View Full Version : any word on any new malternatives?
12-21-2004, 07:49 PM
any new ones coming out anyone know of?
or will it just be the current ones that are selling and some flavor extensions?
01-02-2005, 10:04 AM
i think this category is spent. there will be the occasional flavor extension, i could see one more from mike's as it will replace it's Light within the year (just my guess)
smirnoff twisted v is discontinuing the cranberry flavor in favor of the blackberry and watermelon that are coming out.
skyy blue doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, unfortunately.
zima's three flavors are doing well for themselves as well, considering the past sales of the former formulations.
i don't see any room to improve upon the malternative segment, and i think it'll probably start waning away.
01-02-2005, 01:31 PM
I live in Oregon and the OLCC "Oregon Liquor Control Commission" has made a new law where Liquor based Malts may not be on the shelf any longer. They have to reformulate the malternatives now just for the state of Oregon as wine based.
So Oregon will have there gross and special malternatives now. I hate the OLCC!
[ 01-02-2005, 01:42 PM: Message edited by: EnergyKing ]
01-02-2005, 02:20 PM
01-03-2005, 02:11 AM
do you mean the smirnoff ices of the world? because those have no liquor in them. or those tarantula thingies that do have some liquor in them...
01-10-2005, 12:40 AM
smirnoff twisted black cherry and watermelon are out.
mike's hard lemonade is coming out with a berry flavor in march. it will be purple.
smirnoff ice low carb and mike's light are really dyin'.
01-10-2005, 05:59 PM
smirnoff ice low-carb?
the only smirnoff i know of are:
smirnoff ice triple black
smirnoff twisted's multiple flavors
you mean skyy sport or bacardi silver low-carb?
01-11-2005, 09:50 AM
smirnoff triple black
smirnoff ice low-carb
smirnoff twisted raspberry
smirnoff twisted green apple
smirnoff twisted mandarin orange
smirnoff twisted black cherry
smirnoff twisted watermelon
*smirnoff twisted cranberry - discontinued
we also have smirnoff twisted party packs, which are 12pks with green apple, raspberry, mandarin orange and cranberry in them.
also, we have smirnoff ice, triple black, twisted green apple and raspberry in 24oz bottles.
01-11-2005, 11:42 AM
hmm thats weird, smirnoff ice low-carb i've never seen, its not available in chicago.. i havent even heard about it on the internet anywhere, is it brand new?
will it be getting a national rollout? I really like smirnoff ice/triple black, would love to try it.
will pickup a 6pack of watermelon soon to give a tr,y seems like it could be interesting.. i picked up one of those party packs right when it came out to have a variety for my GF and for whenever I had people over and they went quickly, people seemed to like them, but i havent really had any of the smrinoff twisteds..
01-11-2005, 11:47 AM
hmm, i searched on the internet but couldnt find muhc info, but did find a little.. is it called "smirnoff ice ultra 1", and its 1 gram of carbs?
i wish they had this around here, but i think its just rolling out, no? one of the few places that mentioned it, it was mentioned this week...
01-12-2005, 10:08 AM
no, it's just called smirnoff ice low carb
i didn't know that it isn't national. it's a pig saleswise but it does taste exactly like smirnoff ice. i suppose i could pick up a few cases for oyu if you want
01-12-2005, 12:19 PM
did it launch a while ago?
the only thing i could find on the internet was "smirnoff ice ultra 1"... they dont mention it in any press release or anything anywhere..
maybe its a test run in a select market or two?
01-12-2005, 08:14 PM
also run, do you know where it is available? if i am in an area that it is ill try to get some.. i'd ask you to pick some up for me but i dont have the money for that now and shipping is a bitch on it, but thank you much for the offer!
i managed to find some smirnoff ice triple black 24oz cans today, had never seen them before and they are obviously very old, no?
01-12-2005, 08:14 PM
oh one more thing, whats the story with the party pack, do you know? will they redo it with the new flavors/light? 2 of each? or will the party pack just die out now, discontinued?
01-13-2005, 05:30 PM
oh yeah, that was a one time deal, and quite the failure (the 24oz cans).
i don't know what's going to happen to the party pack. we haven't gotten in any new ones. as you may realize, 12 is a tough number to accurately divide by five. plus the things are hand packed, so that's another thing.
01-13-2005, 07:02 PM
so the party pack is done for probably?
i know the bacardi silver sampler pack which was hard to find , is now even harder to find, and one guy told me they dont expect anymore..
thats unfortunate, the sampler packs are great for parties wahen you dont know what the girls/people might want..
01-13-2005, 11:12 PM
ah, they were duds. 12pks that were selling for 16.99? not a chance
01-13-2005, 11:22 PM
really? around here the party packs go for $10.99 to 12.99, so its about the same price as being two six packs if not a buck or two cheaper.
could you ask anyone that might know if smirnoff ice low-carb is going to go national?
also, i really appreciate this malternative information you post here! if you ever get any word of any new flavors or brands or anything, please post it!
any word on whats next to get cancelled? any decision on bacardi silver/limon to go?
01-14-2005, 11:10 PM
btw, also ran across some skyy sport today.. **** had dust all over it, thats been cancelled for a while no?
01-15-2005, 09:07 AM
yeah, it has been. last production of it was in early 2003