News Briefs for February 25, 2016February 25, 2016
•Trinidad’s House of Angostura is releasing No. 1 Once Used French Oak, a new limited edition within its Cask Collection series of rums aged in specialty casks. The 40%-abv offering is a 16-year-old blend, aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks and then finished for an additional six years in French oak casks previously used for aging Cognac. 15,030 bottles of Angostura No. 1 Once Used French Oak are being released worldwide, with the bottling retailing at $95-$100 in the U.S.
•New York-based wine and spirits importer Simone International is rolling out a new Cognac range under the Pierre Patou brand. Pierre Patou Cognac is initially debuting in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Maryland. The brand includes four 40%-abv entries—a VS ($24.99), VSOP ($29.99), XO ($49.99) and XO Black ($59.99).Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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