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Page 8 of 51 9 Cheers September 2014 • PRODUCTS Three Olives has introduced its latest fl avor, Jacked Apple. The new vodka com- bines the fl avors of ripe red apple and cinnamon spice, according to the company. Jacked Apple will be available in 750- ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter sizes. The vodka has a suggested retail price of $21 for a 750-ml. bottle. B.R. Cohn Winery has introduced its newest ultra-premium wine, the Gold Label cabernet sauvignon. The new wine blends fruit from the company's Olive Hill estate vineyard with lots from Napa Valley and Sonoma. The 2012 vintage has a suggested retail price of $40 per bottle. The latest expression of Crown Royal is the 75th Anniversary Monarch Blend, a limited-edition offering that celebrates the 1939 visit to North America of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (and founding of the brand). Master blender Andrew MacKay cre- ated the blend, which contains fl avors of vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, toffee and spices. The new 80-proof blend is available for a suggested retail price of $75 for a 750-ml. bottle. Patron Spirits has introduced Roca Patron, its fi rst line of tequilas produced entirely through the tahona process. Each of the new tequilas (Silver, Reposado and Anejo) is traditionally handcrafted at a specifi c proof, higher than the company's other tequilas, to create a unique balance of fl avors. Reposado is aged in bourbon barrels for fi ve months, and Anejo for 14 months. Silver is bottled at 90 proof, Reposado at 84 proof, and Anejo at 88 proof. The suggest- ed retail price for the new line of tequilas ranges from $69.99 to $89.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Independent Distillers USA has introduced On the Rocks, a new line of RTD cocktails featuring Margarita, Mojito, Hurricane and Cosmopolitan fl avors. The 28-proof product joins the company's Twisted Shotz, introduced in 2010. On the Rocks comes in a 1-liter bottle and has a suggested retail price of $9.99 to $11.99. Lucas Bols has launched its new Bols Watermelon Liqueur, joining the compa- ny's range of more than 30 liqueurs. Available in a 1-liter bottle, the new liqueur was originally launched in Europe in 2012 and is now available in the U.S. market. Slow-Aged Nicaraguan rum Flor de Cana has unveiled a new bottle and label design. The company's portfolio consists of light and dark rums including Extra Seco 4, Anejo Oro 4, Gran Reserve 7, and Centenario 12, 18 and 25. Flor de Cana has been distilled and handcraft- ed from estate-grown sugar cane by the same family in Nicarague since 1890.

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