News Briefs for July 16, 2018July 17, 2018
•Beam Suntory-owned Basil Hayden’s has launched Two By Two Rye, a new limited edition expression.Made by blending 5- and 7-year-old Kentucky straight rye with 6- and 13-year-old Kentucky straight Bourbon, Two By Two Rye clocks in at 80-proof and is currently available nationwide for a retail price of $45 a 750-ml. The new whiskey joins Rye, Dark Rye, and a flagship Bourbon in the Basil Hayden’s portfolio, which saw growth of 29% in 2017 to 181,000 cases, according to Impact Databank.
•BevMo is launching one-hour delivery in the San Francisco market. The new service, which will be offered seven days a week, will come with a flat fee of $11.95. Customers can order through BevMo’s “Deliver it to me” selection on its website, and receive delivery within one hour. The move comes following BevMo’s launch of free curbside pickup at its Van Ness Avenue store in San Francisco in April. The chain says it may expand the curbside pickup option to more locations looking ahead. BevMo has nearly 170 stores throughout California, Arizona, and Washington.
•Grounded Wine Co. has added a new rosé to its lineup. Retailing at around $20 a 750-ml., Space Age Rosé is a 100% Grenache offering sourced from Paso Robles, California. Space Age will be available at select liquor stores throughout the U.S., as well as online. Led by winemaker Josh Phelps, Grounded Wine Co. also produces Collusion ($22), a red blend from Washington state, and California-sourced red blend Steady State ($65).
•Tempus Fugit Spirits, part of the Hotaling & Co. portfolio, has launched Créme de Banane, a new liqueur. Based on 19th century expressions of Créme de Banane, the new Tempus Fugit extension is at 26% abv and retails at $41 a 750-ml. The Tempus Fugit lineup is focused on absinthe and 100%-natural cocktail modifiers such as crèmes, bitters, and liqueurs.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.