New Spirit Releases - August 4, 2023

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: Legent Bourbon
Aug 04, 2023
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    The first limited edition expression of Legent begins as Kentucky bourbon aged for 8 years in Kentucky. Then it traveled to Japan where it was blended and finished at The House of Suntory's flagship Yamazaki Distillery. Chief Blender of Suntory Whisky Shinji Fukuyo took three parcels of the 8 year-old Kentucky bourbon and matured them in three different casks: Spanish oak sherry casks, French oak wine casks, and Spanish oak sherry casks that were used to age Yamazaki Japanese single malt whisky. Then he blended in more 8 year-old Kentucky bourbon. Bottled at 57% ABV, Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend is available for a limited time at select locations in the US, Canada, Germany, and Global Travel Retail. (SRP $199.99)
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    Laguna Madre is Garrison Brothers' oldest and rarest Texas straight bourbon at a total of eight years of aging. The first four are spent in white American oak oak barrels with the next four in French Limousin oak barrels. Named for the blue waters along the Texas' gulf coast, there were 2,100 bottles made with the first thousand going to fans at the release event on July 22, 2023. The remainder will be available at limited bars, restaurants and retailers by the end of July 2023. (SRP $349)
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    This is the 11th release in Jack Daniel's Distillery Series collection of experimental whiskeys. Here, the brand has finished a Tennessee whiskey in añejo tequila barrels. Incidentally, these añejo tequila barrels previously held Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey so they have completed the circle. This bottling was selected by Whiskey Taster Danny Lamb. It's bottled at 90 proof and is available at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop at the Jack Daniel's Distillery as well as select retailers in Tennessee. (SRP $41.99 for 375ml)
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    High West Campfire is a blended whiskey expression that features straight bourbon whiskeys, straight rye whiskeys, and blended malt Scotch whiskies with their ages ranging from 4-8 years. Notably, this 2023 release is the first batch for the brand which is made entirely with High West's own rye whiskey. As part of the brand's "Protect the West" initiative, they will be donating $50,000 to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. The annual limited edition release will be available beginning August 4, 2023. (SRP $79.99)
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    Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 is made from a blend of straight bourbon whiskeys distilled in Indiana (6, 7 & 8 year-olds), Tennessee (7 & 13 year-olds) and Kentucky (8 year-old). The resulting blend had a mash bill recipe of 78% corn, 18% rye and 4% malted barley. Batch 035 is bottled at cask strength of 116.24 proof and is available as of August 2023. (SRP $90)
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    Barrell Rye 004 is made from a blend of straight rye whiskeys distilled in Indiana (5. 6, & 10 year-olds), Tennessee (5 year-old), Kentucky (6 year-old),and Canada (14 year-old). The resulting blend had a mash bill recipe of 89% rye, 7% corn and 4% malted barley. Batch 004 is bottled at cask strength of 115.7 proof and is available as of August 2023. (SRP $90)
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    Made in partnership with the New York Mets and William Grant & Sons USA , parent company of Hudson Whiskey, this limited edition bottling of Hudson's Bright Lights, Big Bourbon has been named the "Official Bourbon of the Mets." It was distilled in New York's Hudson Valley from New York corn, rye, and malted barley and was aged in new, charred American oak barrels for a minimum of three years. This limited-edition bottle will be available for purchase beginning August 2023 at select retailers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (SRP $39.99 - 750ml)
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    Wolfie's Whisky is a blended Scotch whisky brand made in partnership with British rock/pop recording artist Rod Stewart. Made with grain and malt whiskies, it is distilled, blended, and bottled at Loch Lomond Distillery. The brand launched in 2023 in the UK and Europe and launched in August 2023 to coincide with start of Stewart's North American tour in Denver on August 1st. (SRP $44.99)
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    Announced in July 2023, this flavored grapefruit vodka is made with Sobieski's 100% rye vodka and natural grapefruit juice. It is the fifth flavored expression for the brand following Orange, Vanilla, Raspberry, and Lemon Vodkas. Like those expressions it is bottled at 35% ABV, but unlike the others this has a natural pink/orange color added. Available nationally in four different sizes (50ml, 750, 1L, and 1.75L) beginning with New York, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio. (SRP $13.99 for 750ml)
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    Like the Ferrand Dry Curaçao released in 2012, Maison Ferrand owner Alexandre Gabriel made this Yuzu Late Harvest Dry Curaçao in consultation with drinks historian David Wondrich. The yuzu fruit which was sourced from L'Agrumiste, a biodiverse orchard in the Mediterranean, was allowed to be harvested past its peak maturity in February rather than the fall. The whole yuzu fruit is macerated in grape spirit for a week and then distilled. Then the yuzu distillate is married with a touch of yuzu infusion, bourbon vanilla, brandy, and Ferrand Cognac. Availability for the US begins July 2023 nationwide. (SRP $35.99)