GSN Spirited News: February 25th 2020 Edition

Prestige Beverage Group has announced the U.S. debut of The Whistler Irish Whiskey, made at the Boann Distillery in Meath, Ireland. The partnership brings three Whistler labels to the U.S., all made with locally sourced Irish grains. First up is Whistler Double Oaked Irish whiskey, a 40% abv blend matured in ex-Bourbon and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. The second release is Whistler Irish Honey Whiskey, a 33% abv blend of Irish whiskey and honey that was produced in the Boann owner’s family orchards. The third is Whistler Irish Cream, a 19% abv blend of whiskey and Irish cream. All three releases retail at around $30 a 750-ml.

Bardstown, Kentucky’s Lux Row Distillers has launched Daviess County Straight Bourbon, a new release that pays tribute to Bourbon history and revives a heritage label. The initial lineup for the brand consists of three whiskies, all bottled at 43% abv, and made with wheated and rye-heavy mash bills. There’s the standard Straight Bourbon release and two barrel finished offerings, one rested in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Napa and the other finished in French oak. Daviess County Straight Bourbon retails for $40, and the barrel finished varieties retail for $45.

E. & J. Gallo has introduced a new flagship expression for its Germain-Robin brandy. The new release is bottled at 40% abv and matured for seven years. Initially, only 1,400 6-pack cases will be available, but looking ahead this new bottling will serve as the distiller’s main release. In addition, Gallo has released 900 six-packs of Germain-Robin XO, a $125 bottling made with Pinot Noir grapes. Both releases come in updated packages, with the brand name printed directly on the glass above the label. Both will also come in boxes stamped with the Germain-Robin redwood logo.

Courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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