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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

•Atlanta’s ASW Distillery has added Duality Double Malt Whiskey to its year-round spirits lineup. Made from a mash of 50% malted rye and 50% malted barley, Duality is currently available throughout Georgia, retail priced at $44.99 a 750-ml. The label is also expected to launch in several new states early next year. Duality Double Malt Whiskey joins Resurgens Rye, Fiddler Unison Bourbon, Armour & Oak Apple Brandy and American Spirit Whiskey in ASW’s existing core portfolio.

•Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. plans to open Whiskey Ranch, a new distillery outside Fort Worth, Texas, on November 10. The new facility, which will have a capacity of 40 barrels a day, will feature a 45-foot copper column still, four deep-water wells, a visitors center, retail store and tasting rooms. Firestone & Robertson was founded in 2010 by Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson and has been operating from a nearby warehouse. Its first product, TX Whiskey ($35 a 750-ml.), was introduced a year ago and was quickly followed by TX Bourbon ($50). Both are made with Texas corn and wheat, as well as wild yeasts culled from local pecan trees. The original warehouse distillery will continue as a new-product laboratory for development of ryes and single malts as the portfolio expands.

•Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Distilling has expanded distribution into Washington D.C., Maryland and Delaware in a partnership with Maryland-based distributor Craft Wines & Spirits. Allegheny’s spirits products also will be available soon in New York through Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits subsidiary Lauber Imports. The distillery’s Maggie’s Farm rums and liqueurs have also been rebranded to coincide with the expanded distribution footprint. The company’s distribution territory also includes Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

•Delaware’s Dogfish Head has released a 12-bottle variety pack of IPAs for the holiday season. The sampler contains three bottles each of four different ales: Sixty One (6% abv), a blend of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Syrah grape must exclusive to the pack; 60 Minute IPA (6% abv); 90 Minute IPA (9% abv); and Indian Brown Dark IPA (7.2% abv). Dogfish Head is the 14th largest craft brewery in the U.S. according to the Brewers Association.

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