News Briefs for May 10, 2023May 10, 2023
•Bacardi has launched a new Mango Chile flavored rum across the U.S.
According to the company, the 35% abv rum balances sweetness from mango extracts with a slight kick of heat, and is recommended to be served as a Tajin-rimmed shot or as a substitute for Bacardi rum in classic cocktails like the Mojito. The flavored rum is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $13 a 750-ml. and is the eighth flavored rum in the Bacardi family. Last year, Bacardi rum was at 6.63 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.
•Bardstown, Kentucky-based Hirsch Selected Whiskeys is launching its latest expression, The Single Barrel Double Oak. It’s a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that has been double barreled in New American Oak and finished in used American Oak barrels. Only 30 barrels are set to be released, with one representative barrel bottled at 63.9% abv. The Single Barrel Double Oak retails for a suggested $99 a 750-ml. and is available now in 15 states including California, Texas, and Florida, as well as on ReserveBar. Hirsch is repped by San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co.
•Sazerac is launching Mango Shotta, a Tequila-based RTD intended for shot occasions. Inspired by the traditional Mexican “mangonada,” it combines Tequila with mango and jalapeño. It’s at 26% abv and is rolling out now to select markets including Illinois, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Ohio, and South Carolina, priced at $15 a 750-ml. It will be supported by a marketing campaign comprising online video, social media, and influencer sponsorship. Additional nationwide expansion is planned for the remainder of the year.
•Buchanan, Michigan’s Tabor Hill Winery has released a new Brut Rosé sparkling wine from the state’s Lake Michigan Shore AVA. The 12.5% abv wine is made from 100% Pinot Meunier and is available for $28 through the winery’s website. In addition to online availability Tabor Hill Brut Rosé is available at the winery’s locations throughout the state as well as in other retailers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Kentucky.
•Miami, Florida-based Origins Organic Imports is launching Argentinian wine brand Lo Ca’s Chardonnay and Malbec in the U.S. The two varietals are from the winery’s debut 2022 vintage and are certified as both regenerative and organic, as well as being low-alcohol, low-sugar, vegan, and gluten-free. The Chardonnay is at 9% abv and the Malbec is at 9.5% abv. They’re available now in 12 states and Washington DC, priced at $14 a bottle.
Tagged : Bacardi, Hirsch, Hotaling & Co., Lo Ca, Sazerac, tabor hill
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