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News Briefs for October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

•William Grant & Sons’ Tullamore Dew is launching its Cider Cask fall seasonal in the U.S. Previously available in Ireland and at travel retail outlets, Tullamore Dew Cider Cask is finished in hard apple cider barrels for three months. The 40%-abv entry, which features notes of sweet cider and toasted oak, is limited to 1,000 cases in the U.S. this year and retail priced at $39.99 a 1-liter. Tullamore Dew rose more than 16% to 215,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

•Latitude Beverage is rolling out a new Reserve Pinot Noir under its Iron Side Cellars brand. Retailing at $25 a 750-ml., Iron Side’s new Pinot is sourced from Monterey and joins the brand’s existing Reserve Red, which is composed of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel and retails at $30 a bottle. The 2016 vintage of both wines is launching now across 15 states. Latitude is also known for its 90+ Cellars, Lila, Magic Door and Mija Sangria brands.

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