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News Briefs for February 4, 2020

February 4, 2020

•Winebow has extended its distribution of Paul Hobbs Wines to California. Paul Hobbs’ holdings include an eponymous winery and Crossbarn Winery in California, as well as Hillick & Hobbs in New York State’s Finger Lakes region. He also runs Paul Hobbs Selections, importing from Argentina, France, Armenia, and Spain. Winebow will distribute the portfolios of both Hobbs’ domestic wines and his imports to the Golden State. With the addition of California, Winebow now distributes Paul Hobbs Wines in 11 markets, including Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

•Glenmorangie is launching The Cadboll Estate, billed as the single malt label’s first “single estate” whisky. Aged for 15 years in first-fill American white oak Bourbon casks, the new offering was made with barley grown on the Glenmorangie Cadboll Estate in the Scottish Highlands, chill-filtered, and bottled at 43% abv. Retailing at $85 a 750-ml., it’s debuting across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico beginning March 1.

•Conecuh Brands is bringing J.&J. McConnell’s Irish Whisky back to life 60 years after the original distillery folded. Conecuh says the brand—which spells “whisky” without an “e” in a nod to the original product—was at its peak in pre-Prohibition America and is returning to the U.S. after a 90-year absence. The new release is distilled at Great Northern Distillery and aged for five years in American oak before bottling at 42% abv. The brand will continue to be produced by Great Northern until Conecuh’s new Belfast distillery is completed. McConnell’s Irish Whisky retails for a suggested price of $33 a 750-ml. Conecuh’s portfolio also includes Clyde May’s whiskey and Prospero Tequila.

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