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This Week in Booze

ron burgundy great odin's raven scotchRon Burgundy Gets His Own Scotch
It’s true. Ron Burgundy, the character popularized by Will Ferrell on Anchorman (and soon to be Anchorman 2) has a Scotch now. It makes sense, we suppose, given the incredible marketing push currently behind this movie. But whereas we don’t need a Dodge Durango, we’re always game for some Scotch. In this case, it’s called Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve, and it’s a blend of malt and grain whiskeys. It’s crafted by Old St. Andrews Distillery, bottled at 40% ABV and is hitting shelves now for about $25.

A New Expression from Cutty Sark
In more — albeit slightly less sensational — Scotch news, Cutty Sark just announced a new expression. Dubbed Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition, this dram pays homage to the brand’s Prohibition era origins. It’s 100 proof, costs about $30 and, according to the company, is “composed of black pepper and toffee notes with a subtle hint of vanilla and citrus fruits.”

A Boozy Holiday Gift Pack
Still got a few gifts to buy? Of course you do. So here’s this: a nicely-packaged quartet of hooch from Santa Fe Spirits. It includes 200ml bottles of Apple Brandy, Wheelers Gin, Silver Coyote Unaged Whiskey and Expedition Vodka. The gift pack is available online for $55. Feel free to self-gift.

In Case You Need a Whiskey Recommendation…
Also helpful for the holidays is this new “whiskey recommendation engine.” It’s called Distiller, and after entering a few parameters (like who it’s for, their adventure level and your budget), it’ll recommend a bottle to meet your needs.

Written by Kevin Gray

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