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News Briefs for August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021

•Código 1530 has announced a new, ultra-aged, luxury Tequila. The 13-year-old spirit is bottled at 40% abv with part of its extended maturation taking place in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, which, according to co-founder and co-CEO Ron Snyder, have very dense grain, allowing the Tequila to slowly soak in flavors from the wood. Before bottling, the Tequila finishes for six months in Cognac casks to impart another level of flavor. Código 1530 13-year-old will be limited to 350 bottles, with each retailing for a suggested price of $3,300. It’s available through the brand’s website and in select high-end retailers.

•Basil Hayden Toast, Old Fitzgerald 11 year old Bottled in Bond, and newcomers from J. Rieger and Glenallachie are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details. 

•The Dalmore has announced The Dalmore Decades, a new collection of rare Scotch whiskies drawn from the company’s collection of ultra-aged spirits. Three sets of whiskies—Nos. 4, 5, and 6—will be released in very limited quantities, with No. 4 selling for £100,000 ($138,825.50) and No. 5 for £200,000 ($277,651). The No. 4 Collection features four whiskies from 1979 onward and the No. 5 Collection is made up of five whiskies from 1967 and later. The Dalmore Decades No. 6 Collection is the rarest of the three, featuring six bottles from 1951 to 2000, that will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s Hong Kong beginning in October.

•Nashville, Tennessee’s Brown Water Spirits has launched O.H. Ingram River Aged Flagship Bourbon Whiskey, the third release in the brand family. The 50% abv whiskey is available in select locations in Tennessee and Kentucky and is the inaugural release in a new annual series. Later this year, the company plans to launch a wheated Bourbon as the fourth release in the O.H. Ingram family. All of the brand’s whiskies are matured in a floating rickhouse on the Mississippi River.

•Infinium Spirits has launched its Templeton Rye whiskey brand in China. Templeton will be handled by ChinaBev LLC, whose portfolio also includes brands from SPI, Sazerac, Matusalem, Henkell Freixenet, Quintessential, and Castle Brands, among others. With entry into China, Templeton is now present in 60 international markets. The brand had U.S. volume of 60,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

•South Carolina-based Total Beverage Solution has added Double Dutch Drinks, a line of tonics and mixers, to its portfolio. Double Dutch was founded by Dutch twins Joyce and Raissa de Haas and forgoes quinine in many of its tonics and mixers, which have 20 calories per 100-ml. The brand will be available in select markets beginning this fall with an SRP of $7 per 4-pack.

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