GSN Review: St-Rémy Signature

St-Rémy, recently announced the expansion of St-Rémy Signature, with the rollout to additional new markets nationwide. With the goal of rejuvenating the brandy category, the launch of St-Rémy Signature is a natural next step for the brand. Building on the momentum of its successful introduction in the Fall of 2021, St-Rémy Signature continues to recruit prospective brandy drinkers while also inspiring today’s cocktail connoisseurs.

Lending a unique approach to the process, St-Rémy Master Blender, Cécile Roudaut notes, “while respecting French brandy-making traditions, I have added a maturation stage in small virgin oak barrels, in addition to aging in traditional, seasoned oak casks, which in turn brought out a new kind of harmony that fans will have a chance to discover.” Roudaut adds, “as my first original creation, St-Rémy Signature brings to life distinct flavors from its signature liquid, making this launch even more special to me.”

St-Rémy Signature is rolling-out nationwide in markets including, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

GSN’s Remarks: This is a very light and smooth spirit that is a perfect introduction for the new brandy enthusiast. Mild and easy going, there are no rough edges here. Gently oaky, and with warm caramel notes, this is an ideal brandy for cocktails or holiday punches. GSN Rating: B

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GSN Spirited News: October 12th 2021 Edition

Phillips Distilling has officially launched Cubist, a new vodka brand intended to be stored in the freezer. Beginning this month, Cubist is being test marketed in Minnesota and Arizona with an expanded launch slated for 2022. Thermochromic ink technology turns the brand’s bottle label blue when the liquid has reached optimal temperature. Aimed at males aged 26-45, Cubist will retail at $25 a 750-ml.

Bacardi-owned Patrón Tequila has announced a new aged expression: Patrón Sherry Cask Aged Añejo. The 40% abv Tequila matured for over two years in Oloroso Sherry casks before bottling. The new Tequila is available exclusively in the U.S. in select retailers and on Drizly while supplies last for a suggested price of $80 a 750-ml.

Walsh Whiskey has released a new limited-edition whiskey in the Writers’ Tears family. Writers’ Tears Icewine Cask Finish is a blend of Irish single malt and pot still whiskies finished in Inniskillin casks from Ontario, Canada for 12 months. 3,500 bottles of the 46% abv whiskey are being distributed to select retailers in Canada, Ireland, and the U.S., where the new release carries a suggested price of $85 a 750-ml.

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., part of the Pernod Ricard portfolio, has launched TX Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Cognac Casks, the latest release from the Fort Worth-based distiller. The 50.8% abv whiskey is the third release in the Barrel Finish series, following Tawny Port and PX Sherry Cask finished whiskies. This release also marks the end of master distiller Rob Arnold’s tenure with F&R, as he is now stepping aside, allowing Ale Ochoa, master blender, and new master distiller Evan Brewer to take the helm. TX Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Cognac Casks is rolling out now throughout Texas for a suggested price of $65 a 750-ml.

Rémy Cointreau has added a new brandy to the St-Rémy portfolio in the U.S. St-Rémy Signature is bottled at 40% abv and is first matured in new oak before transferring to more traditional used casks. St-Rémy Signature is the first spirit created by the brand’s master blender Cécile Roudaut and is rolling out now in select markets across the U.S. for a suggested price of $30 a 750-ml.

Disaronno International has launched Engine gin, a new Italian spirit designed by Paolo Dalla Mora, former CMO at Moschino and global communications director for parent company Illva Saronno. The 42% abv gin is made with juniper and a variety of Italian botanicals, including Ligurian sage, lemon, licorice root, and damask rose. The gin is packaged in a tin mock-oil-can, evoking its creator’s passion for racing and cars. Engine is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $30 a 750-ml.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily