Beverage Dynamics

Beverage Dynamics - March/April 2017

Beverage Dynamics is the largest national business magazine devoted exclusively to the needs of off-premise beverage alcohol retailers, from single liquor stores to big box chains, through coverage of the latest trends in wine, beer and spirits.

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86 Beverage Dynamics • March/April 2017 ON THE Shelf MOUNT GAY 1703 MASTER SELECT Mount Gay Distill- eries 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: SUGARLANDS ELECTRIC ORANGE CREAM LIQUEUR The newest entry in the company's Appalachian Sip- pin' 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: 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 custom- ized, clear and embossed glass to showcase the amber tones of the contents, the company says, helping con- sumers 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: SVEDKA VODKA BLUE RASPBERRY Blue Raspberry has a sweet berry and tart lemon profi le, the company says, and is now available nationwide. Blue Raspberry "targets the palate thrill seekers who crave extreme fl avors, a trend seen across the food and beverage space in sour candies, spicy snacks and electric energy drinks coveted by Generation-Y," the company says. "With raspberry and blue raspberry being the most sought-after vodka fl avors among LDA consumers, Svedka Blue Raspberry answers the Millennial call for all things bold and auda- cious." Svedka's two-tone packaging "further communicates the bold fl avor blend with vibrant fuchsia raspberry tones transitioning to an electric blue hue." SRP: $1.99 per 50-ml. bottle, $6.99 per 375- ml., $12.99 per 750-ml., $16.99 per 1-L., and $21.99 1.75-L. URL: SKYY INFUSIONS CALIFORNIA APRICOT VODKA This vodka is made with real fruit, the company says. Skyy Infusions California Apricot can be enjoyed on the rocks, as a way to elevate cocktails, or paired with an India Pale Ale as a take on the summer Shandy. The new fl avor is 70 proof. The launch of Skyy Infusions California Apricot will be supported by a forthcoming Skyy Vodka advertising cam- paign and included in the brand's 25th-anniver- sary marketing programs. Skyy was originally founded in San Francisco. SRP: $1.99 per 50-ml. bottle, $12.99 per 750- ml., $16.99 per 1-L., and $21.99 1.75-L. URL: APPLETON ESTATE JOY ANNIVERSARY BLEND Appleton Estate's newest rum shines the spotlight on its Master Blender Joy Spence. The limited-release 25-year-old Jamaican rum Joy Anniversary Blend commem- orates the 20th anniversary of Spence being named master blender for Appleton — a fi rst for a woman at the time and still a rare title for women two decades later. The 90-proof blend has subtle mellow oak notes, the company reports, along with fl avors of orange peel, a mix of ginger, spice, warm vanilla, butterscotch, and coffee, with lingering layers of almond and toasted oak. The fi nish is of brown sugar. SRP: $250 per 750-ml. bottle URL: NOBLE VINES 515 ROSÉ Delicato Family Vineyards has added a rosé to its Noble Vines Collection. It is available nationally. Crafted with grapes grown in the valleys along the California Coast, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is a composition of grenache layered with syrah and other aromatic varietals. The fruit is harvested early and cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness, the company says. SRP: $14.99 per 750-ml. bottle URL: REDD'S WICKED STRAWBERRY KIWI Redd's has brought back its Wicked Hour series with Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi. The second fl avor in the series, Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi (8% ABV) is available nationally for a limited time only. Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi offers strawber- ry and kiwi fl avors that balance between sweet and tart. Its fruit-forward aroma is complement- ed by a smooth, moderate body, the company says, with mild carbonation. The drink comes in 24-ounce cans, 16-ounce cans and 12-packs of 10-ounce cans. URL: BD

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