GSN Backbar Review: Sepember 8-12, 2014

indexDiageo’s Cîroc vodka has extended its flavored range with the launch of Cîroc Pineapple. Rolling out this month, Cîroc Pineapple will be available in 50-ml., 200-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter formats, priced at $34.99 a 750-ml. Additionally, the 35%-abv offering will  be supported by a nationwide “Tropical Luxury” campaign, featuring print, digital and experiential activities. Cîroc Pineapple is the fifth addition to Cîroc’s flavored lineup, joining the brand’s existing Amaretto, Peach, Red Berry and Coconut expressions.

indexSazerac Co.’s Buffalo Trace Distillery will release the 2014 edition of its Antique Collection limited release whiskeys later this month featuring five varieties. George T. Stagg is a 138.1-proof unfiltered Bourbon distilled in 1998; William Larue Weller, distilled in 2002, is the strongest Weller release at 140.2 proof; Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye is an unfiltered straight rye whiskey distilled in 2008 at 129.2 proof; Eagle Rare 17 Year Old is a Bourbon featuring oak, leather, cinnamon and tobacco flavors and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old has flavors of all-spice, molasses and mint, the company says. The Antique Collection was first introduced in 2000 and is available in limited quantities for a suggested retail price of $80 each.

indexPernod Ricard is releasing a second permanent expression within The Glenlivet Nàdurra Scotch whisky range, First Fill Selection. The latest offering, priced at $80, was aged in new American white oak casks and bottled at a cask-strength 48% abv. First Fill Selection will roll out globally this month. The Glenlivet Nàdurra collection, which also includes an Oloroso variant launched in travel retail earlier this year, now features new packaging that includes a batch number, cask-like stamps and a translation of Nàdurra, the Gaelic word for “natural.”

indexBrown-Forman has unveiled the 2014 edition of its Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. The limited release—marked annually to commemorate the birthday of Old Forester and Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown—is a 97-proof, vintage-dated small-batch Bourbon. Rolling out this month, the 2014 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon will be in national distribution, retailing at $59.99 a bottle.

indexHeaven Hill Distilleries is releasing the 2014 edition of its Parker’s Heritage Collection whiskey, supporting ALS research, to select markets beginning in mid-September. The eighth installment of Parker’s Heritage Collection, Original Batch, is the first non-Bourbon in the series. It features 13-year-old straight wheat whiskey bottled at cask strength (63.7% abv) and non-chill filtered. With the launch, Heaven Hill is continuing its campaign supporting ALS research by contributing $5 from every 750-ml. bottle sold at $89.99 to the cause, with last year’s edition raising over $300,000.

indexLucas Bols USA has launched Bols Pumpkin Spice liqueur in the U.S. Featuring a blend of fall spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, Bols Pumpkin Spice is a seasonal entry targeted toward cocktail and after-dinner occasions. The 21%-abv offering is currently available on- and off-premise nationwide, priced at $11.99 a 750-ml. Bols Pumpkin Spice joins Bols’ existing lineup of more than 30 flavored liqueurs.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily



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