New Spirit Releases - April 21, 2023

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: Garrison Brothers
Apr 21, 2023
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    Garrison Brothers Lady Bird is the ninth addition to the Texas distillery's portfolio. It begins with their flagship wheated bourbon recipe which is then aged in new white American oak for four years. Next, it's infused with Burleson's Texas Wildflower Honey for 8 months before the bourbon is transferred to French oak Cognac XO barrels for 3 more years. The bourbon is named for Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady from 1962-1969. Garrison Brothers will be donating $5 for each bottle sold to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in her honor. Garrison Brothers Lady Bird will launch at the distillery on May 6, 2023 before a nationwide launch in mid-May 2023. (SRP $179.99)
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    This blended Scotch whisky expression honors the coronation of a new British monarch, King Charles III. Crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, the bottling is a blend of 53 rare and unique malt & grain whiskies. Notably, the first ever Royal Salute bottling was created as a gift for Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth II on her coronation day in 1953. It's packaged in a Dartington crystal decanter with a deep sapphire blue color. Additionally, the wooden box it's housed in was inspired by Westminster Abbey, the historic setting of British coronation ceremonies since 1066. Only 500 bottles available worldwide with 56 set aside for the US. Available for pre-order in mid-April 2023 via ReserveBar and at select retailers the first week of May 2023. (SRP $25,000)
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    This Glengoyne 15 Year is an update to a previous 15 Year single malt expression and it's a core expression in its portfolio. Glengoyne which translates to 'Glen of the Wild Geese,' has uniquely-shaped stills that results in a long distillation. As a result, this creates a light and fruity signature spirit. Here, the new make whisky is matured in first-fill bourbon (20%), first-fill sherry (25%) and refill casks (55%). Following a UK launch in fall 2022, Glengoyne 15 Year was released in the US in April 2023. (SRP $129.99)
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    This whiskey from BBCo. was made in collaboration with Barbados-based Foursquare Rum. Beginning with a blend of 7 year-old straight rye and 17 year-old straight bourbon, the whiskey was further aged for 23 months in Foursquare Rum barrels on the top floor of warehouse G. There are approximately 3,000 9L cases available of this Collaborative Series release. It's bottled at 107 proof and available beginning April 2023. (SRP $159.99)
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    Blood Oath is an annual limited edition release crafted by Lux Row Master Distiller & Blender John Rempe. For Pact No. 9, Rempe blended three batches of Kentucky straight high-rye bourbon: a 16 year, an 12 year, and an 7 year which was finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. 17,000 3-pack cases of Pact No. 9 were created and will be made available as of April 2023. (SRP $129.99)
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    The Buffalo Trace Old Charter Oak series was first launched in 2018 to distinguish the diverse taste profiles of barrels made from trees grown in different countries, climates, and soil types. This release explores Spanish oak harvested from the forests of Northern Spain. It is bottled at 92 proof and available in limited quantities beginning spring 2023. (SRP $69.99)
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    Charlie's Batch is the first batch of Booker's Bourbon released in 2023. This batch is named for Charlie Hutchens who is the craftsman behind the signature wooden boxes that Booker's Bourbon is packaged in. Charlie is a longtime family friend and former employee of Booker Noe. This batch was aged for 7 years, 1 month, and 8 days. Like all Booker's Small Batch Bourbon bottlings, this is uncut and unfiltered with this batch coming in at 126.6 proof. Available as of April 2023 nationwide. (SRP $89.99)
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    Kings County Coffee Whiskey was made in collaboration with the NYC distillery's Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbors Parlor Coffee. It's made from a blend of Kings County Whiskey (blend of bourbon and corn whiskey) and Parlor's ready-to-drink Cold Brew. Each 1.5 oz serving contains 14mg of caffeine. The distillery is launching Coffee Whiskey on April 19, 2023 with a rollout to NY and national distributors the next day. It's bottled at 40% ABV and is sold in 750ml sized bottle. (SRP ~ $45)
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    Remy Cointreau has relaunched the French cognac and pear liqueur brand Belle de Brillet. The recipe of the liqueur has been revamped while staying true to Jean-Louis Brillet's original vision. The new bottling replaces the pear flavors in the original version with pear distillate. Also, the sugar level has been reduced by 15%. The alcohol content strictly comes from the cognac and pear distillate with no neutral alcohol added. And of course, the packaging has been updated with a reduction in weight and a modern label design. It is bottled at 60 proof and is available nationwide beginning April 2023. (SRP $39.99)
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    This Rhum Vieux Agricole from Rhum J.M is made from a blend of rums aged for at least 3 years in new American oak barrels crafted at the distillery's own cooperage. Notably, the barrels feature two unique custom heavy toasts including a deep alligator char which is meant to impart a peat-like flavor as a nod to the terroir of the volcano. Terroir Volcanique is launching in the US in time for Earth Day 2023. (SRP $42.99)
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    Mayenda is a sipping tequila brand under the Campari Group portfolio. It's made with 100% azul agave under the guidance of Maestro Tequilero Jesus Susunaga and his team at Casa San Nicolás in Jalisco. There are two production techniques that are unique to this brand. Prior to the final distillation in copper pot stills, the base distillate has been macerated with roasted piñas (the heart of the agave) and the distillate has been blended with agave miel or "honey" which is also a product from the cooking stage. There are no added sugars or additives post distillation. Mayenda Blanco Tequila is launching in the US and in Mexico as of April 2023. (SRP $70)