A. Hardy USA has linked with Italy’s Francoli Distillery to launch Fiorente elderflower liqueur in the U.S. Produced in Piemonte, Fiorente features a relatively low sugar content and is intended to be mixed with sweet wines or in cocktails, the company says. The 20%-abv entry, which is being targeted both on- and off-premise, is currently available nationwide, priced at $24.99 a 750-ml.
Pernod Ricard is introducing a new flavor in its Malibu Sensations lineup, Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The 21%-abv flavored rum entry is available nationwide in 750-ml. and 1-liter bottles for about $15 a 750-ml. The latest offering adds to the brand’s flavored portfolio, which also includes Orange Float, Sunshine, Sundae, Swirl, Mango, Tropical Banana and Pineapple, among others.
Imperial Brands is extending its Sobieski vodka brand with the launch of Sobieski Estate Single Rye vodka. The super-premium offering is made with 100% Dankowski rye and distilled in limited production at Lancut Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in Poland. Priced at $28 a 750-ml., Sobieski Estate Single Rye will be available nationwide, both on- and off-premise, joining Sobieski’s core unflavored expression (around $11) and its 11-flavor lineup.
Diageo has unveiled the latest release in its Orphan Barrel project, The Gifted Horse American Whiskey. The newcomer is composed of 38.5% 17-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, distilled at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville while it was operated by United Distillers. It also contains 51% four-year-old Bourbon and 10.5% four-year-old corn whiskey sourced from Indiana. The Gifted Horse American Whiskey—which is 115 proof and retails at $50 a 750-ml.—is the seventh product launch in Diageo’s limited-release Orphan Barrel series, whose previous offerings have included Kentucky Bourbons Barterhouse, Old Blowhard, Rhetoric, Lost Prophet and Forged Oak. Gifted Horse will be “highly allocated, with no future releases planned,” Diageo noted.
Heaven Hill Brands’ Burnett’s vodka has introduced a new Cucumber Lime expression to its 36-flavor lineup. Rolling out in April, the new 35%-abv entry will be available in 50-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter formats, retailing at $10.99 a 750-ml.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily