Control State Update March 3, 2015

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NH LIQUOR COMMISSION ANNOUNCES WINNER OF CUSTOM 1953 FORD PICKUP

Last summer, Helen Hescock, 72, of Enosburg Falls, Vermont, visited the NH Liquor & Wine Outlet at the Hooksett Welcome Center on Interstate 93 Southbound as she often does when traveling through New Hampshire. In addition to picking up spiced rum, she noticed a Sailor Jerry display with a Custom Sailor Jerry 1953 Ford 100 Pickup. She entered her name in the promotion. Click here to read more.

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CASK CONDITIONED

Irish whiskey is still high-proof strong after so many years of double-digit growth. More than riding on the coattails of American’s infatuation with whiskey, Irish is enlarging the demographic, bringing new consumers into the fold with its easy drinkability and mixability and now intriguing geeks with more nuanced and complex expressions of the Irish spirit. Click here to read more.


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CARAMEL COMFORT
Caramel Comfort can be served in a variety of ways, including mixed with Sprite, and meets consumer demand for new flavors. Along with Caramel, Southern Comfort also announces its largest packaging evolution in nearly a decade. Click here to read more.
NEW CAPTAIN MORGAN FLAVORS
Captain Morgan Rum has introduced three new flavors — Pineapple, Coconut and Grapefruit Rum. Crafted from the waters of the Caribbean, Captain Morgan’s new flavors are five times distilled and made with fine cane molasses. Click here to read more.
SKINNYGIRL PINOT NOIR AND SPICY LIME MARGARITA
Skinnygirl has introduced two new products: Spicy Lime Margarita and Pinot Noir. The Spicy Lime Margarita is a combination of heat meets sweet, offering a balance of cool lime, spicy chili and tequila. Click here to read more.
YELLOW SPOT IRISH WHISKEY
The 12-year-old Yellow Spot is matured in a combination of American bourbon, Spanish sherry and Spanish Malaga casks. It is the taste of a bonder’s style Pot Still Irish Whiskey and is known for its complex taste profile, possessing honey sweetness with pot still spices. Click here to read more.

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BUD LIGHT MIXXTAIL
Bud Light MIXXTAIL is 8% ABV and available in three flavors – Long Island, Firewalker and Hurricane.Like the cocktails that inspired it, Bud Light MIXXTAIL is best served over ice. The new drink will be available in 8-packs of 11.5 oz. re-closeable aluminum bottles and single-serve 16 oz. and 25 oz. cans. Click here to read more.
VINIQ SHIMMERING LIQUEUR
Viniq is a fusion of premium vodka, Moscato and natural fruit flavor. When shaken, Viniq shimmers. The shimmer is the same ingredient that gives frosting its shine or rock candy its sparkle. Viniq was initially tested in seven markets and became a staple at nightspots in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Click here to read more.
PINNACLE MIMOSA, HABANERO
The Pinnacle Mimosa is crystal clear, water white, with an aroma reminiscent of freshly squeezed orange with floral wine notes. The Pinnacle Habanero is also crystal clear, water white, with an aroma reminiscent of lightly acidic chili pepper. Click here to read more.
UV RED RUBY GRAPEFRUIT
This mixable spirit is a balance between tangy and sweet. Made with all natural flavors and real grapefruit juice, it’s enjoyable over ice or in a mixed cocktail. The new flavor hits shelves nationally in March. Click here to read more.

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CANADA ON THE CUSP

Canadian whisky may not get as much respect as its Irish, Scottish and American counterparts these days, but if whisky-buying was “American Idol,” Canadian would definitely be competing in the finals. After all, the entire category moved more than 13 million cases in the U.S. last year, second only to Bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys among brown spirits. Click here to read more.

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BLENDS HOLD THEIR OWN

While the popularity of Napa Valley grapes such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon will never wane, California’s beloved wine region has also become quite well known for its blends, primarily crafted from the area’s star red grape. Click here to read more.

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