News Briefs for May 19, 2023May 19, 2023
•Lexington, Kentucky’s Rabbit Hole, a Pernod Ricard brand, has released Tenniel, a new limited edition whiskey celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Tenniel is a blend of Rabbit Hole’s Heigold and Cavehill whiskies bottled at cask strength of 54.4% abv. Only 939 crystal decanters of Tenniel are available at Rabbit Hole’s distillery and through the company’s website for $650 each.
•Stoli Group has made a strategic investment in The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, a non-alcoholic amaro. The size and price of Stoli’s investment was not disclosed. Retailing for $40 a 750-ml., The Pathfinder is made from fermented and distilled hemp along with Douglas fir, sage, juniper, saffron, wormwood, and angelica root. Damian McKinney, global CEO of Stoli Group, said the move brings diversification to the company’s portfolio. “The Pathfinder is a true trailblazer in the zero-proof category and as this massive shift in the culture of socialization continues, The Pathfinder and Stoli Group combo creates limitless possibilities,” he stated.
•France has come to Florida—by way of New York—at the new Pastis, which opened in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood on April 30. A sibling of Starr Restaurants’ Pastis in Manhattan (a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner), the bistro joins an impressive group of eateries from leading East Coast restaurateur Stephen Starr, including Restaurant Award winners such as Le Zoo in Bar Harbor, Fla., Le Diplomate in Washington, D.C., and Buddakan in New York. Keith McNally, who founded Pastis in 1999 and later partnered with Starr to reopen the Meatpacking District hotspot in a nearby location, remains involved. Wine Spectator has more.
•C-store chain Circle K is launching its first private-label wine line. Rolling out to 3,000 stores across the U.S. is the under-$8 Sunshine Bliss line, which includes seven wines. The Sunshine Bliss lineup comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio Colombard, Chardonnay, Moscato, Pink Moscato, Sweet Peach, and Sweet Strawberry. The Fine Wines range ($10-$25 a bottle) includes Fog Lane Red Blend, Brick & Cole Cabernet, Pine Crest Chardonnay, Momental Pinot Noir, Bella Figura Pinot Grigio, and Ivy Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, currently available in 900 stores across 17 states with broader expansion to follow later this year.
•Heaven’s Door Whiskey has struck a partnership with e-commerce platform Speakeasy, bringing the brand co-founded by Bob Dylan to 34 states across the U.S. As part of the partnership, Speakeasy developed a dedicated e-commerce store for Heaven’s Door, where consumers can shop the brand’s whole line, from its flagship Bourbon, Double Barrel whiskey, and rye, to the limited edition Bootleg and Decade series. Heaven’s Door’s whiskies are now available through the brand’s website.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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