Campari America is bringing back its Bourbon/rye hybrid Wild Turkey Forgiven due to popular demand. Originally released last year as a “happy accident” limited edition that resulted from an unintentional mixing of rye and Bourbon whiskies, Forgiven exceeded expectations in its debut, and is now returning in the same blend of 78% 6-year-old Bourbon and 22% 4-year-old rye whiskey, bottled at 91 proof and retailing at $50 a bottle.
Sazerac Co.’s Buffalo Trace Distillery will release the 2014 edition of its Antique Collection limited release whiskeys later this month featuring five varieties.
George T. Stagg is a 138.1-proof unfiltered Bourbon distilled in 1998; William Larue Weller, distilled in 2002, is the strongest Weller release at 140.2 proof; Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye is an unfiltered straight rye whiskey distilled in 2008 at 129.2 proof; Eagle Rare 17 Year Old is a Bourbon featuring oak, leather, cinnamon and tobacco flavors and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old has flavors of all-spice, molasses and mint, the company says.
The Antique Collection was first introduced in 2000 and is available in limited quantities for a suggested retail price of $80 each
In honor of the 89th year since the Kentucky Derby was dubbed the “Run for the Roses,” 89 cups will be available, a news release from Brown-Forman said.
Seventy-nine will be available for $1,000 each and feature a gold-plated, hand-engraved medallion of a Thoroughbred with a traditional Kentucky Derby rose garland.
Another 10 cups, referred to as the royal rose cups, will sell for $2,000 each. They are gold-plated with a sterling silver medallion, featuring a hand-engraved Thoroughbred wearing a rose garland.
All cups will be presented to buyers on Derby Day, which is May 3.
The drink you’ll get: Ice infused with rose water, candied rose petals, mint julep simple syrup and Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby.
Maybe, when I’m a grown-up.