StateWays - March/April 2017

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StateWays | | March/April 2017 48 SHELF the 1 PALM BAY TEQUILA BRIBÓN, RÅVO VODKA Wine and spirits importer Palm Bay International has introduced two new products: Tequila Bribón and Råvo Vodka. Tequila Bribón is distilled using 7-10-year-old 100% Blue Agave grown in the volcanic soils of Jalisco surrounding the town of Tequila. Råvo Vodka is a 100%-natural, certifi ed gluten-free vodka made in the Swedish fashion, from winter wheat. SRP: $19.99 per 750-ml. bottles. URL: 2 SOLEIL MIMOSA Soleil Mimosa has introduced updated packaging for its line of pre-made, ready-to-drink mimosa cocktails. The redesign includes a new graphic sun-inspired logo, and a simpli- fi ed message for consumers: "Made with Fresh Juice." While the new packaging offers a variety of changes, the orange, yellow and red hues remain a recognizable characteristic of the brand. SRP: $10.99 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 3 DON Q OAK BARREL SPICED RUM A blend of Puerto Rican rums that have been aged for three-to-six years add structure, smoothness and tannins. Flavors include a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, along with a barrel-aged rummy character. Warm kitchen spices give way to oaky tannins. Aromas include vanilla and nutmeg, beginning with honey oak notes. No artifi cial fl avors or colors. The spirit aged in American white oak barrels. SRP: $29.99 per 750- ml. bottle. URL: 4 JOSE CUERVO RASPBERRY MARGARITA A new ready-to-drink tequila cocktail, this release has traces of lime, with orange and berry fruit notes. Pour over ice, add fresh raspberries and enjoy. This joins other products in the Jose Cuervo RTD line: Pink Lemonade, Mango, Strawberry Lime, Classic Margarita, Grapefruit Tangerine, Coconut Pineapple, Watermelon, Lime Light, and White Peach (Light). 19.9 proof. SRP: $15.99 per 1.75-L bottle. URL: 5 MINOR CASE STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY Limestone Branch Distillery has released Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, which under- went a sherry cask fi nish and is bottled at 90 proof. Aged two years, this whiskey offers a warm rye spice complemented by the dried fruit notes from being fi nished in a sherry cask, the company says. From the same producers of the Yellowstone bourbon brand, the rye is packaged in a fl ask-style bottle with a letterpress label and a cork topper. SRP: $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 6 DIPLOMÁTICO MANTUANO, PLANAS RUMS Diplomático Rum has announced two new-to-market expressions: Mantuano and Planas. Mantuano, 40% ABV, is a blended rum aged for up to 8 years, ideal for mixing in cocktails like the Mary Pickford, and retails for $24 per 750-ml. bottle. Planas, 47% ABV, aged up to 6 years, is a blended white rum with a sipping profi le. This sipping rum can be enjoyed in delicate cocktails such as a Hemingway Daiquiri. SRP: $29 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 7 WYOMING WHISKEY DOUBLE CASK The fi rst barrel-fi nished whiskey from this Wyoming producer. The sherry-fi nished bourbon features dark of dried apricot and fi g, stewed prune, black currant and toasted nuts. There are hints of candied orange peel, vanilla butter cream, and molasses. A limited release of 110 cases of Double Cask will be available for purchase in Wyoming, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and California. SRP: $59.99 per 750-ml bottle. URL: 8 THE MACALLAN 1991 FINE & RARE VINTAGE The newest edition to the The Macallan Fine & Rare collection. Aged in an American oak Vasyma puncheon sherry seasoned in Jerez, Spain. This whisky is bottled at a natural cask strength of 49.4% ABV. Aromas include apple, dried fruit and vanilla, followed by ginger, nutmeg and almonds. On the palate are sweet spice, raisin and fi g. SRP: $10,000 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 2 3 6 7 4 StateWays | | March/April 2017 2 7 1 5 8

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