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News Briefs for June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

•The Winebow Group is adding a new Cognac, Bache-Gabrielsen, to its import portfolio. Among Bache-Gabrielsen’s lineup is a new offering exclusive to the U.S. market, American Oak ($40), which is said to be the first Cognac to be aged in American oak barrels. Matured in Tennessee oak barrels for at least six months, the new entry is launching nationwide, alongside Bache-Gabrielsen’s VSOP and XO from their Natur & Eleganse range. Additional Bache-Gabrielsen SKUs will join the U.S. offering in the coming months.

•Hemingway Rum Company has extended its Papa’s Pilar brand with a pair of limited edition barrel-aged dark rums. Launching this month, the Papa’s Pilar Custom Barreled Dark Rum duo is solera-aged in Bourbon, Port and Sherry casks before being finished in Bourbon barrels for an additional 90 days or 120 days. Both the 90- and 120-day expressions are available on- and off-premise in select U.S. markets, retailing at around $40 a 750-ml. They join existing Blonde ($30) and Dark ($40) entries in the Papa’s Pilar portfolio.

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