GSN Backbar Review: July 7-11, 2014

indexWilliam Grant & Sons’ Milagro Tequila has released the second edition of its ultra-premium Unico expression. Rolling out in September, the limited edition offering is a joven blend, made with a mix of aged silver Tequila and barrel-aged reposado and añejo reserves. After blending, the liquid is filtered and oxygenated to remove color, then packaged in a handcrafted bottle. Just 1,500 bottles of Unico’s second iteration will be available at select retailers, bars and restaurants, priced at $300 each.

indexLucas Bols USA has launched its Bols Watermelon liqueur in the U.S. Previously available in Europe, the extension is targeted largely toward the cocktail occasion, for use in watermelon Spritzers and Martinis, among other drinks. Bols Watermelon is currently available across U.S. trade channels in a 1-liter format. The liqueur’s U.S. debut comes on the heels of Lucas Bols USA’s launch of Bols Elderflower in February, and brings the brand’s lineup to around 35 flavored liqueurs.

indexMoët Hennessy is debuting Glenmorangie Pride 1978, which the company hails as Glenmorangie’s rarest whisky to date. The luxury single malt—sourced from five casks in the distiller’s archives—was bottled in 2012 following 15 years of extra-maturation in Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classé casks, the longest extra-maturation of any of Glenmorangie offering thus far. Retailing at around $5,000 a bottle, Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is rolling out in a limited edition of 700 decanters worldwide.

indexGonzález Byass has unveiled Nomad Outland Whisky, a new Scotch whisky finished in Jerez, Spain. Created by González Byass master blender Antonio Flores in collaboration with whisky distiller Richard Paterson, Nomad Outland is a blend featuring more than 30 whiskies aged five to eight years, sourced primarily from Speyside. The blend was matured in Sherry butts in Scotland for three years before being brought to Jerez to mature in Pedro Ximénez barrels for a minimum of 12 months. Nomad Outland is entering the U.S. in limited supply, imported by Vin Divino, González Byass’ wholly-owned U.S. import and distribution arm.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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