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News Briefs for January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022

•Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whiskey Co. has released Muckety-Muck 25 Year Old, a single grain Scotch whisky. The 45.5% abv whisky was distilled at Port Dundas distillery and follows last year’s release of a 24-year-old bottling of the same name. The whisky is named for a prized pig who lived at the distillery’s pig farm. There are six variants of whisky’s label, with all featuring the Muckety-Muck pig but wearing different colored sashes. Muckety-Muck 25 Year Old is now available in limited quantities in select locations across the U.S. for a suggested price of $250 a 750-ml.

•Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has named Casey McQuaid as vice president and general manager for the state of Oregon, effective February 1. McQuaid joins SGWS with over two decades of industry experience, most recently at E.&J. Gallo Winery where he was that company’s managing director of customer development in the Western United States. In his new role, he will report to John Klein, Southern Glazer’s executive vice president and general manager for the Pacific Northwest. McQuaid succeeds Michael Jeffrey who was promoted to executive vice president and general manager for Colorado in November.

•Casa del Sol, the new Tequila co-founded by Eva Longoria, has appointed Clarissa Clark as senior vice president of sales, and Brian Condon as senior vice president of distribution operations. Clark was most recently vice president of sales for Tyson Foods, while Condon was previously general manager and senior vice president of wholesale at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which was recently acquired by Delicato. Finished in Cognac barrels, the Casa del Sol range is slated to reach national retail distribution early this year.

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