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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020

•Brooklyn-based Kings County Distillery is launching a 7-Year Single Barrel Bourbon. Distilled in July 2013 and bottled at 107 proof, this barrel was reduced by a 34% angel’s share and was matured in the “greenhouse-like upstairs aging room” in the company’s Brooklyn Navy Yard distillery. This release will be sold only at the distillery, but future offerings from Kings County’s Single Barrel series will be distributed to key accounts in New York and beyond. The company’s spirits are distributed to 22 states and sell online to 40 states.

•Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues has debuted a new mixed 12-pack for its Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water. The pack features four new flavors—Fruity Sangria, Mango Mai Tai, Habanero Piña Colada, and Bitter Citrus Spritz—all inspired by mixology. Each 12-ounce can comes in at 5% abv and 100 calories, with one gram of carbs. The new releases join Original Wild Basin mixed pack, Berry mixed pack, and 6-packs of the brand’s Black Raspberry seltzer in the Wild Basin portfolio. Oskar Blues is part of the Canarchy collective of brewers.

•Rumson, New Jersey-based Penelope Bourbon has launched Rosé Cask Finish, a new limited edition. The 47% abv whiskey is blended from three different mashbills using four grains before finishing in barrels previously used to mature French rosé made from Grenache grapes. Penelope Rosé Cask Finish joins a Straight Bourbon whiskey and a barrel proof offering in the brand’s portfolio. Penelope sources its whiskies from Lawrenceburg, Indiana’s MGP Ingredients. Only 2,400 bottles of the new whiskey will be released and it will retail for around $65 a 750-ml.

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