Tullibardine Unveils Two U.S.-Exclusive Single Malts

Tullibardine and Prestige Beverage Group have announced the release of two new single malt scotch whiskies created exclusively for the U.S. market — Tullibardine Artisan and Tullibardine 12-Year-Old. Tullibardine Artisan matured for its entire life in ex-bourbon barrels. It’s bottled at 80 proof, and reflects the distillery’s floral and cereal character. The nose is soft, honey and heather with hints of grassy meadows, hints of vanilla, creamy fudge and subtle oak aromas, the company reports. On the palate…

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Proximo Buys Majority Stake in Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proximo Spirits has announced a majority stake acquisition in Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, which was co-founded by MMA superstar Conor McGregor. McGregor will retain an interest in Proper No. Twelve, and will remain actively engaged in the promotion of the brand, according to a release from the company, along with the other co-founders. “I founded Proper No. Twelve less than three years ago and today it has become a shining star in the spirits…

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90+ Cellars Sancerre Rosé, New Branding

90+ Cellars has unveiled Reserve Series Lot 196 Sancerre Rosé, plus a refreshed look for the new vintages of Lot 126 Sancerre, Lot 27 Barbera d’Alba (both Reserve Series) and Lot 26 Barolo (Collector Series). This is a continuation of the company’s new label rollout for their higher-end wines. Sancerre may be best known for its world-class white wines made from sauvignon blanc, but the region also has a not-so-well-kept secret of making rosé wines…

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The Cognac Masters 2021 results

The increasing popularity of France’s native spirit has been met by quality products across the board, as this year’s blind-tasting competition shows. Global Cognac sales have gone from strength to strength in recent years. Despite a blip in volumes in 2020 because of the pandemic, sales are set to bounce back over the coming years. In March, a report by market analysis firm Technavio projected total Cognac sales to increase by a compound annual growth…

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Midleton Very Rare adds 46YO to Silent Distillery range

Irish Distillers has revealed the second limited edition expression in the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection – a 46-year-old whiskey priced at US$45,000. The first expression in the range, a 45-year-old single malt, was unveiled in February 2020. Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit will launch one whiskey each year until 2025 as part of the new collection, with each expression ranging in age from 45 to 50 years. The six-strong series is thought to…

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