StateWays - March/April 2016

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StateWays n n March/April 2016 48 O N T H E S H E L F BLUE NECTAR FOUNDER'S BLEND AÑEJO TEQUILA Each batch of Founder's Blend Añejo Te- quila varies slightly in structure, with a focus on balancing agave and oak notes. The blends consist of añejo tequila, differing in age from one to two years, and a proportion of limited-production extra añejo, including fi ve-year-old extra añejo. The fi rst batch is available in select U.S. markets, and features añejo tequila aged two years and blended with limited-production three-and-a-half-year-old and fi ve- year-old extra añejo. The result is tequila with velvety buttered toffee, vanilla, smoke and oak notes with a medium dry fi nish, the company says. $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle BLUE NECTAR FOUNDER'S BLEND AÑEJO TEQUILA Each batch of Founder's Blend Añejo Te- LIQS FIRESHOT CINNAMON WHISKEY SHOT The pre-made cocktail brand LIQS has unveiled Fireshot. It combines cinnamon and vanilla with premium whiskey to create a cocktail in a shot glass that can be shot, sipped or poured over ice. Notes of cinnamon and vanilla combine to create a hint of French toast. $6.99 per three-pack. SMITHWORKS VODKA Smithworks Vodka is the result of a partnership between Pernod Ricard and country music superstar Blake Shelton. Made with corn from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and water from Lake Fort Smith, Smithworks is distilled three times and charcoal fi ltered for a smooth taste and clean fi nish. Smithworks is fi nished and bottled with in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and named after the team there. Currently available in select U.S. markets. $19.99 per 750-ml. bottle. QUINTA DE LA ROSA PORTS Portuguese winery Quinta De La Rosa has unveiled their port vintage lineup for the new year. Lote 601 Ruby Porto is blended in vats, where the wine has an average age of between 3-4 years old. It is not too sweet, and should be consumed within 2-3 years of bot- tling. The ABV is 19.8%. Tonel 12 Ten Year Tawny Porto is aged in 550-liter oak casks. Flavors include dried fruit, fi gs, honey and almonds, and a touch of mandarin on the fi nish. It should be consumed within 2-3 years of bottling. It has a 20% ABV. The 20 Year Old Tawny is an elegant port, the company says, with fl avors of dry fruits and liqueur. It is on the slightly dryer side. Hand-picked grapes are trodden foot in granite lagares. Aged in 550-liter oak casks. It has a 20% ABV. $19, $36, $44 per 750-ml. bottles, respectively PEYCHAUD'S APERITIVO Antoine Amedie Peychaud began producing his bitters in a New Orleans apothecary more than 150 years ago, eventually becoming the lead bartender of the Sazerac Coffeehouse, where he mixed simple cocktails with his bitters. Today, the Sazerac Company has an- nounced a new spirit "with Peychaud's belief in quality, simplicity and mixability in mind," the company says. Peychaud's Aperitivo is 22 proof and mixes with a wide variety of spirits and mixers. It has launched in New Or- leans and will be spreading to other markets in spring, 2016. $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL 2016: YEAR OF THE MONKEY Continuing the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Lu- nar New Year pack series, the company has launched Johnnie Walker Blue Label 2016: Year of the Monkey. This commemorative bottle is available now, in limited release, at retailers across the country. It is inspired by the culture of the Chinese Zodiac. The sign of the Zodiac Monkey represents "an explorer who shows that a fearless heart and agile tenacity can win the crown," the company says, adding that this is an embodiment of the spirit of Johnnie Walker. The whisky is 43% ABV. $258 per 750-ml. bottle.

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