New Products nic soil. Zodiac uses a four-column continuous distillation process where the alcohol passes through a series of stainless steel plates that help to extract any unwanted impurities. It is then blended with water from the Snake River Aquifer which runs beneath the distillery and filtered using hand-cut Canadian Birch Charcoal. The 80 proof vodka retails for $25 per 750 mL bottle and is distributed in Texas. For more information, please call Sunshine Sachs at (323) 822-9300. SVEDKA Vodka has debuted SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno and SVEDKA 100 Proof. SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno begins with a bright, citrus entry, building to a smooth hint of heat, and intensifying with a tart, juicy finish and jalapeno bite, according to the company. SVEDKA describes its 100 Proof vodka as a grain neutral spirit with a smooth, clean taste and a crisp, arid sensation that intensifies to the end with a deep, warm finish. Both products are available nationwide, with Grapefruit Jalapeno available in 50 mL bottles (suggested retail price: $1.99, 375 mL ($6.99), 750 mL ($12.99), 1L ($16.99) and 1.75L ($21.99) and 100 Proof in 375 mL ($8.45), 750 mL ($15.35), and 1L ($18.45). For more information, please call Constellation Brands at (585) 678-7100. Beam Suntory has extended its Pinnacle Vodka brand with two “brunch-inspired” flavor varieties. Pinnacle Mimosa Vodka features juicy orange and crisp champagne flavors, while Pinnacle Habanero Vodka offers a spicy and sweet taste of ripe, juicy chili peppers, according to the company. Pinnacle Mimosa is 30 percent ABV and Pinnacle Habanero is 35 percent ABV. Both vodkas have a suggested retail price of $12.99 per 750 mL bottle and are distributed nationally. For more information, please call Beam Suntory at (847) 444-7699. The O’Shevlin Importing Company has launched Bonn Óir Gold Medal Vodka. The spirit is produced using an Irish family recipe handed down through three generations of the O’Shevlin’s of County Armagh, Ireland. The vodka is made with the top-grain of soft white Irish wheat and undergoes a handcrafted, continuous-column distillation to deliver an ultra-smooth and clean finish, according to the company. The product sold in select retailers and
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restaurants and available in 1L, 750 mL and 50 mL bottle sizes with a suggested retail price of $34.99 for a 750 mL bottle. For more information, please call O’Shevlin at (469) 713-2300. Moët Hennessy has extended its Belvedere Vodka brand with a new Wild Berry variety. The flavored vodka combines the essence of Polish strawberries, which are smaller, dark red in appearance and more intensely flavored than conventional berries and American blueberries, which have a sweet, delicate, floral flavor, which brings depth and complexity to the vodka, according to the company. The spirit is created with all natural ingredients, real fruit and no sugar added. It will be available nationwide in April with a suggested retail price of $34.99 for a 750 mL bottle. For more information, please call Moët Hennessy at (212) 251-8200.
Gin Azzurre Spirits has launched a botanically infused, naturally gluten-free gin. Azzurre Gin is made with the manufacturer’s “un-vodka-like vodka” base and infused with hand-selected Mediterranean botanicals and spices in a pot still. The resulting spirit features aromas of juniper, mandarin peel, and violet, citrus sweet basil and lavender on the palate and a warm, pink peppercorn finish, according to Azzurre. The 750 mL long-necked bottle is presented with an image of a verdant green iris. The gin has a suggested retail price of $32.99 and is currently distributed through Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. For more information, please call Azzurre at (702) 330-4810. Big Bottom Distilling, maker of Big Bottom Whiskey, is releasing its first distilled product: Big Bottom Oregon Gin. Until 2014, Big Bottom has been sourcing all of its whiskey and rum from outside distillers and then blending, finishing and bottling the final product in Hillsboro, Ore. Unlike a traditional London Dry gin, the Big Bottom Oregon Gin is slightly sweet. It contains 16 botanicals that offer a complex bouquet of floral qualities that complement the juniper. It also has a rich, full mouth feel with a creamy body offering a long-lasting finish, according to the distillery. The 91 proof gin retails for $29.95 and is sold in Oregon, Washington,
The March 2015 issue of BevNET Magazine.