year (American White Oak Casks) Straight Whiskey--750ml, 40% ABV.

Crossover Run Cargo XXI Canadian Whiskey

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Crossover Run Cargo XXI Canadian Whiskey--750ml, 375ml, 40% ABV.

anCnoc - 22-Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

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anCnoc - 22-Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey-750ml, 46% ABV.

Balblair - Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 24-Year

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Balblair - Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 24-Year--750ml, 46% ABV.

James E. Pepper 1776 14-Year Rye Whiskey

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James E. Pepper 1776 14-Year Rye Whiskey--750ml, 50% ABV.


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Jim Beam - Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

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Jim Beam - Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey & Traditional Irish Whiskey--750ml, 40% ABV.
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Cotton Hollow Single Barrel & Small Batch Select Reserve Rye Whiskey

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Cotton Hollow Single Barrel & Small Batch Select Reserve Rye Whiskey--750ml, 55% ABV.

Beam Implements Vistaar Alcohol Pricing Solution

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - Vistaar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of price management solutions, announced today that Beam Inc. has completed the third major phase of its Vistaar beverage alcohol pricing solution implementation. With Vistaar, Beam has been able to better manage its multiple-state pricing protocols while enabling visibility across the entire three-tier value chain to improve price management decision making. Beam's pricing system includes 130 users across marketing, sales, and pricing, and helps manage prices for 3,500 unique SKUs across the company's 75 U.S. distributors.

Beam's Vistaar pricing system has been live since September 2009, facilitating significant improvement in the company's price execution process. During the first two phases of the Vistaar implementation, Beam established a standardized price structure planning platform to drive price execution with its distributors. The third-phase rollout includes the latest business release of the Vistaar pricing solution, providing greater enterprise visibility to activity across price structures and workflows. The latest Vistaar version also enables deal-level evaluation, distributor margin evaluation, brand comparisons, better visibility into national account pricing and improved price structure execution with more informed price changes.

"Vistaar has greatly impacted Beam's ability to develop and deliver effective price strategies," said Brendan Lynch, senior director of North American strategy and revenue management with Beam, which has had a successful first quarter price increase across many brands in its portfolio. "Each successive phase of implementation has increased value chain visibility and improved our ability to manage price, promotions and mix. We anticipate our expanded Vistaar solution will further our insights and identify pricing and growth opportunities."

"We are pleased that Beam continues to successfully leverage the Vistaar beverage alcohol pricing solution to improve its bottom line results and deliver greater value to its customers," said Manoj Menon, vice president of product management with Vistaar. "Vistaar's proven pricing technology leadership and innovation will continue to help Beam meet the challenges associated with pricing its large product portfolio in a complex marketplace."
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Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select

From Shanken:

Brown-Forman is launching an ultra-premium Frank Sinatra-inspired extension to Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. The Associated Press reports that Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select will launch first in Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport in December, followed by a rollout to global airports as well as high-end retail stores in the U.S. and the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 2013. It will be priced at $150 a 1-liter bottle. The 90-proof whiskey is made from specially designed “Sinatra barrels” hand-selected by master distiller Jeff Arnett that feature grooves to allow more contact between the liquid and the barrel, creating a whiskey darker in color than the classic Jack Daniel’s with oak and spice notes and a vanilla finish. It’s packaged in a gift box that also features a book detailing the relationship between Sinatra and Jack Daniel’s.

Jim Beam & Jack Daniels Adding White Whiskeys

From Shanken:

Propelled by the craft distilling and mixology movements, white whiskies have been increasing in visibility in recent years. Now, whiskey heavyweights Beam Inc. and Brown-Forman are set to enter the segment through their Jim Beam and Jack Daniel’s franchises.

Beam’s new entry, Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost (named for founding distiller Jacob Beam), is a clear whiskey aged one year in charred, white oak barrels. The 40%-abv offering will roll out next February, retailing at $22 a bottle.

Meanwhile, Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye is slated to begin hitting Tennessee in December, with other selected U.S. markets to follow in January. A combination of 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley, the new Jack extension is also 40% abv, but will sell at a hefty premium to Jacob’s Ghost, retailing around $50 a bottle.

The new products from Jim Beam and Jack Daniel’s will join a host of craft-distilled white whiskies already on the market, including California-based Craft Distillers’ Low Gap ($40), which won Whisky Advocate’s Artisan Whiskey of the Year (North America) award. Bigger players in the segment include Heaven Hill—with its Trybox New Make and Rye New Make offerings ($25)—and Sazerac’s Buffalo Trace Distillery with its White Dog Mash No. 1, White Dog Wheated Mash and White Dog Rye Mash ($16 a 375-ml.).

While maintaining a presence in the category, Buffalo Trace thinks white whiskey will remain a niche segment in the U.S. “A little variety is nice, but a decade from now I don’t think you’ll find a hundred different White Dogs available at your local liquor store,” says Kris Comstock, Bourbon brand manager at Buffalo Trace. “As they try white whiskies, consumers are discovering there are good reasons for aging, to give the spirit depth, flavor and sweetness.”

Monday, October 22, 2012

American Craft - Low Gap Whiskey

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American Craft - Low Gap Whiskey, distilled from malted rye, antique double-distillation copper potstill, 750ml, 42.7% ABV.

BroadBent - Ginos White Whiskey

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BroadBent - Ginos White Whiskey--750ml, 40% ABV.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Alibi - American Blended Whiskey

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Alibi - American Blended Whiskey – 45% ABV, 1.75 Liters, distilled from American Grain.

Crossover Run–Cargo XXI Authentic Rye Whisky

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Crossover Run–Cargo XXI Authentic Rye Whisky – 40% ABV, 750 ml, imported product of Canada.

Davy Crocketts–Ole’ Coonskin Tennessee Whiskey

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Davy Crocketts–Ole’ Coonskin Tennessee Whiskey – 45% ABV, 750 ml, bottled by Gatlinburg Barrelhouse.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jeremiah Weed - Blended Bourbon Whiskey

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Jeremiah Weed - Blended Bourbon Whiskey--50ml, 45% ABV.

Rare Glenfiddich Scotch Breaks Canadian Record

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2012) -

One of the world's 11 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55 Year Old Scotch sold at auction Friday night for $52,000 setting a new record for Canada.

Scotch aficionados, Dave and Laurie (last name undisclosed) of Etobicoke, Ontario were thrilled to be the winning bidders supporting a cause dear their hearts. Close family members who served in World War II inspired the couple's desire to support Canada's armed forces.

All proceeds from this luxurious whisky will benefit WoundedWarriors.ca, a not-for-profit organization that assists and improves the quality of life of wounded Canadian soldiers and their families.

"I'm truly overwhelmed with the level of support we've received from the William Grant & Sons family distillery through this auction and beyond," says Captain Wayne Johnston, Founder of WoundedWarriors.ca. "Every penny from this bottle's auction will go towards wounded Canadian soldiers and their families and I'm thrilled that the Grant's family has chosen to help."

Considered one of the most prestigious whiskies ever released by the Glenfiddich distillery, the Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve was produced to recognize the long life and contributions Janet Sheed Roberts made to her family's distillery. Janet Sheed Roberts (1901 - 2012), granddaughter of distillery founder William Grant, was part of a pioneering legacy that began 125 years ago. Roberts' great-niece, Sally Gordon Woof travelled to Canada to witness the seventh bottle sell at auction

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"Wee Janie (Janet Sheed Roberts) and this honorary Scotch are dear to me and my family, it's a privilege to see her continued contributions here in Canada" says Ms. Gordon Woof. "William Grant & Sons has many Canadian connections; with the auction of the Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve we now have another."

In conjunction with Waddington's and the LCBO, Canada's lone bottle of Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve was first item up for bid in the VINTAGES auction at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto. The Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve has earned international acclaim as one of the rarest and most expensive single malt Scotches in the world; a new benchmark for Glenfiddich, the world's most awarded single malt Scotch. Each of the 11 bottles sold at auction globally will benefit charity. To date, the Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve has raised a total of $393,839.25 CAD.

For more information on William Grant & Sons Ltd. visit www.williamgrant.com.

Friday, October 19, 2012

ArKay Alcohol-Free Whiskey

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/jm/ -- The world's first non-alcoholic, whisky-flavored drink, ArKay has been rapidly gaining popularity and is pleased to launch this truly unique and innovative drink to consumers world-wide looking for an alcohol-free beverage alternative.



ArKay non-alcoholic, whisky-flavored drink is for EVERYONE and can be enjoyed ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

ArKay contains zero percent alcohol and doesn't contain ANY calories, carbs or sugars!

Is it for DESIGNATED DRIVERS? ArKay can be consumed all night long without any intoxicating effects – it contains zero percent alcohol!

Is it for people worried about their waistline? With zero calories, zero carbs, and zero percent alcohol, ArKay makes a delicious, figure-friendly drink on its own, or when mixed with other low-cal, no-cal beverages!

Is it for people taking care of business? ArKay is perfect when you're out on business and need to keep sharp to close the deal!

Individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prohibit the consumption of alcohol can enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of ArKay non-alcoholic, whisky-flavored drink!

Straight-up, "on-the-rocks" or with your favorite mixer, anyway is a good way to ARKAY! Create COCKTAILS with recipes featuring ARKAY for a non-alcoholic alternative.

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