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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

•Craft distiller WhistlePig has released its first label featuring whiskey distilled, aged and bottled at its farm in Vermont. The new brand, called FarmStock, is comprised 20% of whiskey distilled from rye grown on the WhistlePig farm, and aged in Vermont oak barrels for 18 months to two years. Of the remainder, 49% is 5-year-old whiskey from Alberta Distillers, finished in WhistlePig Vermont oak barrels, while 31% is 12-year-old whiskey from MGP. The retail price is $89.99.

•Louisville, Kentucky’s Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has introduced Blue Sky Mining, a new limited release brandy. Matured in a Kentucky hogshead barrel, Blue Sky Mining is a 7-year-old pure Muscat brandy bottled at 100 proof. The new expression is limited to 600 bottles, available at the Copper & Kings distillery and select bars and retailers, priced at $40 a 375-ml. Copper & Kings, which has a footprint spanning 28 U.S. markets, also produces an American Craft Distilled Brandy ($35 a 750-ml.), Butchertown Brandy ($60), Un-Aged Apple Brandy ($30), Floodwall Apple Brandy ($45), Immature Brandy ($30) and Absinthe Blanche ($55).

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