Introducing Bacardi Grapefruit as the newest member of the Bacardi flavored rums family, we start with Bacardi Superior, a one-year aged rum, infuse it with rich pink grapefruit flavors to create a sour and semisweet, fresh taste inspired by our Caribbean heritage. Mixes well with lemonade, lemon-lime soda and a great twist for a Moscow Mule cocktail.
This spring, Olmeca Altos welcomes its latest product, Añejo – thereby completing the power of three for the Altos Tequila family. With the same well-balanced and rounded aroma that the Olmeca Altos distillery is known for, Añejo is aged for eighteen months in oak barrels and has woody notes and vanilla and chocolate flavors that is enhanced by the sweet, cooked agave taste and notes of dried fruit and almonds.
Building on Altos’ success with Plata and Reposado, Añejo will provide an even greater presence for the brand just in time for spring and summertime sipping in limited markets across the country. The three options in the portfolio, now available, continue to encompass the mixable 100% blue agave tequila that drinkers love.
Altos was initially created by bartenders for bartenders through a partnership with UK’s most prominent mixologists Henry Besant and Dre Masso, alongside Master Distiller, Jesús Hernández, who understood the need for a superior-quality product at affordable prices. Staying true to its brand ethos, Añejo was also developed by Hernández, in collaboration with internationally-known US bartender Charles Joly and UK Altos Brand Ambassador Matthias Lataille. Together they created a new premium addition to the Altos family that sets it apart from other spirits in the category due to its distinguishable flavor and accessible price. Created 7,000 feet above sea level in the volcanic red earth in the highlands of Los Altos, Jalisco, Añejo is crafted in the same artisanal production methods as its predecessors – Altos Reposado and Altos Blanco. Handpicked at peak ripeness, the blue agave is slow cooked at low temperatures and then is extracted, in part, with the 500-year old Tahona method in which a volcanic millstone rolls over the cooked agave to crush the pinas to expose the juice and fiber of the plant. The extracted juice and fiber are added to the fermentation and distillation process to deliver the rich, sweet taste and citric aroma.
“As tequila continues to grow steadily in the US, Añejo is a long-awaited and exciting addition to the Altos family,” said Clare Kanter, Vice President, White Spirits & Export, Pernod Ricard USA. “It is crafted with the same traditional techniques revered by Altos drinkers, while enhancing the flavor range for an original and complex taste. We are proud to work with a team that strives to create a superior-quality product and continues to set new standards within the tequila category.”
“I’m very excited for the launch of Añejo, as I have used Plata and Reposado at my bars for many years and believe the launch rounds out the Altos family perfectly,” said Charles Joly, bartender and mixologist. “I’ve had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time at the distillery where Altos is expertly crafted and visited their agave fields so I am confident drinkers will enjoy Altos Añejo in cocktails or when sipped neat.”
Altos Añejo is available on-premise in select markets including California, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, New York and Texas at a suggested price of $34.99 for 750 mL.
Sip Añejo cocktails at home with the following signature recipes:
2 parts Altos Añejo
Build in rocks glass over ice or neat.
ALTOS ANEJO MANHATTAN
2 parts Altos Añejo
1 part Carpano Antica®
2 dashes of bitters
Stirred over ice, strained into a chilled glass, garnished and served straight up.
2 parts Altos Añejo
2 parts coffee
Dulce de leche
In a clear coffee mug mix Altos and coffee.
Whip together equal parts heavy cream and dulce de leche. Layer cream on top of coffee.
Garnish the top with grated lime zest.
For additional information please visit https://www.altostequila.com/.
Enjoy with 100% Responsibility.
OLMECA ALTOS™ TEQUILA. 100% Blue Agave. Product of Mexico. 40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof)/
Rebel Yell® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has added two new flavors to its current family lineup. Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey and Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey, both bottled at 70 proof, will be available nationwide in April. These new flavors join the recently updated Rebel Yell family of corked 750ml bottles made of thicker glass, reinforcing the independent, rebellious spirit of the brand.
Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey combines the smooth taste of Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with natural ginger for a refreshing and spicy finish – a great option for mule cocktails or to add a zesty twist. For a creamier flavor, Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey combines the great taste of Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with natural root beer flavor for a rich, velvety taste with a touch of spice.
Award-winning Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey dates back to 1849 and is known for its smooth-sipping, softer taste, offering hints of honey and butter followed by a warm finish with a touch of spiciness.
The brand is also revamping its loyalty program, Band of Rebels, which is a fellowship of the most loyal Rebel Yell fans and supporters. The program will offer more engagement with members, an updated welcome kit, exclusive member e-newsletters as well as great gifts and gear. Fans can sign up at http://www.bandofrebels.com.
Suggested Recipes for Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey and Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey:
Root Beer Float
2 oz. Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey
1.5 oz. Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream
Pour over ice in a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a chilled root beer mug. Top with whipped cream.
2 oz. Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey
1 oz. Simple Syrup
5 Sprigs of Fresh Mint
Muddle fresh mint at the bottom of the glass. Build the drink by adding crushed ice, Rebel Yell Ginger, and simple syrup. Stir drink until frosty cold and garnish with more mint.
Super-premium ice cream pioneer, Momenti Spirited Ice Creams, has opened in Las Vegas the first specialty manufacturing plant in the U.S. for creating and developing spirit-infused super premium ice creams and sorbets. Family-owned and operated, Momenti specializes in the science of ice cream making using quality ingredients and top-shelf liquors.
What started as a fun concept by local entrepreneur, Leif Pearson, quickly expanded into countless hours of education and developmental collaboration that has transformed Momenti Spirited Ice Creams into a trend-setting brand and regional, soon to be national, business. A Las Vegas native, Pearson is a graduate of The Meadows School in Summerlin and graduated from Colby College in Maine with a degree in Science, Technology and Society.
“We are proud to announce our factory is the first of its kind designed to exclusively produce alcohol infused ice creams and sorbets,” enthused COO, Pearson. “Las Vegas is a perfect place to open our factory because a majority of the population is engaged in the food and beverage industry and it has become a hub for epicureans.”
Located in the 4000 block of Silvestri Lane in Las Vegas, Momenti’s first full production plant utilizes a patent-pending process to successfully freeze and infuse ice creams and sorbets with wine and spirits, developed by Momenti with the help of leading ice cream industry scientists and experts from across the country.
With expert formulation and mixology techniques, Momenti’s state-of-the-art production facility innovates the ice cream tasting experience in a small batch process providing five unique flavor options: White Russian Pecan, a bold symphony of vodka and cream liqueur blended with fresh pecans; Chocotini Chip, a rich combination of vodka and dark cocoa sprinkled with chunks of dark chocolate chips; Vodka Cookies & Cream; a whipped vanilla vodka infused with cookie crumbles; Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet; a blended sorbet complete with hand selected Cabernet Sauvignon and blackberry; and Limoncello Sorbet, a zesty and refreshing sorbet highlighting sun-ripened lemons featuring award-winning Ventura Limoncello Classico.
Momenti is actively working with more than a half-dozen on and off Strip restaurants and food and beverage companies to offer its signature products to patrons. The company can also produce its product in custom branded cups for private events and catering opportunities.