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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016

•Oregon’s Hood River Distillers has augmented its Pendleton Canadian whisky brand with the launch of Director’s Reserve, a new 20-year-old offering. Aged in American oak barrels, Director’s Reserve will be available in select markets starting this month, retailing at around $125 a 750-ml. The upscale expression joins the core Pendleton Whisky, as well as Pendleton Midnight and Pendleton 1910 Rye, in the portfolio.

•Louisville, Kentucky-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Company is rolling out Floodwall, its second aged apple brandy. Named after the city’s floodwall on the Ohio River, the apple brandy was aged in Bourbon barrels and 250-liter Spanish Oloroso sherry casks for a minimum of four years and is non-chill-filtered. Floodwall (50% abv) is retailing at about $40 a 750-ml. throughout Copper & Kings’ 27-state distribution footprint. The company is also updating the packaging for its Un-Aged Apple Brandy expression this fall that includes a new label and embossed bottle.

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