News Briefs for May 6, 2021May 6, 2021
•Taylor Fladgate has launched 1896 Single Harvest Tawny Port, the third 19th century release from the Port house. The 125-year-old wine is bottled in a Scottish crystal decanter, which is housed in a cherrywood case with a certificate of authenticity. The 1896 Single Harvest Tawny Port will be available through specialty retailers for a suggested price of $5,500 per bottle; only 1,700 bottles will be released globally.
•Heaven Hill is releasing Square 6 Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The new brand was produced at the distillery within the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville and its name is a reference to the original plot of land where Williams built Kentucky’s first commercial distillery in 1783. The first Square 6 expression is High Rye Bourbon with a mashbill of 52% corn, 35% rye, and 13% malted barley. It was distilled one barrel per day in the distillery’s copper pot still, aged five years, and bottled at 95 proof. Square 6 is a limited release, available at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and at select Kentucky retailers for $90 a 750-ml.
•Chilean wine brand Misiones de Rengo is now available in the U.S. Its parent company VSPT Wine Group has signed an agreement with Tampa, Florida-based Terroir Connections to import three collections from Misiones de Rengo with a fourth to be introduced later this year. The three ranges currently available in Florida and Texas are Black ($18 a 750-ml.), Cuvée ($15), and Varietal ($7-$8); the Reserva range is forthcoming. VSPT’s stable of wine brands includes Altair, Sideral, Leyda, and Cabo de Hornos from Chile, as well as La Celia and Graffigna from Argentina.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.