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In Tennessee

George Dickel Bottled in Bond S

May 22, 2021 – The historic George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey released the latest vintage of their highly acclaimed Bottled in Bond whisky series, Spring 2007, which will be available as a limited-time offering. This bottling is the first offering of the series from a spring distilling season, and follows the releases of the brand’s top-rated and award-winning Fall 2005 and Fall 2008 whiskies (including Fall 2008 winning Double Gold at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition this month)! 

George Dickel Bottled in Bond is a 13-year-old whisky, offering the bold and balanced profile that made this whisky series a fan favorite.  At 100 proof, Bottled in Bond fans can enjoy this whisky neat or on the rocks in addition to mixing it into their favorite classic cocktails.  Available now in select markets nationwide for a suggested retail of $44.99. 

The Tennessee Legislature officially declared May 21st as International Tennessee Whiskey Day which no doubt will become an annual observance.   May 21 is a significant date because in 1937 the state repealed the ban on manufacturing alcoholic beverages in Tennessee.  (Prohibition ended December 5, 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment.)  While there are now whiskey distilleries in every state, Tennessee is home to the nation’s oldest registered distillery and the state has a long, rich history with whiskey making.

In Kentucky

Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon S

Wild Turkey 101 has introduced a redesigned package. The sleek new bottle design, which will be available for both the Bourbon and Rye, features an embossed Wild Turkey in place of the original printed label as well as a new minimally designed label in an updated vibrant color.

In Scotland & Maryland

Lagavulin Offerman Edition Guinness Cask Finish S

Longtime partners Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Nick Offerman – along with his dad Ric – are very pleased to introduce Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish. For Father’s Day number five with Lagavulin, Nick set out on his most ambitious mission yet: to unite his and his Dad’s mutual love for Single Malt Scotch and Guinness Irish stout to create a whisky that is right up their workbench.

This new, limited edition Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish Is an 11-year-old Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky finished for four months in barrels that previously held Guinness Beer at the Open Gate Brewery in Maryland.  It received the ultimate seal of approval – a firm nod and handshake from Ric Offerman himself – and a Double Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Lagavulin’s signature smoky peat is tempered by the Guinness barrels producing “sweet peat” and notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and sweet caramel.  It’s available now at select retails and online at ReserveBar.com and Drizley.com.  The suggested retail is $79.99.

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