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News Briefs for October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

•Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits’ Redemption Whiskey has released a limited edition range of barrel proof offerings. Aged between nine to 10 years in charred new oak barrels, the Redemption Aged Barrel Proof collection features three expressions: a Bourbon made with 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley; a Straight Rye made with 95% rye and 5% malted barley; and a High Rye Bourbon made with 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley. The trio will be available in select markets starting this month, retailing $100 a 750-ml. The Barrel Proof lineup joins Redemption’s existing Rye, High Rye Bourbon, Bourbon and limited edition Wheated Bourbon labels.

•Rémy Cointreau has named Marc Hériard Dubreuil chairman of its board of directors. He replaces François Hériard Dubreuil, who has been appointed vice chairman. Marc Hériard Dubreuil has served as chief executive officer of Rémy Cointreau holding company Andromède since 1984, and has also previously held a variety of leadership roles within the company, including that of chairman of Rémy Martin and Rémy & Associés and chief executive officer of Rémy Cointreau.

•Bacardi Ltd.’s Cazadores Tequila has collaborated with Mexican-American tattoo artist Mister Cartoon on a new limited edition bottle for its Blanco ($21.99 a 750-ml.) expression, currently available nationwide. Designed with ancient Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos in mind, the special bottle features black, white and gray illustrations of a skull, a rose and a woman, all completed in Mister Cartoon’s signature fine-point style. The launch was accompanied by a set of skull bandanas, also created by Mister Cartoon; 100% of the bandanas’ sales will aid disaster relief in Mexico. Cazadores ($25-$40) rose 9% to 300,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

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