MACNISH 15 YEAR OLD SCOTCH
M.S. Walker and MacDuff International have
released Grand Macnish 15 Year Old Sherry
Cask blended Scotch whisky. Aged in sherry
casks, the 15 Year Old represents the third
member of a trifecta which also includes
150th Anniversary Edition and 12 Year Dual-
Cask Aged. This whisky uses a select blend
of more than 30 Highland and Speyside malts.
ADDS 2 GINGERS
WHISKEY TO ITS PORTFOLIO
Beam Inc. has added the 2 Gingers
brand to its Irish Whiskey portfolio. Brand
founder Kieran Folliard introduced premium,
twice-distilled 2 Gingers made by Beam’s
Kilbeggan Distilling Company into the market
in January 2012. Folliard named the brand
for his red-haired mother and aunt. Beam is
poised to accelerate 2 Gingers’ growth and
popularity across the U.S. in 2013.
ALIBI AMERICAN WHISKEY
Panache Beverage has added to its spirits
portfolio with the release of Alibi American
Whiskey. This corn-based whiskey has ele-
ments of rye and malted barley and is distilled
in Indiana and blended in Florida. The first
brown spirit for Panache, Alibi debuted in late
2012 in New York and New Jersey, distributed
by Domaine Select.
XO COGNAC LIQUEURS
Creator Kim Birkedal Hartmann introduced
Passion XO Cognac Liqueurs at Vinexpo
2011. This proprietary blend of Birkedal
Hartmann Premium XO Cognac, made by
a family with a history in Cognac dating to
1887, and natural fruit juices is the flagship
brand of BH Group, a company with the
goal of bringing “New Age” spirits to market.
Currently available in NY, IL, IN, MS, FL, GA
and Memphis, TN; expanded distribution
expected in 2013.
ROBERT HALL WINERY
NEW PASO ROBLES CABERNET
Robert Hall Winery captures the essence
of Paso Robles in every bottle of wine. The
intense dark, ruby red color of the 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-
bodied, flavorful wine, which offers ripe fruit,
anise and dark chocolate and rich tannins.
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from
select lots of hand-harvested grapes from
several Paso Robles vineyards. Marketed
nationally by Bronco Wine Co.
ONCE UPON A VINE:
VARIETALS CATCHY NAMES
The new line of Once Upon A Vine wines
offers classic varietals in a medium-bodied
wine style brought to life through playful,
fantasy-inspired names and packaging cues.
Available varietals include The Big Bad Red
Blend, The Fairest Chardonnay, A Charming
Pinot Noir and Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc.