StateWays - March/April 2017

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StateWays | | March/April 2017 50 SHELF the 13 15 16 13 OLE SMOKY OUTSIDERS FARRELL SHINE Joint release with WGN America in support of the second season of the network's "Out- siders." The limited-edition Ole Smoky Outsiders Farrell Shine is inspired by the fi ctional "Farrell Wine" featured in the show and contains similar ingredients, the company says. Ole Smoky Outsiders Farrell Shine is a 70-proof ginger and ginseng-fl avored moonshine, housed in a commemorative mason jar. SRP: $24.95 per 750-ml. jar. URL: 14 CASTELLO DI GABBIANO DARK KNIGHT 2015 Italy's Castello di Gabbiano winery estate, located in Tuscany's Chianti Classico region, has launched its fi rst vintage of Dark Knight, an IGT red blend. Crafted by Tuscan-born winemaker Federico Cerelli, it's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. It's imported into the U.S. by Treasury Wine Estates. SRP: $17 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 15 TOM GORE VINEYARDS 2014 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON A full-bodied, supple-tannin wine with aromas of dark fruit, caramel and tobacco. In the mouth are concentrated blackberry and plum fl avors with a sweet fruit entry and full body. Grapes were sourced from Alexander Valley vineyards, including Hoffman Ranch in Geyserville. The 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is 14.71% ABV and aged 18 months in oak barrels. SRP: $40 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 16 CAPTAIN MORGAN LOCONUT Captain Morgan has announced Captain Morgan LocoNut. This pre-made shot contains Caribbean rum, coconut liqueur, spice and natural fl avors. LocoNut is 40 proof, and gluten-free. Ideally enjoyed as a chilled shot, LocoNut is also mixable in sweet cocktails. LocoNut is now available nationally. SRP: $14.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. URL: 17 MOUNT GAY 1703 MASTER SELECT Mount Gay Distilleries announced the release of the latest limited-edition batch of its 1703 Master Select. This 86-proof spirit features a blend of copper column and copper pot rums from Mount Gay's oldest reserves, the company says, ranging from 10- to 30-year-old rums. The company releases just one batch of 1703 Master Select annually. Approximately 12,000 bottles will be released worldwide in 2017. The name pays tribute to Mount Gay's legal deed, dated February 20, 1703, which confi rms the existence of a "Pot Still House" at Mount Gay's distillery in Barbados. 1703 Master Select will be available at select liquor and spirits stores. SRP: $150 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 18 SUGARLANDS ELECTRIC ORANGE CREAM LIQUEUR The newest entry in the company's Appalachian Sippin' Cream line is currently available at the downtown Gatlinburg distillery and will soon be available in stores and online at The new spirit combines orange zest with the smooth taste of vanilla cream, the company reports. The orange taste pairs with the cream to create a fl avor similar to frozen cream pops. At 40 proof, electric orange can be sipped straight out of the jar or added to a fl oat. SRP: $24.99 per 750-ml. jar. URL: 19 SANDEMAN PORTO NEW PACKAGING Sandeman Port has begun to roll out new packaging nationally. The update includes new labels and bottle designs across the Sandeman's line of Aged tawny portos. The new packaging features customized, clear and embossed glass to showcase the amber tones of the contents, the company says, helping consumers choose between the different ages of Tawny at point of purchase. The labels display the recognizable Sandeman Don, "highlighting the long history of the House," the company says, and the bottles are clad with medals that "refl ect Sandeman's highly-awarded Portos." A vinolok glass bottle closure allows repeated opening and closing. URL: 14 17 19 18 16 15 18

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