StateWays - January/February 2017

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StateWays | | January/February 2017 38 SHELF the 14 15 10 MOUNT GAY XO CASK STRENGTH To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbadian Independence, Mount Gay Distilleries released 3,000 bottles of XO Cask Strength, a limited edition of its spirit XO. This rum features a blend of spirits matured for eight to 15 years. Each bottle comes in a keepsake wooden box with a booklet that will take readers through the history of rum's inception in Barbados. A portion of the sales of every bottle sold will be donated to the Barbados Museum and Historical Society to support its efforts in conserving the history and culture of Barbados, the company says. 63% ABV. SRP: $185 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 11 WOODFORD RESERVE NEW PACKAGING Woodford Reserve has announced a package redesign for its family of brands. The redesign offers a clear differentiation between product expressions. Package changes include refreshed premium bottle structures, cork closures and new labels with high quality paper, copper foil and matte fi nishes. The most notable changes affect Wood- ford Reserve Double Oaked, which features a new shorter and wider glass structure with a heavy base. An offset wrap around label completes this new design, intended to distinguish this expression as an ultra-premium offering. URL: 12 TEELING 24-YEAR-OLD IRISH SINGLE MALT Teeling Whiskey has released a new bottling from its Vintage Reserve Collection: the Teeling 24-Year-Old Irish Single Malt. This whiskey was distilled in 1991 and double matured, fi rst in Bourbon casks, then in Sauterne wine casks. This small-batch bottling, limited to just 1,000 bottles, was bottled in decanters and comes with their own certif- icate of authenticity. It is bottled at 46% ABV with no chill fi ltration. SRP: $499.99 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 13 GEMMA DI LUNA MOSCATO Enovation Brands, Inc. has announced the introduction of Gemma di Luna Moscato to its product line-up. Gemma di Luna is a Italian sparkling wine made from Moscato grapes grown in Italy's Piemonte region. It "boasts a fuller effervescence than the gentle frizzante style typical of moscato for a fully sparkling or 'spumante' quality," the company says. Flavors include juicy grape notes and fresh fruit fl avors of nectarine, peach and apple balanced by acidity. 7.5% ABV. SRP: $16.99 per 750-ml. bottle. 14 CHOCOLATESIDECAR BEER, VALENTINE'S DAY CANDY GARNISHES The chocolate garnish brand ChocolateSideCar has announced new products for beer and for Valentine's Day. Chocolate Sidecar produces 1/3-oz. gourmet chocolate discs with notches so that they can sit on the rims of most glass or drink ware. Each piece is handmade using Belgian chocolate. They can be colorized with custom designs. New fl avors for 2017 include: Back Slappin'Jalapeno, Red Eye Espresso, Chunky Salty Caramel, Cardomon and Razzin' Raspberry Rose. Other fl avors and designs are available upon special request. SRP: $32.95 per 15-pieces/4.75 oz. box. URL: 15 BOWMORE 1961 50 YEAR OLD Bowmore has announced the U.S. arrival of the fi nal bottles of the Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old expression. These bottles are part of a global collection of just 200 bottles that have been issued over the last four years. The fi nal bottles will also be the fi rst of a six-part annual Bowmore 50 Year Old Collection Series. Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old, 40.7% ABV, has hints of black truffl es and tropical fruits that support the warm, smoky spirit, the company says. This comes in a bottle hand-blown, and is housed within a handmade cabinet crafted in Scottish Elmwood by master carpenter Peter Toaig. SRP: $23,000 per 750-ml. bottle. URL: 10 11 12 13

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