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News Briefs for October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

•Importer and marketer Pacific Highway Wines is set to add Oregon’s Dobbes Family Estate, including the Wine By Joe brand, to its portfolio effective January 1. With annual volume of about 50,000 cases, Dobbes Family was previously partnered with Delicato. Pacific Highway is onboarding 14 wines from the producer, including Dobbes Family Estate Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir ($30), Eola Amity Cuvée Pinot Noir ($38), Patricia’s Cuvée Pinot Noir ($50), Rogue Valley Grenache Blanc ($28), Sundown Vineyard Viognier ($28), and a new Willamette Valley Chardonnay coming next spring. The Wine By Joe range includes ($19), Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and Rosé (all $14), plus 375-ml. cans of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Rosé (all $7).

•Canada’s Alberta Distillers has announced the 2021 edition of Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye. This year’s whisky, which ranges in abv from 63% to 67%, is the second edition of Alberta’s barrel proof whisky to reach American shelves. The whisky is distilled from 100% Canadian rye and made with Rocky Mountain water. The Beam Suntory release will be available in select markets across the U.S. for a suggested price of $75 a 750-ml.

•Hotaling & Co. has expanded Hirsch Selected Whiskeys with a new single barrel Bourbon. The first single barrel release from the brand, the initial bottling consists of 57 barrels bottled at 62% abv. The barrels aged for at least six years and the Bourbon was made from a mash bill of 72% corn, 13% rye, and 15% malted barley. Hirsch Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon is now available in select retailers across the U.S. for a suggested price of $90 a 750-ml. Beginning November 1, a limited number of bottles will also be available through ReserveBar.

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