Mezcal brand Viejo Indecente has extended its range with the launch of a new offering called Ensamble. Produced in Oaxaca, Mexico, Ensamble is made with a blend of 15-year-old Madrecuishe and 8-year-old Espadín agave. The 48%-abv mezcal is rolling out across California, Florida and New York, retailing at $65 a 750-ml. Ensamble marks the second U.S. offering from Viejo Indecente, joining the brand’s core Espadín Mezcal ($60 a 750-ml.), which debuted stateside last fall.
Northern California’s Timberlane LLC, producer of Arkansas Black Straight Applejack (98 proof, $55) and the very limited Twenty-One Year Straight Applejack (92 proof/$125) has expanded distribution beyond California to both Texas and Massachusetts, with plans for additional markets to follow later this year. Both SKUs are currently available across Texas, distributed by AB Foods of Dallas. In Massachusetts, Burke Distributing Corp. will distribute Timberlane’s Applejacks throughout the state beginning this spring.
Boston’s Bully Boy Distillers has launched Estate gin, a new craft gin made with a neutral apple and grain base. The 47%-abv entry is infused with wild juniperus virginiana, McIntosh apples, coriander, lemon, hibiscus, pink peppercorn and lavender. Bully Boy’s Estate gin is currently available at select on- and off-premise accounts throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, retailing at $29.99 a 750-ml. It marks the first gin in Bully Boy’s craft spirits lineup, joining the distillery’s white rum, Boston rum, vodka, white whiskey, American straight whiskey and Old Fashioned and Hub Punch premixed cocktails.
Disaronno International is introducing classic Italian amaro Zucca Rabarbaro to the U.S. market this spring. Made from Chinese rhubarb and natural herbs, Zucca Rabarbaro (30% abv) is based on a recipe from 1845 and geared toward use in cocktails. Zucca Rabarbaro will be available nationwide in limited quantities on- and off-premise at about $30 a 750-ml.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily