StateWays - July/August 2015

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49 StateWays n n July/August 2015 SUTTER HOME SANGRIA Sutter Home Family Vineyards has an- nounced the nation- wide launch of its newest release, a Cal- ifornia-style Sangria. This Sangria brings together the flavors of fresh oranges, berries, lemons and limes with a fruity California wine. Sutter Home Sangria is inspired by traditional Spanish Sangria, but this wine has a Califor- nia style: it's lighter and juicier, the company says, with subtle hints of citrus and spice. The Sutter Home San- gria is made from 100% premium California red wine and is available for a suggested retail price is $5.99 for the 750ml bottle and $5.99 for a single-serve 4-pack. THATCHERS GREEN GOBLIN CIDER English cider maker Thatchers is re-launching its Green Goblin Cider to the U.S. market in a new 330-ml bottle, in partnership with Innis & Gunn USA, Inc., seven months after Thatchers entrusted the craft brewer's US business with its flagship brand, Thatchers Gold. Green Goblin Cider is 5% ABV, and crafted at Thatchers farm in England. It is available in single 500-ml bottles at $3.99, and $8.99 for a four-pack of 330-ml bottles. BLADE AND BOW BOURBON Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, DIAGEO's newest brand within its American Whiskey portfolio, pays homage to the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey derives its inspiration from the Five Keys symbol that can be found throughout the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. They repre- sent the five steps of crafting bourbon – grains, yeast, fermen- tation, distillation and aging. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (750 mL), while Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Limited Re- lease Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will carry a suggested retail price of $149.99 (750 mL). BACARDI GRAN RESERVA MAESTRO DE RON Bacardi has introduced Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, a new super-premium mixing rum. Paying tribute to its rich history and heritage, Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron is named after the Maestros de Ron (Master Blenders) that have safeguarded the secrets of the family's rum-making process for more than 150 years. Inspired by the pursuit of creating the ultimate white mixing rum, Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron is crafted and double-aged using white oak casks that impart soft notes of oak. VOLI VODKA 80 PROOF Voli's 80 proof is produced in Cognac, France, five- times distilled, non-chill filtered and made of Beauce Wheat and natural spring water from the remote village of Gensac. Voli 80 proof is avail- able in 750ML and 1 L bottles with a suggested retail price of $24.99 and $29.99, respectively. NEW FROM BUFFALO TRACE Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced its newest French oak experiment, creating two different barrel types, one made entirely of French oak, and another using French oak heads but American white oak staves. The barrel staves were air-dried for six months and the barrels were charred for 55 sec- onds. Both of these experimental barrels were filled with the same bourbon recipe, known as Buffalo Trace Rye Bourbon Mash #1. After 10 years of aging, these two bourbons have been bottled as part of Buffalo Trace Distillery's Experimental Collection, and referred to as 100% French Oak Barrel Aged Bourbon and French Oak Barrel Head Aged Bourbon. These barrels are part of more than 3,000 experimental barrels of whiskey aging in the warehous- es of Buffalo Trace Distillery. These whiskeys retail for approximately $46.35 each and are both 90 proof. PINNACLE RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT Pinnacle Vodka has an- nounced its latest flavor: Ruby Red Grapefruit. With the taste of fresh grapefruit and a smooth, tart finish, Ruby Red Grapefruit delivers a tangy flavor profile ideal for summer cocktails and cookouts. Pinnacle Ruby Red Grapefruit is a 70-proof, five-times distilled vodka, and is now available nationwide at $12.99 for a 750ml bottle. O N T H E S H E L F

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