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B36897Brazil’s Yaguara Cachaça is debuting two new offerings in the U.S. market, Yaguara Branca, a white cachaça (40.5% abv), and Yaguara Ouro (42% abv), a barrel-aged expression. Yaguara Branca ($30 a 750-ml.) and Ouro ($44) join the existing Yaguara Organic Blended Cachaça ($32) in the portfolio, which is distributed by Union Beer/Blueprint Spirits in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida.

paul-john-edited-single-malt-whisky-goa-india-10711835Domaine Select Wine & Spirits is launching Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky in the U.S. Distilled in Goa, India, by John Distilleries Ltd., the Paul John brand is made from six-row barley grown in the Himalayan foothills. The Paul John whisky range includes Paul John Brilliance (retailing at $60 a 750-ml.), Edited ($65), Select Cask Classic ($95) and Select Cask Peated ($100).

ct-flaming-lips-few-spirits-whiskey-20160706Illinois-based FEW Spirits is introducing Brainville Rye Whiskey this October in collaboration with rock band The Flaming Lips. Brainville Rye is made from a combination of rye, corn and malted barley grown within 150 miles of the FEW distillery, and aged in new, charred American oak barrels custom-made in Minnesota. Featuring a psychedelic label created by designer Justin Helton, Brainville is 80-proof and will retail at $125 a 750-ml. bottle. It will debut across key FEW markets this fall in a limited edition of 5,000 bottles.

whiskey_del_bacArizona-based Hamilton Distillers is launching single malt whiskey range Whiskey Del Bac across a number of markets, partnering with Atlanta sales and consulting group Crafted Brands on the rollout. Produced from 100% two-row barley sourced primarily from Arizona’s BKW Farms and southwestern Colorado, Whiskey Del Bac is set to debut in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Texas and Florida.

our-los-angeles-vodkaPernod Ricard has opened the latest distillery in its Our/Vodka program with its launch of Our/Los Angeles. Established in collaboration with creative agency founders Steven Ocheltree and Tyler Simmons, the Our/Los Angeles micro-distillery is based in downtown L.A.’s Arts District and will produce a vodka made with locally-sourced ingredients, retailing at $20 a 375-ml. The distillery marks the sixth outpost in Pernod’s Our/Vodka program, through which the company partners with entrepreneurs in different cities around the world to produce locally-inspired vodkas.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily