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News Briefs for March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

•Single malt Scotch brands Highland Park and Laphroaig each have new whiskies coming to market, Whisky Advocate reports. Available at specialty retailers, Highland Park’s newest release is the Ice Edition 17-year-old (53.9% abv). The global release is limited to 30,000 bottles and carries a suggested retail price of £190 ($268). Highland Park Ice Edition was aged predominantly in Bourbon casks. Laphroaig’s new entry is Lore, bottled from a selection of casks including Bourbon, first-fill Sherry butts and smaller quarter casks. It is bottled at 48% abv and will be available globally, hitting the U.S. in May at around $125.

•Boutique fine wine distributor Pioneer Wine Company, operating across Texas and Colorado, has named Glazer’s veteran Dawn Cook as state operations manager for Texas. Prior to joining Pioneer, Cook served in a variety of financial, operational and administrative roles with Glazer’s.

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