GSN Spirited News: June 16th 2020 Edition

San Antonio, Texas-based Devils River Whiskey has launched a new coffee-flavored Bourbon in its 29-state distribution footprint. The 40% abv whiskey is made from a combination of high-rye Bourbon and locally roasted coffee that is sourced from Colombia, Brazil, and Honduras. The spirit is cold brewed for at least 24 hours before sweetening with agave nectar. Devils River Coffee Bourbon whiskey is rolling out now to markets across the U.S.

Alberta, Canada-based Paradise Spirits has launched its El Tequileño Tequila brand in the U.S. via Park Street Imports. Made in Jalisco, El Tequileño includes five Tequilas in its lineup, all at 40% abv: Blanco ($25 a 750-ml.), Reposado ($27), Platinum ($55), Reposado Gran Reserva ($57), and Reposado Rare ($225), aged for 6 years in an American oak pipon, an extra-large barrel. El Tequileño is available in 13 states.

Sam Houston Bourbon, part of the Western Spirits portfolio, has unveiled a 14-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Bottled at 49% abv and retailing at $120 a 750-ml., the new entry is rolling out in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Rochester, New York-based Geloso Beverage Group has added two new flavors to its Clubtails line of canned cocktails. The new flavors—Strawberry Daiquiri and Blueberry Mojito—are both at 10% abv and are made from a malt base. They join 11 other flavors in the Clubtails portfolio. The RTDs are available in 16-ounce cans and retail for around $2.

Moët Hennessy USA has announced the latest release in Glenmorangie’s Bond House No. 1 collection: Grand Vintage Malt 1996. The 43% abv whisky was matured in American oak casks—air dried and seasoned with Bourbon—for 23 years before bottling. This whisky aged entirely in the company’s specially designed casks. Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 is rolling out now to specialty whisky shops across the U.S. for a suggested price of $825 a 750-ml.

San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co. has launched Junipero Gin in new, completely redesigned packaging. The new look was designed by Stranger & Stranger and features the brand’s name in handwritten script on a blue bottle the shade of a juniper berry. The spirit inside, however, remains the same. The redesigned Junipero will be available exclusively in California in 2020 but will expand to Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas in 2021.

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GSN Brews News: March 17th 2020 Edition

Sol, imported by Molson Coors, has launched Chelada Limón y Sal, a new lime- and salt-flavored addition to the brand family. The 3.5% abv beer is a blend of Sol’s lager with lime and other Chelada flavorings. The new release is available in 24-ounce cans across the U.S. and comes a year after the successful launch of Sol’s original Chelada. The release will be supported by a new digital marketing campaign featuring 15-second videos that support the entire Sol Chelada family.

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin-based Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is launching a line of “mixed seltzer” beers. Leinenkugel’s Spritzen is billed as “beer with a splash of seltzer” and comes in raspberry lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple strawberry flavors. Launching nationally this week in 6-packs and mixed 12-packs, it is at 4.2% abv and prominently labeled to note its 2.2 grams of carbs, 93 calories, and 0 grams of sugar.

Rochester, New York-based Geloso Beverage Group is ramping up distribution of its Mad Bean Hard Iced Coffee, which soft launched last October. The drink is a 4.5% abv coffee-flavored malt beverage made with Arabica coffee beans and coming in mocha and vanilla flavors. It contains approximately 30 mg. of caffeine a 12-ounce can—around one-third the amount found in a typical cup of coffee. Sold in 4-packs ($8) or individual 24-ounce cans ($2.50), it will expand to 18 markets mostly along the eastern seaboard and in the Midwest but also including California and Idaho.

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