It's a relatively quiet month here at New Booze, most likely because everyone was busy at Tales of the Cocktail. For new releases (and in a couple cases new-to-me releases instead) include 2 whiskies, 3 rums, and a liqueur.
FEW Spirits announces a collaboration with The Flaming Lips: Brainville Rye Whiskey. The whiskey is made from a combination of rye, corn and malted barley grown within 150 miles of the FEW distillery, and aged in new, charred American oak barrels custom-made in Minnesota. Like FEW's regular rye whiskey, the mash is fermented using a French wine yeast. The whiskey will be bottled in the same bottles used for all of FEW's spirits and available as a limited edition of only 5,000.
González Byass offers a new addition to its spirits portfolio: The Nomad Outland Whisky. This traditional Scottish whisky is aged in mature Pedro Ximénez sherry barrels. González Byass Master Blender, Antonio Flores, teamed up with Whisky blender Richard Paterson to create a Scotland-born, Jerez-aged spirit. While aging whisky in sherry casks in common in Scotland, The Nomad Outland is the only whiskey in the world that is allowed to age in the González Byass cellars. The Nomad Outland blend is produced from Whiskies between 5- and 8-years-old which are left to mature in Sherry butts in Scotland for three years, altogether, before being transferred to Jerez to be aged in the San Fernando cellars of González Byass for a minimum of 12 months.
Escubac is the first release from Sweetdram, a new London-based distilling collective, who have deconstructed a defunct recipe from the 1700s and reimagined it for today. The result: a contemporary liqueur, which is refined, aromatic and drier than other products in the sector. Escubac can be sipped the same way you would a premium whisky, used as a gin substitute in select cocktails, or mixed with tonic water for an exciting alternative to the classic G&T.
The unique component of Gunpowder Proof is rum distilled from vintage wooden pot stills. The two existing wooden pot stills, first put in use in the early 1700s and located in Guyana’s Demerara River Valley, impregnate the rum with esters (naturally occurring organic flavoring compounds) far beyond those of any other rum.
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$24.99 for 750ml (Average price)
Bayou Rum is a pot distilled American rum produced from fresh Louisiana sugarcane. There’s a long history of rum making in Louisiana, but in April 2016, we built upon that history when we rolled into Baltimore, Maryland. While the products – Bayou Select, Bayou Silver, Bayou Spiced and Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur – have been available across the Gulf South since 2013, Bayou Rum announces the recent partnership with distributor Stoli Group.
Released in 2016 for the first time, our Graciosa expression is aged for 2 years in repurposed oak and finished for 18 months in castanheira do Pará (Brazil nut) barrels.