New Spirits Releases - March 3, 2023

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon! Photo credit: WhistlePig
Mar 03, 2023
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    Whistlepig The Béhôlden is a single malt whiskey made from 100% malted barley at the "first single malt distillery in North America." Aged for 21 years, it was initially matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels before a final finishing in Vermont in former Whistlepig rye barrels. The Béhôlden is being released as single barrels and for this limited spring release, there are 18 single barrels available. The nationwide launch begins March 1, 2023 via Whistlepig's online shop as well as select retailers. (SRP $799.99)
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    Solum is the third and final release in Westland's Outpost series which focuses on the Pacific Northwest and its sense of place. While Garryana highlighted oak and Colere featured barley, Solum puts the spotlight on peat — and the peat used here was harvested approx. 2 hours south of Seattle. The peat was harvested in a sustainable manner to ensure the health of the bog for future harvests. Using 100% Skagit Valley Malting peated malted barley, the American single malt whiskey was distilled and aged in the following cask types: Cooper's Reserve new American oak, Cooper's Select new American oak, and first-fill ex-bourbon barrels. Just 4,044 bottles are available globally with a launch in March 2023. (SRP $149.99)
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    This bottling not only commemorates the running of the 149th Kentucky Derby held in 2023, but it is also a 50th anniversary celebration of Secretariat winning the race in 1973. Of course, not only did the thoroughbred win the Derby that year, but he also won the Triple Crown and to this day still holds the fastest race times at each of the three events. This Woodford Reserve Bourbon bottle features the artwork of Kentucky native Jaime Corum, an equine artist known for her stunning horse portraits. This limited edition is sold globally in liter-sized bottles beginning in March 2023. Woodford Reserve is the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®. (SRP $55)
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    Kingsbarns Doocot is the brand's flagship whisky, replacing the former Dream to Dram which has been retired. It is made with barley sourced just 6 miles from the distillery in Fife. Using a long fermentation and slow distillation, the single malt is distilled and aged in two barrel types: ex-bourbon which accounts for 90% of the whisky and ex-Portuguese red wine casks which have been shaved, toasted and recharred making up the balance. Incidentally, Doocot — pronounced "doo-ket" — is the Scots word for dovecot, a freestanding nesting shelter for doves and one of the architectural features of the Lowlands distillery. Doocot is available globally beginning March 2023. (SRP $59.99)
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    Introduced in 2023, Balcomie is a core single malt for the Kingsbarns portfolio. Like the flagship Doocot bottling, it too is made from 100% malted barley sourced just six miles from the distillery. It is aged exclusively in former oloroso sherry casks made from American oak. Bottled at 46% without chill filtration, it's available globally beginning March 2023. (SRP $59.99)
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    Triple Dog Irish Whiskey is triple-distilled in copper pot & column stills using malted and unmalted grains. It's crafted on the east coast of Ireland in Dundalk, Co. Louth and aged for at least 5 years in French oak barrels. Available beginning March 2023 online nationwide and in select retailers, bars, and restaurants in Texas and California. Expansion is planned for other US states later in the year. (SRP $39.99)
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    Hendrick's Flora Adora is a limited edition gin crafted by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie at the Hendrick's Gin Palace in southwest Scotland. She was inspired by garden flowers which are more enticing than others to pollinators like bees, birds, and butterflies. Availability begins March 2023. (SRP $39.99)
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    Caleño Light & Zesty is a non-alcoholic gin alternative featuring a mix of citrus, Inca berry and pineapple flavors. It has 0% alcohol, is sugar and gluten free and is vegan friendly. After an initial launch in the UK in 2019, Caleño has expanded its availability to include some European countries and the Middle East. The US launch is set for March 2023 with Australia to follow. (SRP $33 for 500ml)
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    Caleño Dark & Spicy is a non-alcoholic spiced rum alternative made with ingredients such as pineapple, coconut, ginger, vanilla, kola nut and lime. It is vegan-friendly, gluten free and has no added sugar. After an initial launch in the UK in 2019, Caleño has expanded its availability to include some European countries and the Middle East. The US launch is set for March 2023 with Australia to follow. (SRP $33 for 500ml)