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New Products & Promotions: December 2013

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McCORMICK DISTILLING LAUNCHES TWO NEW BRANDS

McCormick Distilling has released Triple Crown Whiskey and Hook’s Rum. Triple Crown Whiskey is a small grain bourbon and the liquid is delicate with signature toffee notes. Hook’s Rum is available in Spiced, 80 proof with a velvety texture and island flavors; and Black Spiced, 92 proof with notes of clove, vanilla and cinnamon.

SRP: Triple Crown/750ml/$19.99
SRP: Hook’s Spiced and Black Spiced/750ml/$14.99

triplecrownwhiskey.com | hooksrum.com

 

 

 

TALISKER STORM BLOWS INTO U.S. MARKET

Talisker, the only distillery on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, has a new addition to its core range, Talisker Storm. Without an aging statement, Master Blender Jim Beveridge has used both rejuvenated and refill casks to create Talisker Storm. The result is more intense and smoky, with an accentuated briny, maritime finish. Best enjoyed neat or with drops of water to release aromas. 92 proof.

SRP: $66

malts.com

 

 

VIÑA MAYOR—SPANISH WINES OF DISTINCTION

The acclaimed wines of Viña Mayor, produced in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain for more than 20 years, are now widely available in the U.S. The DO Ribera del Duero offerings include Barrel Aged Tempranillo, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva and Tinto Roble. Also in the portfolio: DO Rueda (100% Verdejo) and DO Toro (100% Tinto de Toro). Viña Mayor wines are known for their quality, as well as regional typicity, and are marketed nationally by Bronco Wine Company.

broncowine.com

 

 

THE LATEST FROM MIONETTO’S ‘IL’ SERIES IS ‘IL’ UGO

Mionetto USA has introduced a new ready-todrink cocktail to its “IL” range: “IL” Ugo. Inspired by the “Hugo” sparkling elderflower cocktail from Northern Italy’s Alto Adige region, “IL” Ugo is ready to drink and makes a refreshing apertif. The cocktail offers notes of elderflower, peach and citrus mixed with Mionetto’s frizzante lightly sparkling wine.

SRP: $12

mionettoproseccousa.com

DEKUYPER & SONS ADDS ANOTHER CRAVE-ABLE LIQUEUR

The newest addition to the John DeKuyper & Sons Crave Chocolate Liqueurs cordial family is Chocolate Truffle Liqueur. This liqueur has the rich taste of chocolate truffles with hints of vanilla and caramel. Crave Chocolate Truffle is 95 calories per 1.5 oz. serving and adds a welcome dimension to holiday cocktails. The portfolio also includes Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Cherry and Chocolate Chili. 30 proof.

SRP: $17.99

dekuyperusa.com/flavors/crave

FERRAND’S PLANTATION RUM ADDS A DARK RUM TO PORTFOLIO

Plantation Rum has introduced Plantation Original Dark, a blend of rums from Trinidad and Tobago. Crafted by Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel, Original Dark is an aged dark rum first matured in charred American oak, and notably benefits from Plantation Rum’s double aging technique. The result is a rich, aromatic rum, perfect in classic rum cocktails. 80 proof.

SRP: $17.99

plantationrum.com

 

 

 

 

SMIRNOFF OFFERS SWEET HOLIDAY INDULGENCE WITH NEW FLAVORS

Smirnoff Vodka has launched Smirnoff Wild Honey Flavored Vodka and Cinna-Sugar Twist Flavored Vodka. Wild Honey blends the taste of golden honey with fruitiness and a creamy finish for easy pairing with mixers like tea or other spirits. Cinna-Sugar Twist is reminiscent of a flaky cinnamon treat, mixing well with ginger beer and grapefruit juice and ideal for holiday cocktails.

SRP: $15.99

smirnoff.com | facebook.com/Smirnoff

 

 

 

 

 

THE NAVIGATOR IS THE LATEST FROM OLD PULTENEY

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has released The Navigator. This limited-edition expression pays homage to the brand’s maritime heritage with special packaging featuring a traditional herring drifter. (Old Pulteney is distilled in Wick, once an important herring port.) The Navigator offers notes of cocoa, honey and oranges, with a spicy finish and hints of the salty seas. 92 proof.

SRP: $49.99

oldpulteney.com

 

 

KAHLÚA PEPPERMINT MOCHA, A SEASONAL FAVORITE

Kahlúa invites consumers to taste the spirit of the holidays with their limited-edition Peppermint Mocha, available through December 31st. For fans hungry for holiday inspiration, Kahlúa offers holiday entertaining tips and recipe ideas via the brand’s Facebook and Pinterest pages. 40 proof.

SRP 750ml: $16.99

facebook.com/kahlua | pinterest.com/kahlua

 

 

FROM ROBERT HALL WINERY, CUVÉE DE ROBLES

A signature wine from Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, the Cuvée de Robles is inspired by a trip the winery’s founder took with his family to France’s Rhône Valley in the late 1970s. The wine is a full-bodied Rhône-style blend that delivers intense cherry/berry flavors and a spicy finish. The current blend includes Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cinsault and Counoise. The winery is SIP certified.

broncowine.com

FIRST SPIRITS DESIGNED FOR COOKING: RAVE REVIEW! CULINARY SPIRITS

Rave Review! Original Culinary Spirits is the first portfolio of spirits designed specifically for cooking. A panel of chefs, food scientists and culinary experts helped develop the line-up, which includes Culinary Hops, Culinary Brandy, Culinary Blended Bourbon and Culinary Rum. The line also has about 25% fewer calories, thanks to keeping sugar content low. 60 proof.

SRP: 200ml/$9.99; SRP: 1L/$17.99 (trade only)

ravereviewspirits.com

M.S. WALKER PRESENTS TWO NEW RON VIRGIN RUMS

M.S. Walker has entered the high proof rum category with the expansion of its Ron Virgin portfolio. Ron Virgin Black 94° Spiced Rum is a 94 proof dark rum blended with exotic spices for a rich flavor profile. Ron Virgin Bold is a 70 proof coconut rum offering pure coconut essence in an island-style rum made for tropical cocktails or sipping on the rocks.

SRP: Black Spiced/$19.99
SRP: Bold Coconut/$17.99

mswalker.com

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