Clynelish unveils distillery-exclusive whisky

Diageo has released a no-age-statement Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, available exclusively from the distillery. Bottled at 48% ABV, a total of 6,000 700ml bottles will be made available at the distillery for an RRP of £90 (US$116). Matured in a combination of American ex-Bourbon and rejuvenated casks, the whisky is described as having aromas of toffee, butterscotch and vanilla, followed by fresh fruits and a “gentle” salinity. The palate is said to have flavours…

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Cîroc creates limited edition Fiorucci bottle design

French vodka brand Cîroc has launched a limited edition bottle for its new White Grape expression featuring the design of Italian fashion label Fiorucci. The limited edition design features a range of colourful Fiorucci logos from the brand’s archive of original artwork. Personalisation design specialist INKD worked with Cîroc to create the bottle. Bottles of Cîroc Vodka x Fiorucci are customisable, allowing shoppers to add their name or print a message onto the glass. The…

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Smith & Sinclair founder creates CBD brand Pollen

The founder of alcoholic confectioner Smith & Sinclair, Melanie Goldsmith, has launched cannabidiol (CBD) brand Pollen. Initially launching with a range of CBD-infused gummies, drink drops and ready-to-drink (RTD) soft drinks, Pollen uses CBD derived from broad-spectrum hemp oil. Goldsmith said: “It was so important to me to develop a range of products with real integrity. We made sure we used natural flavourings from ingredients such as grapefruit, raspberry, turmeric and lemon and worked really…

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Spencer Matthews launches 1.2% ABV Clean Gin

Former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews has launched The Clean Liquor Company, a low- and no-alcohol brand that released its first product this week, called Clean Gin. EU regulations state gin must be bottled at at a minimum alcoholic strength of 37.5%. However, Clean Gin has been bottled at 1.2% ABV and is described as an “ultra-low” alcohol replacement to gin, with only 2 calories per 25ml serving. Botanicals used to make Clean Gin…

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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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