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News Briefs for July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

•Georgia-based Blue Ridge Spirits & Wine Marketing has added Florida’s Big 5 Rum brand to its distribution portfolio. Distilled in St. Petersburg, Florida, Big 5 was inspired by the Big Five social clubs of 1950’s Havana, Cuba. The rum is made from Florida-sourced sugar cane molasses, which is then cut with pure distilled water at four separate points throughout distillation. The 40%-abv Big 5 Silver, the 40%-abv Big 5 Gold and the 35%-abv Big 5 Coconut are available in Florida, retailing at $20 a 750-ml. Blue Ridge plans to expand Big 5’s distribution footprint to more markets in 2018.

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