StateWays showcases the latest holiday gift packs, gift sets, shelf talkers, and other off-premise holiday promotions. Spirits brands are pairing their products with everything from glasses to ice trays to smaller bottles of new flavors this year. Check out some of the best here.
Innovation Drives Cognac
While American brandies see a modest decline, the higher-priced cousin moves up.
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, made using a blend from a 180-year-old pot still, is now available in the U.S. The 80-proof spirit has a soft almond taste, with nougat, peach, caramel and vanilla flavors, according to the company. Made in the world’s oldest operating distillery in the small town of Kilbeggan, which was founded more than 250 years ago, Kilbeggan is available for a suggested retail price of $23.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
Parker’s Heritage Collection 2012
Uncork A Spanish Wine Legend For The Holidays
Chardonnay: Australia Answers Back
Portuguese Wines Come of Age, Steal Spain’s Thunder
Napa’s Neighbor Lake County Gains Respect
Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris explains the three barrels the company’s new Master’s Collection offering was aged in: maplewood, Sherry wood and Port wood. The three agings take place after the traditional aging in American Oak, which gives rise to the name of the new flavor: Four Wood.
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