GSN Backbar Review: July 20-24, 2015

downloadTexas-based JEM Beverage Company is extending its Western Son Vodka brand with a new Prickly Pear flavor. Western Son’s latest offering joins existing Blueberry, Grapefruit and Peach flavors and will be available throughout Texas. JEM Beverage’s portfolio—which also includes the Brazos Gin, Red River whiskey, South House moonshine and Stingray spiced rum brands—is currently available across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Nevada and Massachusetts.

download (1)Bacardi is introducing a new Tangerine flavor under its flagship rum brand.  Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bacardi brand’s flavor line, the new Tangerine offering also marks the debut of new packaging for Bacardi’s six core flavored rums—Limon, Pineapple, Coconut, Mango, Dragon Berry and Tangerine. The launch of the new flavor and packaging will be backed by a multi-million dollar media plan, the company says. Bacardi Tangerine is rolling out on- and off-premise, retailing at around $13 a 750ml. bottle.

download (2)Kansas-based contract spirits producer MGP is set to release Metze’s Select, a limited edition Indiana straight Bourbon whiskey. Produced at MGP’s Lawrenceburg, Indiana distillery by master distiller Greg Metze, Metze’s Select features a blend of three straight Bourbon whiskies, including a 2006 Bourbon made with 21% rye, a 2006 Bourbon with 36% rye and a 2008 Bourbon featuring 21% rye. The 46.5%-abv whiskey is limited to 6,000 750-ml. bottles, each priced at around $74.99. Metze’s Select will roll out at retail this September, sold and marketed by San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling Co.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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