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Brief August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022

•Atomic Brands has extended Monaco cocktails to the popular fortified lemonade market with two new vodka-based versions. Monaco Hard Lemonade and Monaco Peach Hard Lemonade are both 9% abv and come in individual 12-ounce cans. The cans, now available at convenience store chains across the United States, cost between $2.50 and $3. A “hot brand” of Impact, last year Monaco rose 26% to just over 1.9 million cases in the United States, according to Impact Databank.

•Beam Suntory has announced Little Book Chapter 6: To the Finish, the latest release in the Jim Beam family’s collection of small-batch and experimental whiskeys. This version is assembled from four 4-year-old malt whiskeys finished with cherry staves, in applewood casks, in smoked hickory casks and with maple staves, plus a serving of Kentucky Straight 5 year old bourbon. The final whiskey is bottled at 58.725% abv and carries a suggested price of $125 per 750ml. Little Book Chapter 6 is now available in limited quantities in the United States

•Citadelle Gin has introduced a new offering, Juniper Décadence, a limited edition release created in honor of the 25th anniversary of Citadelle and the new distillery in Cognac, France. Citadelle Gin Juniper Décadence is aged in small juniper barrels. It is now available in select markets across the United States and is bottled at 44.4% alcohol by volume for a suggested retail price of $35 per 700ml. bottle. The new Citadelle Gin Distillery is housed in a stone building of the Château de Bonbonnet which dates from the 18th century. The space had already housed a distillery in the 19th century before being transformed into a stable and then into an aging cellar. It now contains nine stills that previously distilled Cognac and are now dedicated to Citadelle Gin.

• Wolf Spirit, based in Eugene, Oregon, provided national distribution of Bosscal mezcal, most recently adding three states (Maryland, Hawaii and Virginia) through Southern Glazer’s. In addition to adding new states, Wolf Spirit placed Bosscal in retail chains like BevMo!, Whole Foods, and WinCo Foods stores. The brand comes in three varieties: Joven ($45), Damiana ($50), and Conejo de Pechuga ($100).

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