New Spirits Releases - May 13, 2022

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: American Highway Reserve
May 13, 2022
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    American Highway Reserve is a bourbon brand made in collaboration with Bardstown Bourbon Co. and country music artist Brad Paisley. For Route 2, the final blend incorporated three bourbons, two from Kentucky and one from Georgia, each with different mash bills. These bourbons were between 4-12 years of age. Like the previous batch, the bourbon barrels for Route 2 were further aged in a Rolling Rickhouse -- literally a semi-trailer truck -- which followed Paisley on his summer 2021 tour. Incidentally, Route 2 traveled more miles on the road than the first batch so expect to see flavor differences for both the bourbon recipe and the finishing effect as well. Only 10,000 cases are available in select markets as of May 2022.
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    This limited edition release begins with a Kentucky straight rye (95% rye, 5% malted barley) which is aged over 4 years. It's then finished in Caribbean rum casks for at least 6 months before bottling. It's non chill filtered and bottled at 95 proof. Only 25 barrels were selected for this bottling which is available as of May 2022 in select US markets.
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    This is the second release in The Rare Casks series which first launched in 2020. This single malt was made with 100% unpeated Irish malted barley and was triple-distilled in April 1992. After distillation it aged for 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels. Then it was recasked into a former Pedro Ximenez cask or its final 17 years of maturation. It is bottled at 53% ABV. Only 500 bottles are available at select retailers and online with Flaviar beginning May 2022. (SRP $749.99)
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    This limited edition expression of Timorous Beastie, a Highland Blended Malt offering from Douglas Laing, was released on Friday May 13, 2022. Dubbed Meet the Beast, this 13 year blended malt was aged exclusively in American oak barrels. It's bottled at natural cask strength without chill-filtration at 52.5% ABV. Like all previous bottlings, the label features "the beast" -- the brand's field mouse character to which the brand name refers. Only 3000 bottles produced.
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    This flavored whiskey from Michigan's Traverse City Whiskey Co. is made by infusing their bourbon whiskey with Michigan peaches. Available in select US markets as of May 2022.
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    This limited edition tequila from Calirosa is the oldest release to date from the brand at 5 years old. It's produced by the Real family in Amatitán, Jalisco from 100% blue weber agave and is aged entirely in California red wine barrels. It's available as of May 5, 2022 for Total Wine's Concierge Members with a wider roll out to follow shortly thereafter.
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    Crystal Head Pride Bottle is a rainbow-colored bottle designed in the same manner as its standard Crystal Head Vodka skull bottle. The vodka will be the same gluten-free vodka distilled from a variety of corn called peaches and cream. It's filtered through layers of quartz crystals known as Herkimer diamonds and the water used in its production is glacial water from Newfoundland where the vodka is distilled. First released in May 2020, this has since been an annual limited edition release scheduled to be on shelves from May-July each year in select US, Canadian, and European markets to help celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.