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indexCasamigos Tequila has extended its ultra-premium lineup with a new Añejo entry. The small-batch expression is made with 100% Blue Weber agave, which is roasted for 72 hours and then slow fermented for an additional 80 hours. Available in 1-liter, 750-ml., 375-ml. and 50-ml. formats, Casamigos Añejo is priced at $54.99 a 750-ml. and joins the brand’s existing Blanco ($45.99) and Reposado ($49.99) offerings. Casamigos, launched by actor George Clooney and entrepreneurs Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman in 2013, is handled in the U.S. by Sidney Frank Importing Co. and distributed nationwide.

indexLa Martiniquaise’s Label 5 blended Scotch brand has released Label 5 Gold Heritage, a new super-premium extension. Gold Heritage features a blend of hand-selected whiskies from different casks, aged for a variety of years. The new expression, which is priced at $40 a 750-ml., will initially launch in the U.S., China and Australia, with worldwide availability to follow. Gold Heritage joins Classic Black, Extra Premium 12-year-old, Extra Rare 18-year-old and Reserve No. 55 in Label 5’s Scotch portfolio.

All information couresty of Shanken News Daily

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