Cheers Nov-Dec 2014

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PRODUCTS 16 • November / December 2014 DRINK CULTURE Cheers Freixenet is releasing a new line of Spanish wines, called Mia, made by winemaker Gloria Collell. The easy-to-drink wines, featuring noticeable fruit, are balanced with good acidity, according to the company. The line includes Mia White, Mia Rosé, Mia Red, Mia Moscato, Mia Pink Moscato. The wines are low in alcohol (7% for the moscatos) and are $9.99 to $10.99 suggested retail for a 750-ml. bottle. Heaven Hill has released a new seasonal liqueur for the 2014 holidays–Hpnotiq Sparkle. Infused with Champagne-like bubbles, the new effervescent liqueur is bottled at 12.5% ABV, slightly less than the 17% original Hpnotiq liqueur. Like its namesake, Sparkle has a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Patron Spirits has introduced a new chile chocolate liqueur in the company's Patron XO Café line, called Incendio. The new liqueur combines the flavor of Mexican arbol chile with Criollo chocolate. The 60-proof Incendio is produced in Jalisco, Mexico, at the Hacienda Patron distillery. Brown-Forman has introduced a new bour- bon celebrating founder George Garvin Brown's birthday. The 13th limited edition release, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon was created by Master Distiller Chris Morris from a single day of production and is vintage-dated. Bottled at 97 proof, the bourbon will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99. Van Gogh Imports has introduced TAP Rye Sherry Finished. The new TAP extension is an 8-year-old Canadian rye whisky blend- ed with Spanish Amontillado Sherry. With the launch, the brand has also introduced a Barrel-Aged cocktail program for on-premise accounts featuring branded oak barrels. TAP Rye Sherry Finished is available for a suggested retail price of $39.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Luxco has introduced new packaging for Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky. The whisky is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a return to its original embossed bottle and a new product label. The new square bottle will be available in 1.75 and 1-liter sizes. Luxco purchased the brand from Beam in 2012. William Grant & Sons has launched Ancho Reyes, an ancho chile liqueur inspired by a 1920s recipe. Created using Mexico's poblano chile (which becomes an ancho chile when dried in open air), the liqueur is 80 proof and available for a suggested retail price of $32.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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