CORAZÓN TEQUILA UNVEILS NEW LIMITED EDITIONS

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The range, new for 2016, includes: Buffalo Trace Reposado, aged 10 and a half months in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels; Old Rip Van Winkle Añejo, aged for 23 months in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels; and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo, aged for 19 months in Thomas H. Handy Sazerac whiskey barrels – the most limited in the collection.

Expresiones del Corazón 2016 also includes Artisanal Blanco, which was held for 60 days in stainless steel. The Artisanal Blanco was used as the base for the other Tequilas in the range.

“The combination of the Artisanal Blanco with these flavourful barrels from Buffalo Trace Distillery has resulted in three one-of-a-kind Tequilas, including this year’s addition of Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo, which we’re thrilled to share,” said Megan Hurtuk, marketing manager for Tequila at Sazerac.

Corazón Tequila is produced at the Casa San Matías Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, using only blue agave.

Expresiones del Corazón, all of which carry an abv of 40% (80 proof), will be available in very limited quantities across the US for between $59.99 and $79.99, depending on the expression.

 

 

JACK DANIEL’S LAUNCHES WHISKEY-INFUSED COFFEE

jdcoffeeThe coffee, made with ground Arabica infused with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, promises to deliver the signature Jack Daniel’s whiskey flavor minus the alcohol.

Available in caffeinated and decaffeinated variants in both tins and packets, the coffee has gone on sale in the whiskey’s hometown of Lynchburg and online.

The coffee is due to be rolled out across the US this year, priced at $21.95 for an 8.8-ounce tin and $6.95 for a 1.5-ounce bag.

“We take a lot of care and pride in the products we craft and Jack Daniel’s Coffee is no exception,” said Charlie Newman, owner and roast master at World of Coffee.

This isn’t the first whiskey-infused coffee to hit the shelves. Last April Bulleit Bourbon released a limited edition Bourbon-infused coffee in partnership with London coffee house The Gentleman Baristas.

X Bulleit coffee was crafted from beans rested for two weeks in ex-Bourbon casks to allow the spicy notes of the whiskey to blend with the beans’ natural character. Two blends of the Bourbon barrel-aged coffee were created – espresso and filter.

NOTE: So we went to the website only to find both regular and decaf are on backorder.

 

 

Absolut® Unveils Launch of New Absolut Lime

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Absolut® officially unveils Absolut Lime as the newest, most refreshingly versatile addition to round out the iconic Absolut citrus portfolio, joining Absolut Citron and Absolut Mandrin – the No. 1 selling lemon and orange-flavored vodkas in the U.S1. In addition to hitting nightlife destinations and at-home bar carts nationwide, Absolut Lime will step into the “limelight” at the 59th GRAMMY® Awards® on February 12, 2017. The brand’s multifaceted sponsorship will include TV, digital, social and a signature GRAMMY® Awards® cocktail – the Absolut Limelight.

Nearly 30 years ago, Absolut introduced Absolut Citron – a flavor that quickly skyrocketed into pop culture as a key ingredient in the Cosmopolitan cocktail. Ten years later, Absolut Mandrin further diversified the brand’s flavor line-up offering the perfect hint of sweetness. And like its citrus counterparts, new Absolut Lime features its own distinct flavor profile with a balance of full-bodied citrus flavor with a light finish.

“Lime is a very dynamic and complex fruit and we believe we’ve created the perfect flavor blend in Absolut Lime to enhance and elevate a variety of cocktails,” said Nick Guastaferro, Director of Marketing, Absolut, Pernod Ricard USA. “Thanks to a delicious flavor and easy mixability, Absolut Lime is great for going out or staying in, for creating simple or complex cocktails. We can’t wait to see how our fans take Absolut Lime and make it their own to create their Absolut Nights.”

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Absolut Lime embodies the brand’s ongoing commitment to superior quality vodka.  Like every drop of Absolut Vodka found anywhere in the world, the new flavor is produced in a small village in Southern Sweden named Ahus. Ahus is Absolut’s One Source, where high-quality ingredients come from the hands of trans-generational farmers with an unwavering commitment to produce superior, high-quality vodka – all within a small, 75 mile radius.

 

Absolut Lime Cocktails Designed for Sipping, Savoring and Celebrating
Absolut Lime is available nationwide for an MSRP of $19.99 (750ml) and $24.99 (1L). Its refreshingly light flavor profile provides the perfect canvas to bring together a variety of ingredients, creating cocktails that range from simple to complex, including:

Absolut Limelight: The Signature GRAMMY® Week Cocktail
2 parts Absolut Lime
2 parts soda
2 parts ginger ale
½ part fresh lime

Build in a highball over ice. Garnish with lime stirrer skewered with accordion cucumber.

Absolut Lime Drop
2 parts Absolut Lime
1 part Lime Juice
¾ part Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a shot glass. Garnish with sugared lime.

Absolut Lime Vodkarita
2 parts Absolut Lime
1 part Lime Juice
½ part Agave Nectar

Shake all ingredients with ice until cold. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and a half salted rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.