New Spirits Releases - March 10, 2023

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon! Photo credit: Bushmills
Mar 10, 2023
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    This Bushmills 30 Year is a permanent addition to the brand's portfolio and is the oldest release in its core range to date. The single malt is triple-distilled and initially matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry butts for 14 years. Then the single malt is finished in PX sherry casks for 16 years. It's bottled without chill-filtration at 46% ABV. Availability begins in the US in March 2023 with a worldwide launch to follow later in the year. (SRP $2,200)
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    This Bushmills 25 Year is a permanent addition to the brand's portfolio. The single malt is triple-distilled and initially matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry butts for almost six years. Then the single malt is finished in first-fill ruby port pipes made from European oak for 21 years. It's bottled without chill-filtration at 46% ABV. Availability begins in the US in March 2023 with a worldwide launch to follow later in the year. (SRP $900)
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    The Red Silkie was the first release for the brand's Cask Collection and it was first released in 2020. This second edition returned to shelves in 2023 with a limited run of 5,300 bottles. Like the first release, the brand begins with their flagship Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey (a blend of double and triple distilled single malts and single grain whiskeys). One parcel of whiskey is aged in Rioja red wine casks and another in Ribera del Duero red wine casks for six months. Then the whiskeys are dumped from those barrels and married for a time before bottling. Bottled at 46% ABV, it's available beginning March 2023. (SRP $54.99)
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    This bottling celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first iteration of The Peat Monster, a collaboration between NYC's Park Avenue Liquors and Compass Box. This anniversary release highlights American coopers by finishing about half of the whisky for 3-4 months in specialty American white oak barrels (toasted and light #2 char) made by Independent Stave Company. Also, the barrels had been shipped to Scotland and filled with grain spirit for a year. The blended malt whiskies are as follows: "Williamson Islay Malt" aged in refill American oak hogsheads (35%); malt whisky from Caol Ila aged in refill American oak hogsheads (34.2%), American oak bourbon barrels (17.9%), and refill puncheons (11.8%); and Compass Box's Highland Malt Blend aged in French oak barrels w/heavy toast (1.1%). Only 9,126 bottles worldwide, it's bottled at cask strength of 56.7% ABV. Availability begins March 2023. (SRP $125)

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    This is the second annual Diamond Peak release, a limited edition bottling featuring a creative cask. Here, Stranahan's begins with its 100% malted barley Colorado single malt whiskey that's been aged from 5-8 years (the barrels used were virgin American oak with a #3 char). Then the whiskey is finished for an additional two years in barrels which previously held Jose Cuervo's Reserva de la Familia Extra Añejo Tequila. Availability begins March 2023 online, at the distillery, and select Colorado retailers with a wider nationwide release to follow. (SRP $79.99-84.99)
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    Scholar's Craft Coffee Cask is a 100% malted barley American single malt whisky which initially aged in ex-bourbon barrels. It is then finished in barrels which formerly contained ethically-sourced small batch coffee. All proceeds from this bottling will go towards the Angela H. Moore - Women in Distilling Scholarship. This scholarship offers $100,000 of aid for female students at Appalachian State University who enter the field of distillation & whisky production. Available nationwide via ReserveBar beginning March 2023. (SRP $59.99)
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    This limited edition bottling is a spin off of its Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum which is a pineapple-flavored dark rum. This expression gets its smoky profile from the finishing casks from Teeling Distillery. Specifically, they use Teeling Blackpitts whiskey casks — a peated Irish single malt — to finish aging the rum. While this had previously been available in other markets, it is launching in the US beginning March 2023 at select retailers. (SRP $34.99)
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    The Kraken has added a gold spiced Caribbean rum to its portfolio with this bottling. It's bottled at 70 proof and is packaged in a variety of sizes including 750ml, L, and 1.75L, all with the brand's sea monster on the label. Available beginning March 2023. (SRP $21.99 for 750ml)
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    VIDA Puebla is a new addition to the Del Maguey portfolio. While the classic VIDA bottling is made in San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca, this mezcal is made at a new palenque located in Axocopan, Puebla. VIDA Puebla was made in collaboration with co-founder Steve Olson who wanted to bring to market a sustainably produced, easy drinking mezcal with a competitive price point. The mezcal is bottled at 80 proof and is available in select US markets including CA, FL, IL, NY, OH, & TX beginning March 2023. A nationwide release is expected to begin July 2023. (SRP $37.99)
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    SunnyD, the tangy orange drink, is now available in a ready-to-drink Vodka Seltzer. It's packaged and sold in either a single 12 oz can or a 4-pack. With an 4.5% ABV, each can has just 95 calories and zero grams of sugar. Available nationwide beginning March 11, 2023. (SRP $9.99 for the 4-pack or $1.99 per 12 oz can)