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News Briefs for September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

•Wild Turkey, part of the Campari portfolio, has announced Unforgotten, the latest release in its Master’s Keep Collection. The 52.5% abv bottling is an extra-aged version of Forgiven, the blend of young rye and older Bourbon the brand released over a decade ago. Unforgotten ups the ante by bringing together 13-year-old Bourbon with 8- and 9-year-old barrels of rye with a second rye-barrel aging in Wild Turkey’s rickhouse B, an aging warehouse that’s stood since before prohibition. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Unforgotten carries a suggested price of $200 a bottle and will be available for a limited time across the U.S.

•Chilean wine brand Lapostolle is adding to its portfolio with two pisco expressions. They include a Pisco Blanco and Pisco XO, handled in the U.S. by Winebow Imports. Both are made using two aromatic Muscat grape varieties, Pink Muscat (Rosado), and Muscat of Alexandria, and the Pisco XO is aged for six years in French oak. Lapostolle’s Pisco Blanco retails at $35 a bottle, while the Pisco XO sells at $45.

•Beam Suntory has released Bowmore ARC-52 in the U.S. market. The whisky, a 52-year-old single malt aged 50% in American oak and 50% in European oak, comes in at 42.3% abv and was distilled in 1968. The release is also the latest development in the partnership between Bowmore and luxury car maker Aston Martin, with Aston Martin handling the design of the whisky’s decanter. Only 100 bottles will be available worldwide. In the U.S. the whisky will be sold in New York City and Los Angeles for a suggested price of $75,000.

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