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This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Rhum Clemente, the makers of some fine rhum agricole, recently announced two new spirits. Clemente Canne Bleue is a white rhum crafted from fresh juice that’s extracted from one unique varietal of sugarcane. Clement Select Barrel is aged for three years in used French oak, which imparts soft vanilla notes to this aged rhum.// read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

The just-launched Crown Royal XO is a unique blend containing more than 50 of Crown Royal’s finest whiskies. It’s finished in cognac casks and, according to the brand, is an “amber/topaz whisky deliciously balanced with hints of vanilla, spice and rich dried fruit, closing with an impeccably smooth finish…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Huge news this week, as reports surfaced that Suntory — a large conglomerate best known for its whiskey brands — struck a deal to buy Beam, Inc. for a whopping $13.6 billion. This takeover puts Suntory squarely at #3 in the global spirits market behind Diageo and Pernod Ricard… read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

It’s true. Ron Burgundy, the character popularized by Will Ferrell on Anchorman (and soon to be Anchorman 2) has a Scotch now. It’s called Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve, and it’s a blend of malt and grain whiskeys crafted by Old St. Andrews Distillery…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Tequila Avion, the brand best known for its extended cameo on Entourage and secondarily known for actually tasting good, has announced its newest expression: Reserva 44. This extra anejo tequila is aged for 43 months in oak before moving to a smaller barrel for the final month…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Glenmorangie Ealanta Named “World Whisky of the Year” In the latest edition of Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible,” the renowned guide named Glenmorangie Ealanta the best whiskey in the world. Impressive. In fact, Glenmorangie Ealanta received the Whisky Bible’s highest ever score, tallying a 97.5. For this, the 10th anniversary edition…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Plantation Releases Original Dark Rum Plantation Rum already sports one of our favorite lineups, and the brand just added a new expression to the mix. Plantation Original Dark Rum is a blend of rums from Trinidad and Tobago. It’s first aged in its home country before moving to France, where…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Series Comes Stateside Jack Daniel’s has announced that it’s making its Master Distiller Series No. 1 Whiskey nationally available this fall. Prior to this expansion, the product was only available in select travel retail spots and Tennessee outlets. The special 86 proof whiskey commemorates the seven…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Vodka. In a Gun. Seriously. In case you’ve ever wanted to pour vodka into your mouth straight from a glass submachine gun, well, you can do that now. It’s thanks to 9mm Vodka, a new outfit that’s currently raising funds on IndieGoGo. An Oxford-educated gentleman is the man behind the…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

New Rum from Cruzan Cruzan Rum just unveiled the Cruzan Distiller’s Collection, a line of super-premium, blended aged rums. It’s comprised of Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum and the new Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum, along with Cruzan Single Barrel Rum. Each rum is aged between five and 12 years,…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Gym. Tan. Distill. Sometimes, New Jersey gets a bad rap. Mostly because of things like Snookie. And Newark. But hey, give the Garden State a chance. Because it’s making rum now. See, for the first time since Prohibition, New Jersey’s getting its very own distillery. Jersey Artisan Distilling is now…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Some Extra Old Elijah Craig Last year, Heaven Hill Distillery released a limited edition Elijah Craig 20-Year-Old Single Barrel. Which is now completely sold out. Luckily, they’ve just released a 21 year old single barrel expression to replace it. Elijah Craig 21-Year-Old Single Barrel will be released in limited quantities,…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Hybrid Theory If you believe the marketing hype, the latest offering from Wild Turkey was produced completely by mistake. Wild Turkey Forgiven is a rye-bourbon hybrid that was created when a distillery crew member accidentally mixed the two liquids. The resulting spirit is a blend of 78% (6-year-old) Bourbon and…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

$23,000 Cognac Remy Martin has released Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6, an exceptional find from Cellar Master Pierrette Trichet. It was part of the cognac stocks that typically go into the Louis XIII blend, but this one warranted a bottling of its own. If you can gather some funds together,…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

Get the Door. It’s Whiskey. The US Postal Service is looking to alcohol as the answer to its financial troubles, and it could be worth upwards of $50 million per year to an agency that lost $16 billion last year. “There’s a lot of money to be made in beer,…read more →