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News Briefs for February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

•Aventura, Florida-based 1821 Fine Wine & Spirits has added Argentine winery Proemio to its U.S. distribution portfolio. Proemio’s wines are priced from $15-$50 and cover single varietal wines like Malbec, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon (available in the company’s Origins and Reserve tiers); the winery also produces a red blend ($16) and the Icon and Gran Reserva blends ($50 and $40, respectively), among other wines. 1821 Fine Wine & Spirits is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Zonin, the Italian wine company with brands from Italy, Chile, and California, among other wine-producing countries.

•Brown-Forman’s the Benriach has launched a new series of luxury-priced Scotch whiskies. First up is the Benriach 21-year-old, a 46% abv whisky matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon, Sherry, new oak, and red wine casks that retails for $200. The company has also launched a 25-year-old whisky aged in Bourbon, Sherry, new oak, and Madeira casks ($360); and a 30-year-old whisky that retails for $740 and matured in Bourbon, Sherry, new oak, and Port casks. The new whiskies are rolling out now in limited quantities.

•Casa Komos Beverage Group has announced Tequila Komos Reposado Rosa, the latest agave spirit in the brand’s portfolio. The Tequila is aged in once-used red wine barrels that impart a rosé color to the spirit, which is packaged in porcelain bottles. Reposado Rosa will launch in May. Casa Komos Beverage Group was founded in 2019 by drinks industry veteran Richard Betts and Joe Marchese, and currently markets the Superbird RTD and Komos Tequila brands.

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