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News Briefs for May 6, 2021

May 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.

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