International Beverage USA’s AnCnoc single malt Scotch has released a 24-year-old expression nationwide in the U.S. The latest offering ($180) is non-chill filtered and aged in ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon barrels. AnCnoc is produced at Scotland’s Knockdhu Distillery in Speyside. The 24-year-old joins a portfolio that includes 12-, 16-, 18-, 22- and 35-year-olds, as well as vintages like AnCnoc 2000 and AnCnoc 1975.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee-based Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is introducing Big Orange Moonshine nationally for a limited time beginning June 1. Until now, the 70-proof offering packaged in 750-ml. mason jars has been available exclusively at the distillery. Big Orange Moonshine is slightly tangy and can be served with a light beer as a “moonshine shandy,” the company says. Ole Smoky has a lineup of 12 flavors of moonshine, including White Lightnin’, Moonshine Cherries, Sweet Tea Moonshine and Apple Pie Moonshine, among others.
Pernod Ricard is launching a new blended Scotch brand, Barrelhound, intended to “bridge the Bourbon and Scotch worlds.” Pernod says the new offering, which includes Speyside malts and is matured in Bourbon barrels, has a sweeter, more accessible taste profile than typical Scotch whiskies, and is geared toward cocktail and on-the-rocks consumption. Retailing at $30 a bottle, Barrelhound is debuting initially in the New York and Washington, D.C. markets.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily