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News Briefs for Thursday November 3, 2022

November 3, 2022

•Shaw-Ross International Importers is promoting vice president of sales and marketing Scott Jove to president, effective in January. Managing director Bruce Hunter will remain in his current role through the end of 2023, working closely with Jove to ensure a smooth transition. Following the end of his tenure, beginning in 2024, Hunter will remain with the company as a senior advisor. Jove joined Shaw-Ross in 2015 as manager, commercial strategy, and was named to his current role in 2017. Hunter, a five-decade industry veteran, joined Shaw-Ross in 1995.

•E.&J. Gallo-owned importer Maze Row Wine Merchant is adding Rioja’s Bodega Lanzaga to its U.S. portfolio. Bodega Lanzaga was founded in 1998 in Rioja Alavesa by Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza and is known for single vineyard offerings Las Beatas, Tabuérniga, El Velado, and La Estrada. The collection also includes three village wines: estate wines Lanzaga and LZ; and Corriente, the revival of an approachable wine style from the early 20th century. Those bottlings will join a Maze Row lineup that also includes Allegrini, Argiano, Brancaia, Jermann, Pieropan, Poggio al Tesoro, Ratti, and Tornatore from Italy; and The Language of Yes, a collaboration with Randall Graham from California’s Central Coast.

•Beam Suntory has launched the latest batch of Booker’s Bourbon, the third release for 2022. This batch, called Kentucky Tea, is bottled at 63.25% abv after seven years, four months, and 14 days. The whiskey is named for one of Booker Noe’s favorite drinks, a mixture of four parts water to one part Bourbon, which he called Kentucky Tea. Booker’s Bourbon Kentucky Tea is now available in limited quantities across the U.S. for a suggested price of $90 a 750-ml.

•2XO Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the new collaboration between Prestige Beverage Group and former Kentucky Owl master blender Dixon Dedman, has released the Phoenix Blend, the brand’s inaugural offering. The 52% abv whiskey is blended from two different sourced Bourbons—one high rye and the other moderate rye—with the whiskey undergoing a second aging period in new charred American oak. 2XO’s the Phoenix Blend carries a suggested price of $100 a 750-ml. and is rolling out this month in limited quantities in select markets across the U.S.

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