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Ireland’s Teeling Whiskey releases final bottling of ‘The Revival’

Teeling Whiskey unveiled the fifth and final bottling of “The Revival”, a teelingrevivallimited-edition, award-winning, commemorative Irish single malt. The The Revival Series was originally crafted to celebrate the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and with that, the revival of the tradition of distilling in Dublin.

The final bottling of The Revival precedes the launch of the first new Dublin distilled whiskey for over 40 years. Teeling Whiskey’s Single Pot Still Irish whiskey, fully distilled in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin’s Newmarket, will be released later this year.  Read the rest of this entry

Black Button Distilling to launch Lilac Gin

Rochester, N.Y.’s Black Button Distilling will launch its hand-crafted, limited-edition Lilac Gin on Friday, May 12, to commemorate the first day of Rochester’s annual Lilac Festival and mark the start of the spring season.

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Cachaça on the go: Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha in a can

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If you like cachaça and its signature drink, the caipirinha, but you lament the fact that you lack the time or confidence in your mixing abilities to make your own, you’re going to be very happy to learn that there is now a pre-made version in a can—with a bubbly twist.
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Drink more Fernet Branca (in beer form!)

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A few years back, Odell Brewing released Fernet-Aged Porter, a chocolatey, coffee-like brew aged in barrels that once held fernet produced by Denver’s Leopold Bros. Distillery. Now, Chicago’s Forbidden Root restaurant and brewery, known for “botanic beers,” has taken that concept a step further and developed a brew using ingredients based on the flavor profile of the famous digestive. The brewery partnered with the makers iconic amaro Fernet Branca—the first time the latter has ever collaborated with a brewer. The result: Fernectic, an 8.4 percent ABV, a spicy, minty, herbal brew made with ingredients such as rhubarb, wormwood and saffron, pulled right from Fernet Branca’s recipe (which includes a total of 27 botanicals).

Forbidden Root unveils Fernetic at its West Town location on January 19th, offering it on draft and in a limited number of 22-ounce bottles for $14.99.

Samuel Smith’s, Merchant du Vin launch organic pear cider

organic-perrySamuel Smith’s Brewery and Merchant du Vin have announced the release of Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry, a USDA Certified Organic and naturally gluten-free sparkling pear cider.

Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry shows a clear pale straw color, smooth body, crisp but rich flavor of ripe pears, and the aroma of a summer pear orchard. The finish is dry, but, the company says, “not demanding or austere.” A crisp, clean wine yeast strain ferments Perry, to highlight the delicate pure pear flavor and maintain the soft aromatics, and results in an ABV of 5.0 percent.

Merchant du Vin has suggested a few food pairings: Blue cheese or Gorgonzola; arugula or Waldorf salad; sweet potatoes; pancetta or prosciutto; pear tart. Perry shows especially well alongside any dish featuring ginger.

Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry is sold in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles (355 mL – six 4-packs per case); and 18.7 oz. “Victorian pint” bottles (550 mL – 12 per case).

Sugarland unveils Hazelnut Rum

Sugarlands Distilling Company has unveiled Hazelnut Rum as the newest addition to its spirits line. The East Tennessee distillery partnered with distilling legends Mark Ramsey and Digger Manes from the hit series Moonshiners to develop the spirit.

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Hazelnut Rum sports aromas of toasted hazelnut and brown sugar. The full-bodied spirit blends flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and honey.  At 80 proof, it finishes with a sweet, oaky kick.

Ramsey and Manes created Hazelnut Rum while filming for the Discovery Channel program. The duo combined real hazelnuts and rum in their backwoods still to create a one-of-a-kind flavored spirit.