News Briefs for September 17, 2019September 17, 2019
•Maker’s Mark RC6 Stave, Dewar’s 8-year-old Caribbean Smooth, and a new single malt Scotch from William Grant & Sons are among the new offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest whiskey roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.
•Patrón Tequila has introduced its oldest release to date: Extra Añejo 10 Años. The 10-year-old spirit was aged in a mix of American oak and American/Limousin oak barrels and is bottled at 40% abv. The release is packaged in a hand-blown glass bottle modeled after the original Patrón bottle. Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is rolling out now across the U.S. for a limited time at a suggested price of $350 a 750-ml. Last year, Bacardi-owned Patrón was up 3% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S., according Impact Databank.
•Edrington has announced the Macallan Edition No. 5, the single malt Scotch brand’s latest limited edition. The 48.5% abv whisky is a non-chill filtered blend assembled from ex-Bourbon barrels and hogsheads, all made from American oak. The Macallan Edition No. 5 is rolling out now throughout the U.S. and in select global markets for a suggested price of $120. Last year, Macallan was up 4.6% in the U.S. to 261,000 cases, according to Impact Databank.
•Los Angeles-based Taffer’s Mixologist has expanded into hard seltzer with Sparkling Craft Cocktails. The 5% abv seltzers contain 100 calories per serving, zero added sugar, and three grams of carbs. The initial launch consists of Cucumber Jalapeño, Pineapple Coconut, and Strawberry Basil flavors. Later this year, the brand will add Cherry Lime, California Lime, Grapefruit Moon, and Original, an elderflower-flavored release. Taffer’s Mixologist Sparkling Craft Cocktails are now available in California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas for a suggested price of $7 per 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.