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News Briefs for August 30, 2021

August 30, 2021

•Jack Daniel’s 10 year old, Ardbeg Traigh Bhan (Batch 3), and newcomers from Highland Park and Aberfeldy are featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.

•Lexington, Kentucky-based Town Branch Distillery has unveiled two new limited-edition Bourbons. They include Town Branch True Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a cask strength 54% abv whiskey retailing at $45 a 750-ml., and Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon, bottled at 48.2% abv and retailing at $70. The new expressions will be available for purchase at the distillery and in select markets nationwide beginning next month.

•Lux Row Distillers has announced Blood Oath Trilogy Second Edition, the latest collection from the luxury priced Bourbon label. The new pack contains Blood Oath Pacts 4, 5, and 6—released between 2018 and 2020—with all three Bourbons bottled at 49.3% abv. The trio is packaged in a black display box that shows off each whiskey’s label. In September, Lux Row will release 1,400 3-packs at a suggested price of $799.

•Viña Concha y Toro has relaunched Marques de Casa Concha with a new image. The new label was designed by Appartement 103, a French agency, and features the wine’s name embossed on a clean white label above the signature of the current winemaker, Marcelo Papa. The redesign, which the company says is aimed at highlighting the nobility of the wine, is the first substantial change to Marques de Casa Concha since 1999. Last year, Marques de Casa Concha reached just over 11,000 cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

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