Spirits

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

Diageo Introduces Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast, a Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum

Stemming from last year's celebrated release of CAPTAIN MORGAN Cannon Blast, Captain Morgan is revolutionizing the shots category once again with this new pumpkin spiced rum. Jack-O'Blast represents fall in a shot glass, blending Caribbean rum with some of your favorite seasonal flavors – fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices – creating an insanely delicious shot.

Pernod Ricard Launches Kahlúa Chili Chocolate

The new, permanent addition to the Kahlúa portfolio delivers extraordinary flavor, spicing up everyday celebrations and social hang outs for the perfect twist on "the usual" and expected.

William Grant & Sons Introduces Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish

Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, created the Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish in collaboration with a local Speyside craft brewer who shares a passion for innovative flavors. The duo worked together to pioneer a new single malt Scotch whisky imbued with zesty citrus and tangy hops from the oak casks that had previously held a bold Speyside IPA custom brewed for Glenfiddich.

Ranger Creek Announces Collector’s Item Bourbon

.36 Texas Bourbon is Ranger Creek’s everyday straight bourbon and will be a year-round release starting in April of 2017. It was aged for a minimum of two years with a suggested retail price between $55-60. This collector’s item release in November will be a small run of the first 1,000 bottles.

Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery Release Black Butte Whiskey

Black Butte Whiskey was aged in new #4 char American oak barrels, and the resulting whiskey retains the malty, chocolatey notes of Black Butte Porter while gaining woody, earthy flavors from the oak. The body is full while the spirit drinks dry and clean.

Yellow Rose Distilling Launches New Packaging and Products

The new custom cylindrical shaped bottle embossed with the Yellow Rose logo stands slightly taller, in order to maximize visibility on liquor store shelves and back bars. A refined labeling strategy makes it easier to distinguish the different products in the Yellow Rose line-up, and prominently highlights the brand’s Texas roots.

Distiller’s Art Collection Joins Preiss Imports Portfolio

Produced by Hunter Laing & Co. Ltd., one of the most respected and trusted names in the Scotch whiskey industry, these single malts are chosen from rare bourbon and sherry casks, and bottled at the ideal maturation stage, unadulterated with caramel or chill-filtration, to showcase the character of a certain region or specific distillery.

GEM & BOLT Mezcal Expands Distribution to West Coast

GEM&BOLT Mezcal is bringing its “liquid spirit” to the West Coast. The innovative mezcal is led by beverage executives CEO Lisa Derman, partner Jody Levy and board member Ted Roman. The team’s experience and expertise are sure to catapult the unique spirit to fame as they enter a new market.

Clyde May’s Introduces New Straight Bourbon and Cask Strength Whiskey

The Straight Bourbon began national distribution in early September with a suggested retail price of $39.99, while the Cask Strength will hit shelves on October 1 and will retail for around $89.99. These two line extensions follow the brand’s first-ever line extension in October 2015 - a Special Reserve Whiskey for $59.99.

Luxco Announces New Distillery Name and Unveils Logo

The distillery is located in Nelson County on a 70-acre site off state highway KY-245, in the heart of the Bourbon Capital of the World. When completed, the distillery building will be approximately 18,000 square feet and the overall site will include six barrel warehouses, a tasting room, and event space, in addition to offering visitors a new stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Stillhouse Spirits Co. Announces Distribution Expansion

Beginning this month, the 100% clear corn American whiskey, in addition to current distribution in California, Indiana, and Ohio, will be newly available in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.