Captain Morgan Launches Sliced Apple Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan has announced a new flavor innovation for this fall season. Sliced Apple Spiced Rum takes Captain Morgan’s signature Original Spiced Rum and fuses it with the “juicy and crisp taste” of freshly sliced apples, the company says, with a subtle hint of ginger. In support of this new product, the company has partnered with five artists in cities across the U.S. to design murals in the communities they call home—New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin and Atlanta—that…

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Rémy Cointreau sales drop 16.4% in H1

French drinks group Rémy Cointreau saw sales fall 16.4% during the first half of its fiscal year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on duty free and on-trade sales. The Rémy Cointreau Group posted total sales of €430.8 million (US$508m) for the six-month period between April and September 2020, down by 16.4% on an organic basis compared with the same period in 2019. After reporting declines of 33.2% in the first quarter, the…

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Widow Jane Releases 10 Year-Old Bourbon, Decadence

After selling through its initial, limited run of product, Widow Jane Distillery has announced an expanded release of Decadence, the distillery’s 10-year bourbon. Widow Jane Decadence is a blended bourbon finished in American oak barrels that previously held upstate New York’s Crown Maple maple syrup. The maple syrup barrel finish delivers a creamy-smooth and slightly sweet mouthful of whiskey, the company reports, including a faint maple note. On the nose, Decadence displays sugared pecans, maple, birch beer…

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TTB revises labelling rule on gluten-free spirits

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has updated its policy to allow producers to label their spirits as ‘gluten-free’ if they are made from gluten-containing grains, a move said to provide “greater flexibility” for the industry. The move comes three months after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that distilled foods made from gluten-containing grains can be labelled as ‘gluten-free’. As the rule applied to distilled foods, spirits could only…

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Buffalo Trace Announces 2019 Van Winkle Bourbon Release

Fall season is ready to heat up for bourbon hunters, as Buffalo Trace announces their 2019 release of Van Winkle Bourbon whiskey. These “wheaters”—made with a wheat recipe rather than the traditional rye grain recipe of American bourbon—are among the most-sought-after whiskeys in the world. The wheat results in a smoother, sweeter flavor than their spicier rye counterparts. As with previous years, yields from the barrels are low due to evaporation during the long aging…

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