Whisky Booze News:
William Grant & Sons USA has unveiled a new limited-edition Glenfiddich bottling, Cask of Dreams. The new offering is a marriage of Glenfiddich whiskies taken from a hand-picked selection of American oak casks holding matured whiskies of a variety of ages, with the youngest being 14 years old. The blend was then finished in 11 virgin American oak casks, which had previously been inscribed by thousands of Americans with their own personal dreams and aspirations. Selling for $99 a 750-ml., only 3,500 bottles of Cask of Dreams (48.8%-ABV) are available in the U.S.
Oregon’s Hood River Distillers, known for its Pendleton Canadian whisky, is joining the fast-rising flavored whisky category with the launch of SinFire Cinnamon Whisky. Targeting men and women 21-40, the new brand will be in national distribution next month at around $17 a bottle. That puts it roughly in line with Sazerac’s Fireball, also a cinnamon-flavored whisky, which has garnered a strong following as a shot option among the younger LDA crowd over the past year.
New Jersey-based importer and marketer Vision Wine & Spirits has added the newly launched John B. Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey brand to its U.S. portfolio. Best known for its long legacy of hat manufacturing, the John B. Stetson company crafts its Bourbon with Native American corn, barley, rye and wheat, distills it twice in a copper pot still and ages the liquid in new American white oak barrels for four years. Priced at $26.99 a 750-ml., John B. Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon is available nationally.
Source: Shanken News Daily