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News Briefs for April 26, 2016

April 26, 2017

•A bottle of Karuizawa 1960 52 year old, nicknamed “The Wanderer,” has broken the record for the most expensive standard-sized bottle of whisky sold at auction, wresting the title from the Yamazaki 50 year old. The record-breaking bid of $141,551/ HK$1.1million was set on April 2 by Poly Auction Hong Kong (with buyer’s premiums, the total was $166,793/HK$1,298,000). This represents a 29% increase over the previous record of $109,585/HK$850,000 set by Yamazaki 50 year old First Release last October. Whisky Advocate has more.

•Italian beer brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro has launched in cans for the first time in the U.S. Previously, Peroni was available solely in glass bottles. The brand’s new 11.2-ounce slim cans feature the Peroni label on a white background and will be available starting this spring. Peroni Nastro Azzurro is part of MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake craft and import division.

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