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News Briefs for February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015

•Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers has extended its Redbreast Irish whiskey brand with a new, limited edition expression matured solely in ex-Oloroso Sherry butts. Produced at Irish Distillers’ Midleton Distillery, Redbreast Mano a Lámh marks the brand’s first all-Sherry matured offering, joining Redbreast’s core range of whiskies aged in a combination of American Bourbon and Spanish Oloroso butts. Redbreast Mano a Lámh will be limited to 2,000 bottles, priced at €65 ($74) each, and will be available exclusively to members of Midleton Distillery’s The Stillhouse club starting this month.

•Los Angeles-based OM Spirits has launched its new range of organic liqueurs in select U.S. markets. Produced in Michigan using a sugar cane vodka base, OM’s liqueur lineup includes Coconut Lychee, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Cranberry Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon Ginger expressions, as well as a fifth extension currently in the pipeline. The OM brand currently has distribution in Southern California, Las Vegas, Miami, New Jersey and Michigan, with a New York City launch set to follow in the spring. Established in 2010, OM Spirits is a joint venture between spirits branding and sales consultant Jason Monkarsh and spirits and bar consultant Natalie Bovis.

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