New Spirits Releases - December 2, 2022

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: George Dickel
Dec 02, 2022
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    George Dickel 17 Year Reserve Cask Strength is a Tennessee whisky made with the brand's signature mash bill recipe of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley. General Manager and Lead Distiller Nicole Austin selected the barrels for this release and has bottled them at a cask strength of 92 proof. A previous 17 Year bottling was released in 2016, but that was packaged in 375ml bottles and had limited availability. This release is available as of December 2022 at select retail markets across the US. (SRP $250)
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    This 16th limited edition collection from Heaven Hill consists of two Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys made with HH's traditional mash bill (78% corn, 10% rye, 12% malted barley). One, which represents 67% of the blend, was aged for 13 years before then being re-barreled into new, charred American oak barrels with a level 3 char. It finished its maturation there for four weeks. That lot was then blended with a 15 year-old bourbon which makes up the remaining 33% of the bottling. It's bottled without chill-filtration at barrel proof (132.2). Heaven Hill will donate a portion of the proceeds to support ALS research and patient care In honor of the late Master Distiller Parker Beam. Available nationally and internationally in limited quantities as of early December 2022. (SRP $174.99)
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    Piggybank is a limited edition straight rye whiskey release from WhistlePig Whiskey. It's packaged in a porcine decanter, the design of which is based on a 19th century Berkshire Bitter Pig. After 10 years of aging, it's bottled at 110 proof and is wax-sealed. Available nationwide at select retailers as of December 2022. (SRP $199.99)
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    First released in 2021, Rabbit Hole has re-released its Raceking Founder's Collection and has stated that it will be an ongoing annual release each fall. The recipe for the Kentucky straight bourbon remains the same as the inaugural edition: 70% corn, 13% rye, 10% malted rye, 4% chocolate malted wheat, and 3% chocolate malted barley. It was aged in new, toasted & charred American oak barrels and bottled at cask strength. Availability begins in December 2022 at the Rabbit Hole Distillery an then a wider national release is expected in early 2023. Only 1,335 bottles available for the 2022 edition. (SRP $395)
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    Stellum Black is the premium brand extension of Stellum Spirits brought to us from the folks at Barrell Craft Spirits. The base for Stellum Black Bourbon bottlings feature a base of Indiana straight bourbon whiskeys blended with older straight bourbon whiskeys from Kentucky and Tennessee. The flavor profile of this bottling was "inspired by the Hunter's Moon of October." This limited edition release is bottled at a cask strength of 115.52 proof. Available at select US retailers beginning December 2022. (SRP $99)
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    Stellum Black is the premium brand extension of Stellum Spirits brought to us from the folks at Barrell Craft Spirits. The base for Stellum Black Rye bottlings feature a base of Indiana straight rye whiskeys blended with older straight rye whiskeys from Kentucky and Tennessee. The Lone Cypress is named for one of the world's most famous trees located on the coast of Monterey Peninsula. This limited edition release is bottled at a cask strength of 115.39 proof. Available at select US retailers beginning December 2022. (SRP $99)
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    Released in December 2022, this bottling was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of whiskey making at Wyoming Whiskey. Using Wyoming grains, the mash bill recipe used for this bourbon was 68% corn, 20% rye and 12% malted barley. Founding Master Distiller Steve Nally and Master Blender Nancy Fraley barrel selected and batched this edition. The barrels used in this bottling were filled in November and December 2011 and aged for 10.5 years. This Ten Year Anniversary Edition is the oldest product released by Wyoming Whiskey to date. Available in select US markets including CA, CO, GA, MA, NY and WY. (SRP $199.99)
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    Snowflake is an annual limited edition winter release from Stranahan's. First released in 2011, this batch #25 was released at the distillery on December 3, 2022 at 11am MT. Like all snowflakes, no two releases are the same. This year's batch is named Humboldt Pea in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Per tradition, each Snowflake release is an American single malt whiskey aged between 5-10 years in new, white American oak barrels with a #3 char before transferring to a variety of barrels sourced from around the world. Snowflake Humboldt Peak was finished in casks that once held cabernet sauvignon wine, oloroso sherry and Barbados rum. (SRP $119.99)
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    Series Two from Hidden Barn is a Kentucky straight bourbon which is distilled at MB Roland Distillery. The bourbon is made using a high-rye mash bill (60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley) and it was distilled on a pot still. Master Blender Jackie Zykan selected the ten barrels for the batch. Aged for 5-6 years in wood-fired Kelvin Cooperage American white oak barrels, batch #1 comes in at 112 proof. Available at select US retailers as of December 1, 2022. (SRP $74.99)
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    This is the 10th release for Jack Daniel's Distillery Series, a collection of releases highlighting the brand's experimental whiskeys. This bottling is a straight Tennessee whiskey initially aged in charred white oak barrels. It was then finished with toasted pecan wood chips. This release was selected by Jack Daniel's longtime employee Randy "Goose" Baxter. Available at the Jack Daniel's White Rabbit Bottle Shop and at select Tennessee retailers as of December 2022. (SRP $41.99 for 375ml)
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    This bottling of Johnnie Walker Blue Label was created in honor of the 2023 Lunar New Year, Year of the Rabbit. The rabbit symbolizes mercy, elegance and beauty as well as longevity in traditional Asian culture. Shanghai-based designer Angel Chen designed the label and packaging for this release. The contents inside feature the classic Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky blend of rare and exclusive malt and grain whiskies including some whiskies from "ghost" or closed distilleries. This limited edition was released globally in December 2022. (SRP $275)
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    Made entirely in Idaho, this is a revamped version of Farmer's Organic Gin. The wheat used in its production is grown by 1,000 Spring Mill Farm, an organic and non-GMO farming organization. In addition to juniper, other listed botanicals include elderflower, lemongrass, coriander, rose, angelica root and hemp seed. This bottling replaces the previous version and is available throughout the US beginning November 2022. (SRP $34.99)
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    Spirited Seas is the brand's first ocean aged rum. In 2020, Goslings took a blend of aged dark Bermudan rum and placed it into 60 used bourbon barrels. They then placed the barrels onto the Oleander, a container ship which travels weekly across the Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to New Jersey. After 40 weeks and almost 60,000 miles it was bottled at 44% ABV. This is intended to be a permanent addition to the portfolio. Available beginning November 2022. (SRP $59.99)
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    Diablito Rojo is a one time limited edition release from 123 Organic Tequila. It's made from single estate 100% organic blue weber agave which is initially aged in Limousin oak casks for a minimum of 7 years. It was then finished for six months in Limousin oak casks which previously held Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon wine. Only 2,000 bottles produced. Available as of December 2022. (SRP $695)