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Big Bottom Distilling Releases Oregon Pear Brandy

Big Bottom Distilling, producer of award-winning Big Bottom Small Batch whiskey and gin, continues the expansion of its in-house distilled line of spirits with Oregon Pear Brandy, the first of the two fruit brandies set to release in 2015. The Oregon Pear Brandy is proofed at 80 and retails in Oregon at $44.95 for a 750 mL bottle.

Blackheart Rum Partners with Playboy on Limited-Edition Bottle

Blackheart Playboy Edition will be supported with advertising and promotion through Playboy’s leading platforms, including a full-page insertion in Playboy magazine, digital appearances on Playboy.com and Playboy social media, and key event activations such as a Halloween party at Playboy’s newest hotspot, Bar Fifty Three on the infamous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA.