Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 14, 2022January 14, 2022
•Louisville, Kentucky’s Barrell Craft Spirits has launched Gray Label Seagrass, a limited edition, luxury-priced Canadian whisky. The new whisky is bottled at 65.41% abv, matured for 16 years, and was finished in Martinique rhum, Madeira, and apricot brandy barrels before bottling. The release is a more limited take on Barrell’s Seagrass, which blended American and Canadian rye whiskies. Barrell’s Gray Label Seagrass is now available in select locations across the U.S. and online for a suggested price of $250 a 750-ml.
•Merchant du Vin is debuting Rochefort Triple Extra, the first new beer from Rochefort since the 1950s, in the U.S. market. The 8.1% abv brew is billed as a reinterpretation of the Belgian tripel style, made with barley malt, wheat malt, hops, yeast, spices, and orange peel. It commemorates “Forte Bière Blonde Extra,” a similar beer brewed at Rochefort from 1920 to about 1923. Rochefort Triple Extra is available now in the eastern U.S. and will reach western markets in the next few weeks.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.