Cheers - November 2015

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Page 9 of 51 10 • November/December 2015 DRINK CULTURE Oliver Winery has announced the release of the new sparkling-style wines Bubblecraft Red and Bubblecraft White. Bubblecraft Red is a bubbly, sweet Concord wine, the company says, with ruby color and a bright finish. Bubblecraft White has a flo- ral nose and hint of Niagara grape on the tongue, the company says. Both wines have an ABV of 11% and will retail for $10.99. PRODUCTS Red Dawn is a new Russian Imperial Stout by Newport Storm Brewery. Available in 4-packs for a suggested retail price of $9.99, Red Dawn has an extreme roast profile, the company says, with ample amounts of Canada Pale and Castle Special B Malt. Flaked barley and oats were also added for balance in this 9%-ABV beer. Buffalo Trace Distillery has released two Old Fashioned Sour Mash whiskeys as part of its experimental program. In this old-fashioned recipe, the mash was allowed "to sour" before yeast was added to start the fermentation process. After the sour mash was distilled, it went into barrels at two different entry proofs, 105 and 125, and aged for 13 years. These whiskeys retail for about $46.35 each in 750-ml. bottles. Jose Cuervo has unveiled two limit- ed edition tequila bottlings of Especial and Reserva de la Familia, called Jose Cuervo The Rolling Stones Tour Picks. The bottles celebrate the role that Jose Cuervo played in fueling The Rolling Stones 1972 North American tour, the company says. The Special Edition Rolling Stones Jose Cuervo Especial is the Cuervo family's blue agave recipe bottled at 81 proof, at a suggested retail price of $16.99 per 750-ml. bottle. The Ultra Premium Rolling Stones Reserva de la Familia Collectors Edition is the private Extra Añejo tequila reserve of the Cuervo Family, at a suggested retail price of $149.99 per 750-ml. bottle. The Jack Daniel Distillery has announced Jack Daniel's Sinatra Century, a release to celebrate the singer's Centennial. Sinatra Century is 100 proof, available only in 100 bottles. The whiskey ages in specially hand-picked "Sinatra barrels." The Jack Daniel's Sinatra Century set will include previously unreleased Sinatra tracks, entitled "Sinatra Live at the Sands in 1966." The suggested retail price is approximately $499.99 per one-liter bottle. NB Gin from Scotland has partnered exclusively with Duggan's Distillers to import the spirit into the U.S. Among other accolades, NB Gin won the "World's Best London Dry Gin" category at the World Drinks Awards 2015, the company says. The gin's suggested retail price will range from $49.99 to $55.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Champagne Bruno Paillard has unveiled new packaging for its core multi-vintage portfolio, including new labels designed to highlight the origins of the maison and create a stronger brand identity, the company says. Champagne Bruno Paillard has also bottled its Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs multi-vin- tage in clear glass for the first time, representing a radical departure from the former traditional green bottle.

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