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News Briefs for July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022

•The Cooper Spirits Co. has announced the latest release in the Lock, Stock & Barrel family of whiskies.

The whiskey, distilled from a mash of 100% rye, is bottled at 55.5% abv and aged for 21 years before bottling. This marks the oldest release so far from Lock, Stock & Barrel, and follows the brand’s previous 20-year-old whiskey. Lock, Stock & Barrel 21-Year Straight Rye Whiskey is available in specialty shops across the U.S. for a suggested price of $500 a bottle. Only 1,200 cases will be released.

•Kentucky’s Limestone Branch Distillery has announced this year’s iteration of the Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The 2022 bottling is made from a blend of 7-, 15-, and 16-year-old whiskies, with a portion of the 7-year-old whiskies receiving a partial maturation in Marsala casks. The 50.5% abv whiskey is rolling out now across the U.S. for a suggested price of $100 a bottle. Only 10,000 3-packs will be released of this limited edition bottling.

•Gaitlinburg, Tennessee’s Ole Smoky has released new 50-ml. jars for its Sour Watermelon and Sour Razzin’ Berry moonshines. The new size mimics the brands 750-ml. jars and is now available across the U.S. Both flavors of moonshine come in at 20% abv and are part of the distillery’s Sours line, which also includes Sour Apple and Sour Lime. Last year, the distillery’s portfolio crossed 1 million cases in the U.S., surging nearly 50%, according to Impact Databank.

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