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News Briefs for September 6, 2022

September 6, 2022

•Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1998, Russell’s Reserve Single Rickhouse Camp Nelson C, and newcomers from WhistlePig and Filmland Spirits are featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup.

The magazine’s website has all the details.

•Eight years after it was discovered in the United States in a pile of rocks intended for landscaping in a backyard garden in Pennsylvania, the spotted lanternfly, a moth-like insect from southern China, has spread to 12 additional states. That has vintners in the Eastern U.S. dealing with damage to vines and looking for a solution. It also has West Coast vintners nervous. One study has projected that the insect will likely reach California by 2027. Wine Spectator has the full story.

•Pennsylvania’s Charles Jacquin et Cie., Inc. has added a new cream liqueur to its Pennsylvania Dutch brand. The new release, Salted Caramel, comes in at 12.5% abv and is the newest seasonal addition to the brand, joining Pumpkin Spice in the company’s fall portfolio. The two fall releases are now available throughout Pennsylvania for a suggested price of $15 a 750-ml. Beyond these releases, the Pennsylvania Dutch brand also offers Egg Nog, Peppermint Bark, and Strawberries & Cream flavored cream liqueurs.

•Austin, Texas-based Desert Door Texas Sotol has partnered with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, bringing the brand into ten new states. The partnership, which names Southern as Desert Door’s national distributor, will make the Sotol available in Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, South Carolina, Arkansas, California, Florida, and Oklahoma by the end of the year, bringing the brand’s distribution footprint to 14 states total.

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