Cheers Nov-Dec 2014

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Page 14 of 63 15 November / December 2014 • Patron Spirits has launched the fi rst brand extension in its Citronge liqueur line, Patron Citronge Lime. The ultra-premi- um liqueur is made using Persian limes cultivated in Mexico, and is 70 proof. The cork-fi nished bottle is available in 750-ml. and 1-liter sizes, like the original Patron Citronge Orange. Smirnoff has launched a line of premixed shot mixes called Smirnoff Sours. Released with fl avors including Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch, Smirnoff Sours are sold in neon bottles that glow in the dark under black light. The three fl avors are available for a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Guinness Blonde American Lager is now available from the makers of Guinness Stout. The new beer is made in Latrobe, PA, using American hops and Guinness' 125-year-old yeast. It is the fi rst release in the Guinness Discovery Series, a new concept showcasing a range of "fusion brew" options. Guinness Blonde is 5% ABV and available for a suggested retail price of $8.99 for a 6-pack of 12-oz.bottles. Tensley Wines and TGIC Global Fine Wine Company have announced Tenshen, a new red Rhone varietal blend from the Santa Barbara County AVA. The 2013 wine exhibits dark fruit accented by spice, according to the company. Tenshen is available for a suggested retail price of $25 per bottle. Campari America has released American Honey Sting, a new ghost pepper bourbon liqueur under the Wild Turkey brand. Intended to be served as a chilled shot, the limited-edition liqueur combines Kentucky bourbon whiskey and pure honey with one of the world's hottest chili peppers, the company says. The 71-proof American Honey Sting has a suggested retail price of $22.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Yaguara Cachaca is now available in a bright-blue stained glass bottle designed by artist Brian Clarke. The 83-proof Brazilian blended white cachaca is organic and gluten-free. Yaguara is available for a suggested retail price of $44.95 for a 750-ml. bottle. M.S. Walker has added a new expression to its Grand Macnish Scotch whisky collection. Grand Macnish Black Edition combines peat smoke, sweet honeyed oak and a smooth, length fi nish, according to the company. The blended Scotch is available in a 6-pinch, 750-ml. bottle for a suggested retail price of $29.99. West Cork Irish Whiskey was recently introduced by M.S. Walker, available in Original Classic Blend and 10-year Single Malt. Both bottled at 80 proof, the blend is aged in Bourbon casks, while the single malt is non-chill fi ltered and aged in fi rst-fi ll, fl ame charred bourbon barrels. The new West Cork whiskeys are available for $26.99 and $39.99 for 750-ml. bottles. PRODUCTS

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