GSN Spirited News: August 24th 2021 Edition

Bacardi rum has unveiled a new Reserva Cask Finish series, which will see the company introduce a new cask finish offering annually through 2025. The first edition in the series is Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish, which aged in American oak barrels for eight to 12 years and finished in an Oloroso Sherry cask for just over two months. The 40% abv rum is rolling out nationwide next month, retailing at $33 a 750-ml.

Louisville, Kentucky’s Michter’s Distillery has announced the return of its Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon after a three-year absence. The 2021 iteration will hit shelves in September and is made by taking Michter’s Bourbon—which is aged for an undisclosed amount of time—and finishing it in barrels made from toasted, air-dried wood. On release, Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon will carry a suggested price of $100 a 750-ml.

Jackson, Mississippi’s Cathead Distillery has released the 2021 edition of Old Soul Straight Bourbon whiskey. The spirit is a blend of two high-rye Bourbons, one aged four years and the other five. Old Soul is bottled at 45% abv and made from whiskies distilled in both Mississippi and Indiana, with all maturation taking place in the Magnolia State. Only 88 barrels were selected for this year’s Old Soul, which is now rolling out in limited quantities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas for around $45 a 750-ml.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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