News from the spirits, craft spirits, and beverage alcohol categories.

The Baltimore Whiskey Co. Opens Bottle Reservations for Barrel #001 of Rye Whiskey

"We are extremely excited,” said Max Lents, owner. “It’s the first barrel of rye whiskey distilled in Baltimore since distilling left the city decades ago, and it's something that can never happen again. It would be a shame to blend the first barrel of Baltimore distilled rye, so we're releasing it in a limited, single barrel format.”

Republic Tequila Releases Limited Edition Extra Añejo

Aged for over three years in eight carefully selected charred oak bourbon barrels, Republic Tequila Extra Añejo will be the fourth product in the Republic Tequila family, and the crown jewel of the brand.

The Pogues Irish Whiskey Now Available in U.S.

The eponymous Irish whiskey from The Pogues, whose Celtic take on punk took rock by storm in the '80s, is now available to band fans and finer whiskey lovers alike in the U.S., after rolling out in the U.K. last fall.

Barton 1792 Distillery Releases Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon

All of the bourbon used in this bottling was distilled and aged at the historic Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown before being selected and tasted for its exceptional quality. The bottling took place on a small hand bottling line that only allows one barrel to be processed at a time.

A. Hardy USA Announces U.S. Launch of Vizcaya Black Rum

Crafted in small batches in the Dominican Republic using the traditional Guarapa method, Vizcaya Black Rum features pressed sugar cane juices as the primary ingredient, not molasses that is used for producing lower quality rums.

Latitude Beverage Company Announces National Launch of Mija Sangria

After selling out of 18,200 cases in its first six months across just a dozen states last year, Latitude Beverage Company expects to sell more than 50,000 cases of Mija Sangria this summer through widespread distribution expansion due to popular demand.