New Releases

CAMUS XO Borderies Family Reserve Cognac Released in Time For OND

CIL U.S. Wines & Spirits, the American subsidiary of independent and family-owned CAMUS Wines & Spirits, announced, just in time for OND, the release of CAMUS XO Borderies Family Reserve cognac. Handcrafted from grape to bottle, XO Borderies Family Reserve is a single-estate cognac produced exclusively from the Camus family’s private vineyard in the Borderies cru. “Every step that has gone into creating this unique and exceptional Cognac – from cultivation in family-owned vineyards…

Wine of the Week: 2014 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 Points

Cabernet Sauvignon may be a dime a dozen, but a handful of exceptional Cabernets taste like a million bucks. This is one of them. Though Duckhorn might be better known for their steadfast devotion to Merlot they have always produced Cabernet as well. Their Patzimaro Vineyard, located at the base of Spring Mountain in Napa near St. Helena, takes full advantage of its diurnal swings to achieve amazing fruit. Comprising Cabernet Sauvignon…

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey Released Nationally

Woodford Reserve has just released Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, a blended malt whiskey based on historical recipes and influenced by Woodford Reserve Bourbon. The Malt is the newest expression of the Woodford Reserve portfolio, which includes the original Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, and Woodford Reserve Rye. This is the fourth addition to Woodford Reserve’s 22-year-old brand.

Hendrick’s Mastermind Launches New Bourbon Infused With Oil From Beaver Castor Sacs

Eau De Musc (“Water of Musk”), a new limited-edition beaver castoreum whiskey from the branding mastermind of Hendrick’s Gin brand, officially launches nationwide on June 11, 2018. Well-regarded in the spirits world for pushing boundaries with his bold choice of flavors and exotic ingredients, Steven Grasse and his talented team at Tamworth Distilling and Mercantile are about to introduce one of the most thought-provoking spirit releases of the year.

This RTD Negroni Levels Field For Off-Premise

The St. Agrestis Negroni Four Pack retails for $24.99 and is currently available for distribution in NYC and Brooklyn. It has taken the Negroni to the off-premise level quite effectively with a retro-NYC bottle design, and a surprisingly high-quality liquid on the inside. The RTD market has some doozies, but this isn’t one of them, and it’s sure to roll effectively across the country over the next 12-24 months.

Father’s Day Covered For Your High-End Customers

Inglenook, Napa Valley’s first estate winery, offers an incredibly memorable Father’s Day gift with its 2014 Rubicon and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, two exceptional cabernets from a historical winery that make a lasting impression with their quality and distinctive flavors. With its quality wines and iconic chateau, Inglenook is also an exceptional destination to spend the day for locals and visitors alike. 

The G4 Effect: Explodes Onto Category, Becomes Instant Favorite

You’ve probably heard about G4 Tequila by now. It’s one of those brands that you look forward to telling your colleagues about, but then discover everybody was clued in before you. You hear its name for the first time, and then you notice it popping up in conversation every day, or a customer wants to know why you don’t stock it already, and why can’t you put it in their Paloma?

Bob Dylan’s New Whiskey Hits Six States

The Chicago-based Spirits Investment Partnership and Bob Dylan have released Heaven’s Door, a collection of super-premium craft American Whiskeys. Bob Dylan’s first and only brand partnership, Heaven’s Door will be an ever-evolving portfolio of handcrafted whiskeys in collaboration with different master distillers and blenders from across the country. The current portfolio rolls out mid-May in Tennessee, Texas, California, Florida, New York and Illinois. RRP $49.99 – $79.99.

Abraham Bowman Sweet XVI Released

This limited release explores how barrel entry proof affects bourbon flavor profile over long aging periods. The bourbon was aged for sixteen years prior to bottling. The four entry proofs chosen for this experiment were 125, 114, 105, and 90 proof. Each of the barrel proofs was evaluated individually over the course of sixteen years before marrying the barrels together to comprise the Abraham Bowman Sweet XVI bourbon.

Sterling Releases Two Rosés For Broad Consumer Appeal

Sterling Vineyards Vintners Collection Rosé 2016 (SRP $12; distributed nationwide) is light pink in color with aromas of strawberries, fresh picked berries and subtle floral notes. A blend of Syrah and Tempranillo, the wine’s rich palate is balanced by a refreshing, racy acidity, with flavors of pink citrus and orange blossom. This rosé can be served on its own or paired with fresh seafood, grilled chicken or charcuterie.

Sustainability Is Key For Newer Mezcals

As Bonfort’s reports on the continuing Mezcal craze heating up across the country, we discover Puente Internacional’s La Luna Mezcal. Hailing from Etucuaro, Michoacan in Mexico, La Luna is one of the few mezcals that is grown and harvested completely sustainable and biodynamic. Grown by the Perez Escot Family, who have been crafting Mezcal since 1910, La Luna prides itself on supporting surrounding communities while honoring traditional methods.

Three Olives Launches Rosé Vodka For Millennials

Three Olives Rosé Vodka is a new flavored vodka that combines the refreshingly fruity taste of rosé wine with signature smooth, crafted vodka. To celebrate the great taste and mixability of Three Olives Rosé Vodka, the brand has teamed up with Betches Media, the satirical socially-driven authority behind the “rosé all day” lifestyle to collaborate on custom social content, limited-edition merchandise and events rolling out all summer long. 

#CIROCSummerSquad Re-releases Colada Bottle

Sean “Diddy” Combs and the makers of CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka announced the return of Summer Colada, the first flavor named as part of the 2018 CÎROC Summer Collection. Originally released in 2017 as a limited edition, CÎROC is relaunching the liquid due to its success. “This summer we’re bringing back Summer Colada, one of our most successful limited edition variants,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chairman of Combs Enterprises.

Fladgate Declares 2016 Vintage Quality, First in 5 Years

The Fladgate Partnership officially announced the declaration of three 2016 Vintage Ports: Taylor Fladgate 2016 Vintage Port, Croft 2016 Vintage Port and Fonseca 2016 Vintage Port; each will be available nationwide beginning in September of this year. In classic Port wine tradition, a vintage is only declared in years that produce exceptional quality.

JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset

JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset has expanded with the launch of JCB Spirits — three vodkas (classic, caviar infused and truffle infused) and a gin distilled from a wine-base made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. The spirits, which launched early March in selected states, captures the JCB hallmarks of quality and style in a new line that represents an extension of Burgundy beyond wine.