tion. One rum is 100 percent distilled in a copper pot still and the other is 100 percent distilled in a copper column still. Like Volume One of the Origin Series -- which featured Virgin Cask and Charred Cask varieties -- Volume Two will be presented in bespoke packaging as a 375 mL bottle pairing and comes with a detailed booklet that gives an overview of the creation of the two rums. The collection is available at premium liquor and spirits stores across the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $95. For more information, please call Mount Gay at (246) 428-8757. Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum introduced a new Añejo Clásico expression. The rum is made with bases that are mellowed in oak casks for one to three years before being chosen for selective filtration and blending. Upon blending, the rum is returned to oak casks for a second mellowing period of at least three months for additional smoothness. The result is a golden liquid with robust notes of sweet fruits akin to pineapple and apricot, complemented by oaky notes with hints of almond and vanilla, according to the distiller. The spirit is available nationally at select retail locations and has a suggested retail price of $21.99 for a 750 mL bottle. For more information, please call Bacardi Limited at (305) 573-8511.
Other Spirits Graton Distilling Company has released its second craft spirit: D. George Benham’s Vodka Vodka. The spirit is made with grapes, organic white wheat, rye and red cracked wheat that were individually distilled then blended. After distillation, the vodka was proofed down with artisanal well water and then gently filtered through neutral charcoal to amplify the smooth texture prior to bottling. The spirit is distributed in California and has a suggested retail price of $35. For more information, please call Purple Wine + Spirits at (707) 829-6100. Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has launched a limited release apple brandy. The distillery’s 3 Marlenas Tequila Barrel Aged Apple Brandy is a non-chill filtered spirit unadulterated by any post distillation infusion of apple flavors or apple essences. It was matured for two years in tequila barrels. The 100 proof spirit is available at select liquor stores for a suggested retail price of $40 for a 375 mL bottle. For more information, please call Copper & Kings at (502) 561-0267.
BEVNET MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2016