NEW: Two from Don Q

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Don Q is gearing up to release two new rum expressions later this year, including a limited edition single barrel expression and a “sophisticated” spiced variant.

Just 6,000 bottles of the Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel rum will be launched, with 3,000 4.5 litre cases dedicated to the US and Puerto Rico, and the remaining 1,000 destined for Europe.

Bottled at 40% abv, the rum has been aged for just over 10 years and is described as offering “a really wonderful woodiness, with tanins and sweeter notes” as well.

The launch is part of a planned series of releases beginning with the 2005 vintage, which will be followed by the 2007 single barrel variant next year.

“We love ageing and blending,” commented Roberto Serrallés, Don Q owner and master distiller. “This is the first single barrel expression we’ve released.

“We wanted to start playing around and having fun outside of our comfort zone.

“The single barrel is a beautiful light style rum.”

Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel will carry an RRP of around £40 ($45.99 US) per 700ml bottle.

Don Q Barrel Aged Spice

Furthermore, the firm is also planning to bring out a spiced rum expression mid-2016, aimed as “elevating” the spiced rum category.

Titled Don Q Barrel Aged Spice, the expression has been designed to offer a “next step” to fans of spiced rum and will be a permanent addition to the brand’s portfolio.

The rum has been infused with “natural” spiced, including cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and tamarind.

“The spiced rum segment is growing and it’s an interesting category,” said Serrallés. “Everyone knows the big players in spiced rum, they know Captain Morgan.

“But where do spiced rum drinkers graduate to? Our rum will offer a more sophisticated version of a spiced rum – we want to elevate the category.

“We need to get away from pirates and sea monsters – we’ve talked too much about pirates and forgotten the fantastic properties of the rum itself.

“It has such an amazing taste profile that we think consumers who are interested in spiced rum are going to love.”

Don Q Barrel Aged Spice will carry an RRP of around £29.99 ($35 US) per 700ml bottle.

Binny’s to open in the far south suburbs

Mokena_social1-1024x619Binny’s Beverage Depot will open its newest store in Mokena, Illinois on Friday, bringing the Chicago-based beverage retail chain’s store count to 32.

Located at 21410 Wolf Road, the 14,000-square-foot store will offer more than 8,000 wines, distilled spirits and beers. Store highlights include an 18-door beer cooler, a temperature-controlled wine cellar with hundreds of rare and collectible wines, a high-end spirits room and a walk-in humidor.

NEW: Redd’s Launches “Limited Pick” Series, A Line Of Refreshing New Beers

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Redd’s Cranberry Ale (PRNewsFoto/Redd’s Apple Ale)

Redd’s unveiled the new “Limited Pick”, a series of special release ales each available for a limited time. The 2016 special releases will feature three exciting ales over the course of the year: Redd’s Cranberry Ale, Redd’s Blueberry Ale and Redd’s Ginger Apple Ale.

Like the original Apple Ale, the Limited Pick flavors are five percent alcohol by volume, each adding a unique twist to the signature crisp apple taste Redd’s is known for:

  • Redd’s Cranberry Ale delivers a slightly sweet, tart cranberry taste, balanced with crisp apple notes and a refreshing smooth finish.
  • Redd’s Blueberry Ale boasts a delicately balanced apple and blueberry aroma, while offering a taste that hits with ripe blueberry tones and a satisfying apple finish.
  • Redd’s Ginger Apple Ale delivers the fresh taste of ginger with hints of Redd’s crisp apple, providing just the right amount of spiciness and sweetness.

Redd’s Cranberry Ale—a beer fans have been begging Redd’s to bring back since its first appearance in 2014—will kick off the release of the series in February, followed by Redd’s Blueberry Ale in April, and rounding out the year with Ginger Apple Ale in September. All beers will be available for a limited time only while supplies last.

“Our fans asked for new, refreshing flavors, and we’re ready to deliver with our Limited Pick series,” said Lisa Rudman, Redd’s Family of Brands marketing manager. “This year will be extremely exciting as fans will have the option to try new flavors in addition to the three year-round flavors. And, we want everyone to stay tuned for 2017 because we have more exciting beers coming for the Limited Pick series.”

Redd’s Limited Pick flavors will be available nationwide at most grocery and convenience stores in 6-pack 12 oz. bottles and 16-ounce cans and in the Variety Pack. For more information visit ReddsAppleAle.com, Facebook.com/ReddsAppleAle and follow @ReddsAppleAle on Twitter.

 

 

NEW: Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Malibu® is pleased to announce the February debut of its newest addition to the Malibu Sensations portfolio, Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The indulgent treat can be shared over casual connections with friends or during a relaxed night out in shots, mixed with fruit juices or blended with ice cream.

“We are very excited to introduce Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake to consumers,” said Jennifer Gordon, Brand Director for Malibu. “We’re continuing to see that consumers enjoy drinking confectionary, indulgent-flavored liqueurs as a way to discover new taste sensations that elevate their social experiences and fuel their fun. Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a distinct and delicious solution to help them do just that.”

Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake (21% ABV) will be nationally available in 750ml and 1L sizes and will retail for a suggested retail price of $14.99/750ml.