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downloadRochester, New York-based Black Button Distilling is introducing Four Grain Bourbon, billed as the company’s “signature product.” Four Grain’s mashbill—comprised of 60% corn, 20% wheat, 9% rye and 11% barley—is sourced from grains grown exclusively on one farm in Groveland, New York. The whiskies in the blend are aged between 14-26 months. Four Grain (42% abv) will be available later this month at a suggested retail price of $49.99 a 750-ml. throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan.

download (1)The Glenrothes has launched a new Reserve Collection of non-age-stated single malts nationwide. The Reserve Collection includes: Sherry Cask Reserve ($59.99), the Glenrothes’ first all first-fill Sherry cask offering; Bourbon Cask Reserve ($59.99), matured exclusively in American oak refill Bourbon casks; and Vintage Reserve ($54), a blend of 10 vintages from the last three decades.

download (2)Bacardi Ltd.’s John Dewar & Sons unit has unveiled The Deveron, a new range of single malt Scotches. Produced at the MacDuff distillery in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, The Deveron lineup includes 12-year-old and 18-year-old expressions rolling out in markets such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany, among others.

download (3)Aiming to bolster its presence in the on-premise shot occasion, Diageo is extending Captain Morgan with a new offering called Cannon Blast. At 35% abv, Cannon Blast is billed as a blend of rum, Caribbean citrus and chipotle and jalepeño pepper and has a cannonball-shaped bottle that glows in black light. The newcomer will be priced at parity with Captain Morgan rum, and is said to deliver a citrus-sweet taste with a spark of heat.

imagesIn the super-premium Scotch category, Moet-Hennessy USA is planning to release a five-bottle pack of Glenmorangie single malt Scotch in its Glenmorangie 1970s Collection later this year. Each bottle will be sourced from a different vintage within that decade. The price will be $50,000, with only 10 of the packs available globally and two for the U.S. Moet is hinting that it may reserve the collections in the U.S. for public tasting events involving Glenmorangie loyalists.

download (4)Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Western Spirits Beverage Company has extended its Bird Dog Whiskey range with the launch of Jalapeño Honey and Spiced entries ($19.99 a 750-ml.). The pair are available nationwide this month, joining Bird Dog’s existing Apple, Chocolate, Hot Cinnamon, Maple Peach and Blackberry flavored whiskies. Concurrently, Western Spirits has added a new Peach flavor ($29.99) to its Twenty Grand Vodka.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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