Teeling bottles 18YO Renaissance whiskey

Irish whiskey producer Teeling has extended its Renaissance series with an 18-year-old single malt finished in ex-Muscat wine casks. Launched in 2019, the Renaissance series was designed to celebrate the ‘true global renaissance’ of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey. The series has so far included whiskeys finished in ex-Australian Shiraz wine casks and Madeira casks. The third whiskey in the range is an 18-year-old single malt that was aged initially in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished…

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Darco Capital buys Beach Whiskey

Investment firm Darco Capital has acquired American Harvest Vodka and Beach Whiskey, which will be managed by the newly-launched 1776 Spirits Company. Founded by entrepreneur and investor David Adelman, Darco Capital bought American Harvest Vodka and Beach Whiskey for an undisclosed sum. The spirit brands will now be a part of1776 Spirits Company, which will provide the infrastructure and resources required to market the spirits, facilitate distribution expansion and develop new variants for both brands.…

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Kevin O’Gorman creates Midleton Very Rare 2021

Irish Distillers has unveiled Midleton Very Rare 2021 – the first whiskey in the series from recently appointed master distiller Kevin O’Gorman. Midleton Very Rare 2021 is the 38th iteration of the annual release. O’Gorman took up the position of master distiller in June last year, taking over from Brian Nation. The Irish whiskey is a blend of single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys aged between 15 and 36 years, and matured in…

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Drake debuts Virginia Black whiskey in Australia

Canadian rapper Drake has launched his Virginia Black whiskey in Australia through a distribution deal with Elegance Brands. Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey is now available in Australia exclusively through marketing and distribution firm Elegance Brands, which will also market Drake’s Mod Sélection Champagne. Raj Beri, founder, CEO and chairman of Elegance Brands, said: “We are excited to be entering such a critical partnership with legendary beverage and spirits curator, Brent Hocking, and high-profile tastemaker…

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Ex-Russian Standard CEO creates Coalition Whiskey

The former CEO of Russian Standard USA has released the ‘first’ 100% rye whiskey to be finished in ex-Bordeaux wine barrels, called Coalition Whiskey. Developed by former Russian Standard USA CEO Leonid Yangarber, alongside Kentucky Artisan Distillery owner Steve Thompson and wine consultant Ludwig Vanneron, Coalition Whiskey is available in three variants finished in ex-Bordeaux wine barrels. The 100% rye whiskey used to make Coalition comprises a blend of five-year-old rye produced by the Kentucky…

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