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News Briefs for January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022

•Kentucky’s Limestone Branch Distillery has launched the Yellowstone Select Landmark Edition Bottle series, a new set of limited editions commemorating the 150th anniversary of the brand. The first whiskey is a 46.5% abv bottling of the company’s flagship Bourbon, with this release featuring six national park-themed labels including Lower Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Minerva Terrace, Roosevelt Arch, and Lamar Valley. Alongside the new bottling, the company will donate $1.50 for every bottle sold, up to $30,000, to the National Parks Conservation Association. The newcomer is available across the U.S., retailing at $40. Limestone Branch Distillery and Yellowstone Select are both owned by Luxco, which is part of MGP.

•Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina-based Total Beverage Solution has acquired the national importation rights for German wine brand Leonard Kreusch. The deal bolsters TBS’ stable of German brands, bringing wines like Leonard Kreusch’s Sapphire Selection (Blue Bottle Riesling) and Zeller Schwarze Katz White Blend under the purview of the same importer that handles Weihenstephan and Gaffel beers, among other German brands. The agreement took effect at the beginning of the month and Leonard Kreusch’s wines will continue to be available through their previous distributors with TBS working to expand distribution throughout 2022. Previously, Leonard Kreusch handled their own importation.

•Napa Valley-based Cakebread Cellars has appointed Rich Archer as CFO and Misty Roudebush Cain as vice president of DTC and hospitality. Archer was most recently CEO at Bloom Farms, a San Francisco-based cannabis company, while Cain was previously director of marketing and member services of St. Supéry winery. Best known for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cakebread’s wines are distributed nationally.

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