News Briefs for July 18, 2022July 18, 2022
•Heaven’s Door Decade Series Release #01, Woodford Reserve Batch Proof (2022 Edition) and newcomers from Booker’s and Royal Brackla are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.
•Illinois-based importer Winesellers Ltd. has added two new Spanish brands to its portfolio. The brands—La Maldita and Castillo de Monseran—are based in Rioja and Cariñena, respectively. Winesellers will import La Maldita’s Garnacha, Garnacha Blanca, and Garnacha rosé, all line priced at $15 a bottle. From Castillo de Monseran, the company will import a Garnacha, priced at $11, with other wines set to be added looking ahead.
•Irvine, California-based importer G.K. Skaggs is launching Louis Morette Grande Reserve Champagne in the U.S. Retailing at $45 a 750-ml., the new entry is part of the Rapeneau family’s G.H. Martel & Co. portfolio. Louis Morette Grande Reserve is currently available in California, Nevada, and Hawaii, with more states to be added soon. G.H. Martel & Co. owns over 400 hectares (988 acres) of vineyards and produces about 6 million bottles annually, split half and half between exports and sales to the domestic French market.
•G4 Tequila has announced Blanco de Madera, a new limited edition offering. The Tequila is made from agave fermented in wood tanks before bottling at a slightly higher abv—45%—than typical Tequila. Only 10,000 bottles were produced, with 9,300 of them allocated to Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Blanco de Madera carries a suggested price of $69 a bottle and is available starting this month.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.