Flor de Caña launches 30-year-old rum

Nicaraguan rum Flor de Caña has launched a 30-year-old single barrel bottling exclusively in London department store Harrods, priced at £1,500 (US$1,928). Flor de Caña V Generaciones was unveiled at Morton’s of Mayfair in London yesterday (12 November) by Raul Zeledon, Flor de Caña global ambassador. The rum has been matured in a single ex-Bourbon barrel, which was filled in 1988. Bottled at 45% ABV, only 400 bottles will be available to purchase. The bottle…

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The week in pictures

Scotch whisky brand BenRiach has teamed up with Scottish artist Ellis O’Connor to create a series of paintings inspired by the landscape, architecture and surroundings of the Speyside distillery. O’Connor has been commissioned to create a trio of landscapes influenced by the three casks used to make the BenRiach 10 Year Old. The collection will be crafted at her studio on the outer Hebridean island of North Uist before being exhibited in London. O’Connor said:…

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Flor de Caña debuts its oldest rum to date

Nicaraguan rum brand Flor de Caña has released its oldest expression to date, a limited edition 30-year-old called V Generaciones. The “one-of-a-kind” rum has been aged in a single barrel since 1988 and was released ahead of the brand’s 130th anniversary in 2020.  V Generaciones celebrates the thousands of workers and five generations of family members behind the brand since 1890. The bottle design features the signatures of the five generations behind the brand, along…

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Top spirits at the Summit of the Americas 2019

Spirit brands are ready to showcase a broad assortment of new and existing products at the Summit of the Americas in Florida next week as the show gears up for a second year in its new format. One of the hottest shows in the travel retail calendar is gearing up for what is sure to be another stellar year. The Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas was launched last year, the result…

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The week in pictures

  This week, HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, visited Royal Lochnagar Distillery where he was presented with a rare cask of single malt Scotch whisky. His Royal Highness toured the distillery and met employees, before being presented with the whisky cask – which was laid down 30 years ago as a gift to the prince. The cask was originally a present to mark the 140th anniversary of the first royal visit to Royal Lochnagar…

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