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New Limited Releases From Tomatin Distillery The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced some new limited editionreleases with an emphasis on Sherry. The Tomatin Cuatro Series presents four limited edition expressions of Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. All distilled on the same day, the whisky was matured for nine years in traditional American Oak casks and was then transferred to four different types of Sherry butts for a period of over three years. As a result each of the four expressions have developed their own unique characteristics. The range includes: Fino, Manzanilla, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. With its Spanish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Anchor Distilling Co. debuts Anchor Old Tom Gin San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling Company introduces Anchor Old Tom Gin. This is the third style of small-batch gin produced by the distillery, which currently includes Junipero Gin, a classic London dry gin, and Genevieve, Genever-style gin. Anchor Old Tom, like its historical predecessors, is pot-distilled with juniper berries and other botanicals, sweeter than modern London dry gin, and bottled unfiltered. Though produced with the traditional botanicals star anise and licorice root, Anchor Old Tom also features stevia. Sourced from Paraguay, the stevia contributes to the gin’s sweetness. Anchor’s tomcat featured on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2014 Antique Collection Whiskeys Buffalo Trace Distillery will release its 2014 Antique Collection in late September. The collection will feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. George T. Stagg Barrels for this year’s George T. Stagg bottling were selected from Warehouses C, H, I, K, L, P, and Q. This uncut and unfiltered bourbon was distilled back in the spring of 1998 and weighs in at 138.1 proof. Although still highly allocated, there are a few more bottles available this year, since Buffalo Trace increased distillation for George T. Stagg back in 1997.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Heaven Hill releases Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon Heaven Hill Distilleries announces a new limited edition release of Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The new bottling follows up Elijah Craig 20-Year-Old Single Barrel, released in the Spring of 2012 and the Elijah Craig 21- Year-Old, released last Fall. The new 23-Year-Old bottling will carry an average retail price of $199.99 for the 750ml size, and like last year’s 21-Year-Old will be in limited distribution in top metro markets. The new Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old will be available in a three bottle case of 750ml bottles, at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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The marriage of the vineyards and the gardens of California, Jardesca California Aperitiva is a blend of sweet and dry white wines, and an eau de vie, with 10 different botanicals. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Jura brought together 12 Brooklyn artisans to co-collaborate on Kings County's first single malt Scotch whisky. Jura Brooklyn has been aged up to 16 years in American White Oak Bourbon, Amoroso Sherry and Pinot Noir casks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Anchor Distilling Co. & The Glenglassaugh Distillery introduce five new single malt scotch whiskies to the U.S. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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A new bottling: Laphroaig Select Scotch Whisky. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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The Facundo Rum Collection is a collection of four aged sipping rums from Bacardi. The Facundo Rum Collection is a tribute to Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Bowmore introduces its latest expression – Small Batch, which is matured in first and second-fill ex-bourbon casks. It is bottled without an age statement. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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From Jim Beam Signature Craft comes Quarter Cask and the Harvest Bourbon Collection, a series of six bourbons distilled from different grains. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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anCnoc (pronounced a-NOCK) is releasing a Limited Edition Peaty Collection that explores the bolder, smokier aspect of a classic Highland flavor in three different expressions. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Old Pulteney Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has added a new whisky to its range, the Old Pulteney 35 Year Old. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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The newest addition to the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is a bourbon that will be progressively aged and released over the coming years – the 20-year-old variant will be released this year, the 21-year-old will be released in 2015, and so on. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Seven Stills Partners Whipnose Whiskey Whipnose Whiskey, launching in May 2014, is the first in Seven Stills collaboration series. Tim Obert and Clint Potter, founders of Seven Stills, started with three of Pacific Brewing Laboratories beers, but were most impressed with the results from the Whipnose Double IPA. It was double distilled on a 500 gallon Vendome copper pot still then aged for six months in 5 gal new charred oak barrels from Black Swan Cooperage. Hops were only used during the hop boil and dry hoping of the wash. They did not use a gin basket or dry hop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Selvarey Rum introduces Selvarey White and Selvarey Cacao Hailing from the jungles of Panama, Selvarey Rum is based in Los Angeles and co-founded by brothers Marc and Seth Gold, and Robert Herzig. Selvarey’s rums are distilled in the province of Herrera in copper column stills that date back to 1922. Master Blender Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez, a 35-year veteran of Havana Club rums, the former Cuban Minister of Rum, and a resident of Panama, collaborated with Selvarey to create the recipes for both spirits, and is involved throughout the production process, from planting and harvesting the sugar cane to aging... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum This limited-time offering was inspired by Captain Henry Morgan’s victorious raid on the Spanish in 1671, where he lost his beloved flagship, The Satisfaction. Made with St. Croix rum and finished through Spanish Oak, the blend contains elements derived from the type of barrels that were believed to have been on board The Satisfaction. At 70 proof (35% ABV), Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend is packaged in a unique jug designed in a nod to the 17th century and will be available nationally beginning in May 2014 for a suggested retail price of... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Berentzen Bushel & Barrel is the result of blending bourbon and Berentzen's apple liqueur. Berentzen Apple Liqueur is made from apple bushels and the grain that has been the Berentzen spirit standard for centuries. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Port finishes added to Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced a change to the line-up of its core range of single malts. A 14-year-old Port Wood Finish and a batch release 1988 vintage are being introduced, while the 15 year old and 30-Year-Old expressions will be removed. The 14-Year-Old Port Wood Finish has spent around 13 years in Bourbon oak barrels, with a further year in Portuguese port pipes which had previously held Tawny port for between 30 and 40 years. Available worldwide from April 2014. SRP $55 per 75cl bottle, 46%... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Another big batch of cocktail (and wine and beer) books has hit the Alcademics inbox. I look forward to checking these out. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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González Byass launches London No. 1 Gin in the U.S. González Byass announces the arrival of London No. 1 to the U.S. market this spring. The London Dry style gin will launch initially in New York and Florida with additional markets to be added. London No. 1 is distilled in London under the direction of Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and contains 12 botanicals, including juniper, coriander, angelica root, lemon peel, licorice, cinnamon, almond, savory, iris root, orange peel and bergamot. It is one of only a handful of gins actually distilled in London and uses the small batch pot still... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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I was tasting some ginger beers for a story and noticed that a lot of them taste like dried pizza flakes in the finish -probably a sign that they added capsaicin or other pepper heat to the recipe. So I've listed the ingredients from the labels here and will add more as time goes on. (Or feel free to add them yourself in the comments if you have something handy.) Crabbies Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer - Malt beverage without ingredients listed except for natural flavors and caramel color. Bruce Cost Ginger Ale - Carbonated water, sugar, fresh ginger, citric acid... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Potato Vodka by Woody Creek Distillers Woody Creek Distillers started distributing its potato vodka in New York this month. Union Beer Distributor's craft spirits division, BluePrint Brands, is joining forces with Woody Creek Distillers to develop and expand the market throughout New York State. Woody Creek Distillers’ Woody Creek Colorado 100% Potato Vodka (MSRP: $37) is a potato-based vodka, made from just three ingredients: alpine potatoes (native Colorado Rio Grande), local mountain spring water, and yeast. After being washed and mashed on-site at the WCD distillery, the potato mash is then stripped and distilled only once to produce its 80-proof... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Jack Daniel Distillery’s Rested Tennessee Rye As a continuation of its entry into the rye whiskey category, the Jack Daniel Distillery is offering a limited release of Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye, a follow-up to its 2012 Unaged Tennessee Rye offering. This marks the distillery’s first barrel-matured expression in the rye category. A one-time offering, Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye is scheduled to be available in select U.S. markets beginning in April. Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye is crafted using the same Cave Spring water from the Jack Daniel’s Hollow, proprietary yeast and charcoal mellowing process that’s been used in the distillery’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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1800 Tequila releases Cognac-finished Milenio Tequila 1800 Tequila announces its new extra-aged, Cognac-finished tequila: Milenio. After a long aging process, the Blue Weber Agave extra-aged tequila is matured for a short period in French oak Cognac barrels. This is the second edition of Milenio, the first of which was produced in the year 2000. 1800 Milenio is bottled at 40% ABV, and available in the United States for the suggested retail price of $125 for 750ml. For more information, please refer to www.1800tequila.com About 1800 Tequila: 1800 Tequila is named after the year it was created and is 100% blue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Alcademics.com