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NEW: Redd’s Wicked Strawberry Kiwi

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The Wicked Hour is back and better than ever with the return of the Redd’s Wicked Limited Release series. Kicking off the return of the series is Redd’s Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, a new daring flavor that allows revelers to start their night the right way. The second flavor in the series, Redd’s Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, hits shelves nationwide March 1 and will be available for a limited time only.

The unapologetically wicked flavor is eight percent alcohol by volume, offering juicy strawberry and kiwi punches that deliver perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavors. Its fruit-forward aroma is complemented by its smooth, moderate body with mild carbonation. Redd’s Wicked Strawberry Kiwi is the perfect drink for the rebel within.

In addition to the release of Redd’s Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, fan-favorite Redd’s Wicked Blood Orange is set to be re-released later in 2017.

Redd’s Wicked Strawberry Kiwi will be available nationwide at most grocery and convenience stores in 24-ounce cans, 16-ounce cans and 12-packs of 10-ounce cans.

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.

 

 

Woodford Reserve Releases Master’s Collection Finished in Brandy Casks

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Woodford Reserve announces the release of its latest expression in the limited edition Master’s Collection — Brandy Cask Finish — which will hit shelves in November. As the first whiskey to be finished in an American brandy cask, this new expression is yet another product of Woodford Reserve’s continued appreciation and commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.

Marking the eleventh release in the Master’s Collection, Master Distiller Chris Morris began with fully mature Woodford Reserve bourbon which was then finished in brandy casks for nearly two years. Upon completion of the maturation period, the finished casks were batched together to create this one-of-a-kind whiskey with crisp caramel and dried fruit notes. Finishing fully mature Woodford Reserve in these brandy casks accentuated Woodford Reserve’s rich dried fruit and nut characteristics developed from the grain recipe and fermentation process.

Brandy, a spirit distilled from wine or fruit, is often aged in oak barrels. Unlike bourbon, brandy does not have the new, charred barrel requirement allowing their barrels to be used multiple times. Therefore, this release is technically not a bourbon but rather a finished whiskey.

“As with every Master’s Collection release, this expression highlights Woodford Reserve’s creativity and dedication to innovation. I’m extremely proud to say we’ve yet again done something very special,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “Among Woodford Reserve’s many flavors include fruit and spice notes which the brandy casks emphasize. Both products showcase rich, intense vanilla notes from their barrel maturation making the combination of the two a true success.”

Brandy Cask Finish will be available for purchase in select markets within the United States and in limited international markets beginning in November with a suggested retail price of $99.99 (varying by market) for a 750ml bottle presented at 90.4 proof.

Originally introduced in 2006, the Master’s Collection has become an acclaimed addition to the Woodford Reserve portfolio, with the Collection gaining its inspiration from the tradition and rich heritage that today surrounds the historic distillery. Though individually unique, each Master’s Collection release encompasses the distillery’s one-of-a-kind production capabilities, combined with Woodford Reserve’s focus on contemporary style and straightforward presentation.

Tasting Notes for Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Brandy Cask Finish

Color: Warm red ochre.

Aroma: A medley of chocolate, maple syrup and caramel drizzled over toasted hazelnuts, dark raisins and dried cranberries. Soft notes of oak and spice linger in the depths.

Taste: Toffee-covered dried fruit and toasted hazelnuts warmed by delicate wood spice notes.

Finish: Long and warm with a touch of caramel lingering on.

Captain Morgan Launches Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum

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Just When You Thought Pumpkin Spice Couldn’t Get Any Better – Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Has Arrived (PRNewsFoto/Diageo)

Rum lovers and pumpkin spice fanatics, get your glasses ready! Your obsession with pumpkin is no longer limited to the standard pumpkin beer and pumpkin spiced lattes this season. Captain Morgan is here to fill the void with chilled pumpkin spiced flavored shots. Prepare yourself for an epic fall season with CAPTAIN MORGAN Jack-O’Blast Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum, the first pumpkin spiced rum offering to ever hit shelves.

Stemming from last year’s celebrated release of CAPTAIN MORGAN Cannon Blast, Captain Morgan is revolutionizing the shots category once again with this new pumpkin spiced rum. Jack-O’Blast represents fall in a shot glass, blending Caribbean rum with some of your favorite seasonal flavors – fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices – creating an insanely delicious shot.

“As much as we enjoyed tropical cocktails over the summer, it’s time to make room for the bold flavors of fall everyone enjoys,” said Linda Bethea, Vice President of Captain Morgan. “Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is a must-have for responsible adult consumers during their favorite seasonal activities, whether it’s at football tailgates, Halloween parties or backyard bonfires with friends.”

While Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast boasts the identical shape of its predecessor, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, it features autumn colors of orange and green. To solidify its place as fall’s must-have shot, the bold, round bottle simulates the look of a carved pumpkin when illuminated under a black light. The pumpkin spiced rum (60 proof, 30% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle and is currently available nationwide for a limited time this fall.

Best enjoyed chilled as a fall-inspired shot, Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast can also be served as a drop shot or as the key ingredient in a number of seasonal drinks. When celebrating with friends this fall, try the Apple Jack-O cocktail:

Apple Jack-O
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack O’Blast
4 oz. chilled apple cider

Directions: Combine Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast with chilled apple cider and serve over ice.