Bearcat Infused Bourbon

Bearcat Infused Bourbon, an 80-proof infused bourbon whiskey, has announced added distribution throughout the Midwest, with plans for nationwide expansion later this year. Currently available in four states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the brand will launch throughout Illinois in liquor stores and select Walmart locations this month, including Des Plaines, Urbana, Plainfield, Naperville, Peoria and more. Bearcat Infused Bourbon offers two infused options: Orange Peel with Spice and Espresso with Aromatic Bitters.…

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Chicken Cock Whiskey Beer Barrel Select

Chicken Cock Whiskey has released 1,800 bottles of Beer Barrel Select, a blend of Kentucky Bourbons aged up to 11.5 years, finished in Walnut Brown Ale barrels. This most recent limited release from Chicken Cock Whiskey — one of the oldest American Whiskey brands, est. 1856 in Paris, Kentucky — is from Grain & Barrel Spirits. In the summer of 2018, six barrels that had held Chicken Cock’s 10-Year-Old Double Barrel Bourbon went to Goodwood…

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Meletti Fernet

Market St. Spirits, a division of Opici Wines, continues to grow its portfolio with the addition of Meletti Fernet. Meletti creates limited-production artisanal cordials, aperitivos, digestivos and liqueurs. Meletti Fernet dates back to 1878, when Silvio Meletti attended his first fair in Paris. Silvio left to his descendants a book with all the original recipes and after 149 years, his great-great grandchildren, Matteo and Mauro Meletti, who represent the fifth generation of the family, took…

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Sparkling Wine Pairings From New Orleans

Consumers are finally getting beyond the outdated notion that sparkling wine is just for celebratory toasts. Guests now see it as an option to sip during an entire meal from appetizer to dessert. The entire menu at Effervescence Bubbles & Bites in New Orleans was designed to pair with sparkling wines, says owner Crystal Hinds. The 100-seat restaurant and wine bar on the edge of the city’s French Quarter opened in March 2010 and emphasizes…

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CMO Lee Applbaum Exiting Bacardi

Lee Applbaum, global chief marketing officer of Patrón tequila and Grey Goose vodka at Bacardi Ltd, will resign his position as of Aug. 31, according to reports. The company says that Applbaum is stepping down from the spirits giant to pursue outside opportunities and spend more time with his family, but he will serve as a special advisor to Bacardi’s board of directors. The longtime chief marketing officer for Patrón, Applbaum joined Bacardi in spring…

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