News Briefs for February 3, 2023February 3, 2023
•Heaven Hill has announced the 2023 edition of the distillery’s Heritage Collection. This year’s whiskey—a 20-year-old straight corn whiskey—is bottled at 57.5% abv and is blended from 110 barrels distilled from a mash of 80% corn, 12% malted barley, and 8% rye in October 2002. Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 20-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey will start to roll out on March 1 in limited quantities across the U.S. for a suggested price of $290 a bottle.
•Niles, Illinois-based Winesellers Ltd. has added Ricossa to its portfolio as the Italian brand’s exclusive U.S. importer. Ricossa is a Piedmont-based producer located in the village of Castel Boglione. Its estate contains 180 acres of vineyards planted to Nebbiolo and Barbera, among other varietals. Winesellers will import 10 Ricossa bottlings including Moscato d’Asti DOCG ($14 a bottle), Barbera d’Appassimento Piemonte DOC ($17), Barolo DOCG ($42), and Barolo Riserva DOCG ($53). The wines will be available in most U.S. states starting in April.
•Distributor ImpEx is set to launch Elements of Islay, a trio of blended malt whiskies from the Scottish isle, on March 1. The whiskies—Elements of Islay Cask Edit, Elements of Islay Bourbon, and Elements of Islay Sherry—are permanent additions for the brand and will be available in 700-ml. bottles. The Cask Edit comes in at 46% abv and blends both Bourbon- and Sherry-cask matured whiskies; it’s set to retail for around $65. The other two whiskies are both bottled at 54.5% abv, with the Bourbon-cask whisky retailing for around $90 and the Sherry-cask for around $100.
•A law-enforcement task force in China’s Fujian province recently raided warehouses in the Longhai district of Zhangzhou, uncovering a massive counterfeiting operation. More than 40,000 bottles of falsely labeled wine as well as packaging and labeling equipment were discovered; authorities estimated the fake wine’s “street value” to be more than $150 million. Wine Spectator has the full story.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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