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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

•Brooklyn craft distiller Widow Jane Distillery has announced a new 14-year-old whiskey, the first release in the company’s new Vaults collection. The 49.5% abv Bourbon is sourced from 20 barrels of Tennessee and Indiana whiskey aged at least 14 years before blending and finishing in American oak casks that were air-seasoned for eight years. Widow Jane The Vaults 2019 will be available in 18 markets, including California, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Arizona, Colorado, and New York, beginning in September for a suggested retail price of $150. A little more than 500 cases will be available in total.

•Beginning this month, Spokane, Washington-based Dry Fly Distilling will release a series of whiskies aged in collaboration with Pacific Northwest breweries. The Cask and Release Series works by aging the whiskies in Dry Fly barrels, then removing the liquid and loaning the barrels out to brewers to age their beer. Finally, the barrels are returned to Dry Fly and the whiskey is aged again in the beer-soaked barrels. The idea is similar to that of Jameson Caskmates, which also ages in beer barrels. Dry Fly’s Cask and Release offerings will be available in select markets for $50 a 750-ml.

•Crooked Hammock Brewery, part of La Vida Hospitality, has announced a new location in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, set to open in Spring 2020. The new facility—Crooked Hammock’s third overall and first outside of Delaware—will feature space for over 500 guests, while serving cookout-inspired foods and Crooked Hammock’s craft beers. The North Myrtle Beach location will will be located at Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village.

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