Stateways May-June 2013

StateWays is the only magazine exclusively covering the control state system within the beverage alcohol industry, with annual updates from liquor control commissions and alcohol control boards and yearly fiscal reporting from control jurisdictions

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PRODUCTS & Malibu recently announced the addition of two new flavors to its 1.75-liter premixed cocktail pouches, and the release of 200 ml Malibu cocktail cans. The 5% ABV cans come in three flavors: pineapple, cranberry and cola. The new cocktail pouches are Blue Hawaiian and Pina Colada Light (75 calories per serving). Bailey's Original Irish Cream (and its four flavored expressions) has introduced a newly designed bottle, meant to appeal to female consumers by transforming it into a more elegant presentation. The new bottle is taller, with lifted shoulders, and a new look to the label, with fresh typography. The new bottle also aligns with the brand's worldwide marketing campaign, which "appeals to the spirit of modern womanhood," the company says. Heaven Hill Distilleries recently launched Cinerator Hot Cinnamon flavored whiskey. With a red label ablaze with flames, the 91.1proof liqueur is available for a suggested retail price of $14.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Alize has introduced two line extensions to its Alize Coco brand – Pineapple and Peach. The new flavors infuse French spirits and passion fruit with the individual fruit flavors. The new 40-proof Alize Coco flavors are available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750 ml. bottle. Pernod Ricard USA announced the introduction of Pike Creek Small Batch Whisky. Aged in American oak bourbon barrels and finished in port barrels, the Canadian whisky has a nose of sweet dried fruits with an underlying peppery 60 PACKAGING spice and subtle toffee note, according to the company. The 80-proof Pike Creek is available for a suggested retail price of $31.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Little Black Dress Wines has added two new blends to its portfolio of wines targeted at female consumers: Divalicious Red and Divalicious White. The red is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, carignan and petite sirah, with small amounts of zinfandel, tannat, mourvedre, garnacha and malbec. The wine features ripe berry and black cherry tastes. The white is a blend of pinot grigio and moscato, with small amounts of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. It is highlighted by a refreshing sweetness and crisp acidity. Crisp and refreshing, with a delightful dash of sweetness. Both wines have a suggested retail price of $11. Columbia Crest recently introduced new packaging for its Grand Estates tier. The Washington State wines hope to create more brand awareness and consumer trial with the new look. The crest-shaped front label highlights greys and browns with a new logo featuring a classic typeface. The red wines will be encapsulated in platinum foil, and sterling capsules will top off the white wines. The Grand Estates portfolio includes cabernet sauvignon, merlot, a red blend, syrah, chardonnay and pinot gris. The winery will introduce an unoaked chardonnay in August. All wines are available nationally for a suggested retail price of $12 per bottle. Cruzan Rum has launched two new flavors: Cruzan Key Lime, with a strong citrus flavor and floral honey notes, and Cruzan Passion Fruit, with an upfront passion fruit tastes and.notes of peach. Both expressions use natural flavors and cane sugar, the company says. Suggested retail prices for both are $14.99 per 750 ml bottle StateWays I I May/June 2013

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