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BarSol Pisco Perfecto Amor BarSol Pisco introduces BarSol Perfecto Amor. Named after the marriage of pisco and grape juice obtained from the crush, BarSol Perfecto Amor is a Peruvian aperitif crafted in the Ica Valley and produced in one of the oldest distilleries of Peru, Bodega San Isidro, dating back to the 1800s. BarSol Perfecto Amor is a blend of fortified grape juice from the Quebranta, Italia, and Torontel varietals. Each grape varietal is juiced separately and fortified by pisco distilled of that same grape before blending the varietals together to become BarSol Perfecto Amor. “It was a long-standing tradition... Read more →

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First Peated American Single Malt Whiskey from Westland Distillery Seattle-based Westland Distillery has released a limited edition peated single malt whiskey titled “First Peated”. Westland’s First Peated American Single Malt Whiskey (SRP $65.00 a 750-ml) is the first peated expression released by the distillery and it serves as a prelude to Westland's Peated Malt Whiskey, which will soon become a mainstay in the distillery’s regular lineup of American Single Malt Whiskies. First Peated began as a mash of two separate malts that was distilled in Seattle by Westland then matured in charred new American oak casks. The first malt was... Read more →

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Rhum Clément Canne Bleue and Select Barrel Rhum Clément, AOC Martinique RhumAgricole, is adding two rums to its current US portfolio. Unlike rum distilled from molasses, a by-product of sugar production, the making of Rhum Agricole begins with sugarcane, which is pressed to extract fresh sugarcane juice, and then fermented and distilled to produce the end product. Rhum Agricole production must adhere to the standards of the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée of Martinique, an agricultural standard. Clément USA announces Clément Canne Bleue and Clément Select Barrel. Clément Canne Bleue is a white rhum made from a unique varietal of sugarcane: Canne... Read more →

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Soyombo Vodka From Mongolia comes Soyombo Vodka, a vodka produced by The APU Company, Mongolia's first national beverage company since 1924. Soyombo is produced, distilled, and bottled in Mongolia and is the number one selling super-premium vodka in Mongolia. Soyombo will be launched in five US markets: California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, upstate New York and Ohio; as well as at online spirits retail site Caskers.com; and in Canada. The suggested price is $29.99 (40% ABV; 750ml). Soyombo Vodka is distilled on the site of the last Emperor's palace, the Bogd Khan’s Winter Palace located in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of... Read more →

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A ton of new whiskies have come out in the past three weeks. Here they are: Chocasmoke Whiskey The First in the Seven Hills Series by Seven Stills is Chocasmoke Whiskey. The product is distilled from a chocolate oatmeal stout. It was brewed the wash at Mill Valley Beerworks and distilled at Stillwater Distillery in a 500 gallon Vendome copper pot still. It was aged 6 months in new charred American Oak barrels. Chocasmoke is the first release in the Seven Hills series, an ode to Twin Peaks, where the Seven Hills concept was born and recipe testing began. Only... Read more →

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In my latest story for Details.com (upgraded to a feature!) I wrote about pechuga-style mezcals. These are mezcal redistilled with seasonal fruits and nuts, plus a chicken or turkey (or deer or rabbit or pig) hanging in the still. I thought there were only a couple on the market, but there are at least 8 different brands available in the US. I looked into the origins/history of pechuga and how a few of them differ from each other. Plus: 26 different bars in which to drink it. Have a look! Related articles The Celebrity Tequila Index New Booze, Agave Edition:... Read more →

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