Posted on | October 28, 2011
Written by | BevNetwork
|HIRAM WALKER CARAMEL APPLE IS FALL IN A BOTTLE
Hiram Walker introduces Caramel Apple, the newest flavor addition to its portfolio of all-natural liqueurs, schnapps, brandies and triple-secs. Hiram Walker Caramel Apple complements a variety of other spirits and mixers in seasonal cocktails. The launch is being supported with trade advertising, blogger outreach, retail sampling and custom POS. SRP: $9.99
|LITTLE RED TRUCKS ARE PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS
|GRAN DUQUE D’ALBA XO IS A WINNING BRANDY
Gran Duque D’Alba XO is an artful combination of soleras of Gran Duque D’Alba and Gran Duque D’Alba Oro aged 18 years. Final aging takes place in American oak casks that previously held Don Guido, an award-winning 20-year-aged Pedro Ximénez sherry. Gran Duque D’Alba XO has received gold medals in numerous competitions and scored 91 points at the 2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
|TUACA LIQUEUR’S TEMPERATURE DROPS
Tuaca Liqueur recently launched a limited edition package featuring a sketch of the iconic Tuaca Lion designed by celebrity tattoo artist Corey Miller. The thermochromatic ink uses a unique dye that changes color based on temperature. When the ink on the Tuaca abel turns blue, it has reached the optimal chilled temperature. SRP: $21.99
|TRI-VIN IMPORTS PRESENTS “TUSSOCK JUMPER” WINESTri-Vin Imports, Inc. introduces Tussock Jumper, a new premium, multi-regional brand that features some of the world’s best-known grape varieties bottled at origin. The labels vividly illustrate the link between local grapes and local animals in a simple and humorous way that encourages the consumer to explore the Tussock Jumper series. SRP: $9.99|
|RELEASE THE HOUND WITH CU CHULAINN IRISH WHISKEY>
Cu Chulainn (pronounced Koo Kullen) means “Hound of Cullen” and is named for one of the greatest heroes in Irish legend. The Irish whiskey is distilled by Cooley Distillery and blended by the Cu Chulainn Irish Whiskey Company. The result is smooth and easy drinking, with notes of spice, smoke and a hint of honey. SRP: $23.99. For more information, contact Phoenix/Beehive/Lobo Distributing.
|DRAMBUIE UNVEILS NEW EXPRESSION, DRAMBUIE 15
Drambuie Liqueur first introduced its new premium expression Drambuie 15 during this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. A careful curation of old Speyside malts complement the aromas of the original Drambuie recipe and result in a drier expression with strong whisky overtones. Drambuie 15 appeals to both fans of the original offering wanting to trade up as well as those who like to experiment with malt whisky. SRP: $56
|CONTEMASSI JOINS THE BRONCO WINE COMPANY FAMILY OF WINES
Contemassi wines, a collection of Tuscan varietals are a new addition to the Bronco Wine Company line. Wines from this new brand include a Chianti, Toscana, Chianti Classico, Chianti Riserva, Chianti lassico Riserva and Brunello di Montalcino. Contemassi is part of the Bronco Wine Company portfolio of wines owned by the Franzia Family which has been in the wine business for more than 110 years. Contemassi is marketed nationally by Domaine Napa Wine Company.
|VAN GOGH VODKA ADDS TWO NEW FLAVORS TO PORTFOLIO
Van Gogh Vodka has added Rich Dark Chocolate and Cool Peach flavors to their portfolio. Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka packs a decadent punch of cocoa for an intense taste and aromas of coffee and spice—a departure from milk chocolate vodkas. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka features a combination of ripe peaches with a bright hint of mint. SRP: $27
|NEWCASTLE INTRODUCES WEREWOLF SEASONAL ALE
Newcastle Werewolf is the second of Newcastle’s Limited Edition seasonal brews. Naturally blood red in color, Werewolf offers sweet berry tones and a bitter bite, and is available in 6- and 12-packs as well as 50L draught keg format. The Limited Edition offerings grew out of a collaboration between England’s Newcastle Breweries and Caledonian Brewery in Scotland.
|BOLS BARREL AGED GENEVER HITS THE U.S. MARKET
Lucas Bols has released Bols Barrel Aged Genever, developed exclusively for the American market. Designed to attract fans of bourbon, Bols Barrel Aged Genever starts with a malt wine base that is mixed with traditional Genever botanicals, then aged in French oak for at least 18 months. Available in limited quantity starting this fall. SRP: $49.99
|SI SOAVE SHOWCASES INNOVATIVE NEW PACKAGING
The Si Soave bottle may just be too pretty to toss. This holiday season every bottle of Si Soave comes with a stainless steel olive oil pourer to give the bottle an afterlife. Si Soave is a clean and fresh, unoaked white produced by Enoitalia and imported by FX Magner Selections. SRP: $9.99