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New Booze: Tincup American Whiskey

CL48356Proximo announces the launch of Tincup American Whiskey.  Created by Jess Graber, founder of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, Tincup is made from a blend of corn, rye and malt.  Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, it is bottled at 84 proof in Colorado using Rocky Mountain water. Tincup is rolling out in select markets at a suggested retail price of $27.99 (750 ml).

Tincup is named for Tincup, an old mining town in Gunnison County, Colo., which itself was named for the tin cups used by miners. Its closure is an actual tin cup that can be used for sipping and sharing.

It is owned and distributed by Proximo and is rolling out in Colorado, Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Washington. 

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New Booze: Two New GlenDronach Expressions

Image003The GlenDronach Distillery, located in Scotland’s East Highland hills in Aberdeenshire, and imported to the U.S. by Anchor Distilling Company, now launches two new expressions: The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish (part of its wood finish program) and The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 2.

Founded in 1826, The GlenDronach is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, passing through such notable hands as founder James Allardice, Walter Scott (1830), Captain Charles Grant (1920), William Teacher & Sons (1960), Chivas Brothers (2005), and finally Scotch whisky veteran Billy Walker, who revived the distillery in 2008.

The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish (46% ABV, 750ml, SRP $79.99) is initially matured in European oak and thereafter finished in a small batch of Tawny Port barrels.

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch Two (50-60% ABV, 750ml, SRP $149.99) has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. 

For more information on The GlenDronach or distribution, visit


New Booze: Crown Royal XO

Image001Crown Royal introduces Crown Royal XO, an ultra-premium blended Canadian whisky by Crown Royal Master Blender Andrew MacKay. The blend of more than 50 of Crown Royal’s whiskies is finished in cognac casks from the French Limousin Forest.

Crown Royal XO will be sold at a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750 ml bottle and will be available nationwide in early January.


New Booze: Evan Williams Single Barrel

The latest vintage of Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the 2004 edition, is now shipping to select retailers and on premise operators nationwide.

EWSB_Bottle_No_DateHeaven Hill Distilleries, the nation’s largest family-owned and operated independent spirits producer and the world’s second-largest holder of aging Bourbon, annually releases the newest edition in the series that goes back 19 years.

As with the previous 18 vintages, each bottle of the 2004 edition of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is marked with the exact date that it was placed in oak and bottled, in addition to the serial number of the single barrel from which it was drawn. 

The 86.6 proof Bourbon is matured in natural open-rick warehouses under the careful supervision of Heaven Hill’s Master Distillers.  The 2004 Vintage is available nationally at an average retail price of $26.99 for a 750 ml bottle.


New Booze: Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

PE_white_LRCutty Sark is announcing a new edition to its line of blended Scotch whiskies. A nod to the brand’s origins during the Prohibition era, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky pays tribute to the style of liquid consumed during the 1920s.

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition (coined “Cutty Pro”) salutes the notorious Captain William McCoy, who smuggled Cutty Sark into American speakeasies. McCoy possessed a reputation as a distributor of the highest quality products, always genuine and never adulterated, giving rise to Cutty Sark’s nickname, “The Real McCoy.” The black opaque bottle design and cork seal are a hat tip to the type of whisky bottles prevalent during the Prohibition era.

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is made in Scotland in small batches from grain and single malt whiskies, matured in American Oak casks and bottled at 50% ABV (100 proof).

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is available now in select markets, rolling out nationwide throughout 2014 with a recommended retail price of $29.99.



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GlenDronach 15 year old tawny port wood finish?!! Must.Try.

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