News Briefs for June 22, 2015June 22, 2015
•Patrón Spirits Co. has bolstered its Patrón Citrónge liqueur line with the launch of Citrónge Mango. Rolling out this month, the Mango version of the ultra-premium liqueur—made from Ataulfo mangos sourced from the Mexican states of Nayarit and Chiapas—will be available in 375-ml., 750-ml. and 1-liter formats, joining the brand’s existing Citrónge and Citrónge Lime expressions. The Citrónge line retails at around $23 a 750-ml. bottle.
•New York’s Castle Brands has acquired roughly 20% of Copperhead Distillery Co.—owner and operator of the Crestwood, Kentucky-based Kentucky Artisan Distillery—for an undisclosed sum. As part of the investment, Castle Brands plans to purchase land near the distillery and build a new tasting facility and 100,000-barrel warehouse for its Jefferson’s Bourbon whiskey brand. A small-batch whiskey range, the Jefferson’s lineup includes Bourbon, Rye, Reserve, Presidential Select, Ocean: Aged at Sea and Chef’s Collaboration expressions.
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