News Briefs for May 6, 2022May 6, 2022
•Calirosa Tequila has launched its first limited edition extra añejo. The Tequila, like all of Calirosa’s offerings, matured in California red wine barrels; in this case, the extra añejo aged for five years before bottling at 40% abv. The spirit is made at the Amatitán, Jalisco, Mexico-based facility owned by the Real family and led by master distiller Luis Trejo Rodriguez. Calirosa Cinco Años Extra Añejo carries a suggested price of $299 a 750-ml. and will be available through Total Wine’s Concierge membership program as well as at select liquor stores across the U.S.
•The Brand House’s Omage brandy is now available in cities across the U.S. The brandy—available in VS, VSOP, and XO expressions—is made using California grapes and is inspired by the production and aging methods found in Cognac. The expressions are aged for two, four, and six years, respectively, and carry suggested retail prices of $26, $36, and $90. Currently available in cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others, the brand is planning for further expansion this year. The Brand House is led by spirits industry veteran Julious Grant as chairman and CEO.
•Chinaco Tequila, part of the Hotaling & Co. portfolio in the U.S., is debuting a new bottle design coinciding with its 50th anniversary. The new look is intended to convey the brand’s heritage while incorporating modern touches to reintroduce Chinaco to U.S. consumers. Produced by La Gonzaleña Distillery, Chinaco is currently available in three expressions—Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo—retailing at $50, $60, and $80 a bottle respectively.
•Revanche Cognac is expanding into 14 new markets, building its total distribution to 35 U.S. markets and select areas in Europe. The new markets include Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, D.C., and Wyoming. Revanche launched in the U.S. and Europe in late 2019 and has been working to extend its distribution from the East Coast into western markets. A blend of 80% VS, 15% VSOP, and 5% XO Cognacs, Revanche retails at $45-$50 a 750-ml. and around $24 a 375-ml., depending on the market.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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