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Product Spotlight: Cruzan Rum Launches the Distiller’s Collection

 

DEERFIELD, IL, Sep 09, 2013 — This month, Cruzan® Rum unveils the Cruzan® Distiller’s Collection, a line of super-premium, blended aged rums. Comprised of Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum and the new Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum, along with the popular Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum, the collection stays true to the spirit of The Don’t Hurry™ and doesn’t rush the aging process, waiting until each rum is aged to perfection.

The Cruzan Estate Diamond rums were originally created by Hardy Nelthropp, who served as Cruzan Master Distiller from 1959-2007 and bottled the rum to share with his close friends on St. Croix. Each rum is aged between five and 12 years and, like all Cruzan rums, is made from tropical rainwater, high-quality molasses and distilled to be the cleanest-tasting rum on the market.

“I’m thrilled for Cruzan fans to experience our Distiller’s Collection,” said Gary Nelthropp, President and Master Distiller of Cruzan Rum. “We take great pride in the craftsmanship of our aged rums, and the Cruzan Distiller’s Collection offers consumers the opportunity to enjoy some of my family’s favorite expressions.”

Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum is carefully charcoal filtered and contains subtle vanilla and oak cask flavors, while Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum is expertly crafted to bring out the complex flavor of barrel-aged rum. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum, one of the most awarded aged rums on the market, uses a unique blend of vintage rums that have been aged for up to 12 years and bottled one cask at a time. The term “single barrel” refers to the fact that after its initial aging, the rum is picked and blended before it is barreled for a second time in new American oak barrels and slowly aged again. All three rums are equally enjoyable neat, on the rocks or as a base in classic cocktails. Jesse Card, Master Mixologist for Cruzan Rum, created the following recipes to introduce the new collection to cocktail lovers:

Cruzan® Fig Pie
2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
3/4 parts Orange Juice
1/4 parts 1:1 Brown Sugar Syrup (1 part brown sugar, 1 part water)
1 tablespoon Fig Chutney

Method: Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake hard for 15 seconds, double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg & skewered fig.

Cruzan® Winter Break
2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum
1 parts Pineapple Juice
1/4 parts 2:1 Muscovado Syrup (combine 2 parts Muscovado sugar, 1 part water)
5 parts Hot Peppermint Tea

Method: Combine rum, pineapple juice and Muscovado syrup in a toddy glass and stir. Slowly add tea to the glass and garnish with fresh grated cinnamon and stick.

Cruzan® Sidecar
2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur
A splash of Lemon Juice

Method: Combine ingredients and shake with ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Pour into a cocktail glass (a sugar-rim garnish is optional).

All three products in the Distiller’s Collection are available nationwide. Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum and Estate Diamond Dark Rum have a suggested retail price of $19.99 per 750ml bottle, and Cruzan Single Barrel Rum features a suggested retail price of $29.99 per 750ml bottle. The Distiller’s Collection joins the Cruzan portfolio of rums that include Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan Black Strap Rum, Cruzan 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum and 13 flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as vanilla, key lime, passion fruit, coconut, mango and strawberry. For more information, please visit www.CruzanRum.com, www.YouTube.com/CruzanRum, like us on Facebook.com/CruzanRum or follow us on Twitter @CruzanRum.

About Cruzan® Rum

Named for the people of St. Croix (Crucians), Cruzan® Rum is synonymous with the spirit of the island whose unpretentious and authentic lifestyle proves that life — like our rum — is more enjoyable when you embrace The Don’t Hurry™ and sit back, relax and take things one sip at a time. The Nelthropp family, who has called St. Croix home for eight generations and runs the distillery to this day, crafts each of its rums with natural ingredients and a five-column distillation process. Cruzan® also touts one of the cleanest-tasting rums in the industry — a characteristic derived from crafting a spirit with low levels of fusel oils, a by-product of the distillation process which, if not removed, can taint the smell and taste of the rum.

About Beam Inc.
As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher’s Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Iceberg Creme Brulee Flavored Vodka

 

Crack open your Crème Brûlée for the flavour of this classic dessert in glass, featuring natural cream and toffee flavourings married with the quintessential quality of Iceberg Vodka.

 

About the Company
Every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, thousands of icebergs break off from glaciers and travel south where they melt into the sea. This water is so naturally pure, even the oxygen liberated during the melting process is cleaner than what is naturally found on Earth. After much pondering on how best to leverage this pristine water, we came to the only natural conclusion: vodka. Sure, it might seem a bit extreme to go to such lengths to make vodka, but we recognize that one cannot live on a mediocre martini. Utilizing the purest water this planet has to offer results in the smoothest, best tasting vodka. And that’s worth every last drop.

 

Company: Iceberg
Brand: Iceberg
Slogan: When Life Hands You Icebergs, Make Vodka
Origin: Canada
Category: Alcohol
Claims: Made with Icebergs
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Alcohol Volume: 35%
Website: iceberg.ca

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Maccabee Pineapple Shandy

 

Maccabee Shandy Pineapple is our latest summer edition to the Shandy range. Shandy is a fun, easy to drink and refreshing malt beverage. Shandy was originally a traditional beer cocktail produced by mixing lager beer with lemon-lime soda.

In 2005, Maccabee Shandy was launched as a Ready-to-Drink spinoff of Maccabee Beer with only 1.9 alc/vol and became an instant success.
Shandy comes in four great natural flavors: Lemon-lime, Peach, Apple and Watermelon with limited editions launched each summer.

Today the Maccabee Shandy brand is the top selling RTD flavored alcoholic beverage in Israel.

 

About Tempo
Tempo is one of the largest and longest established beverage companies in Israel. The company manufactures and markets a variety of beverages: In the beer segment, the number one Israeli beer brand, Goldstar, the award winning Maccabee beer, and the most popular premium beer Heineken, as well as famous specialties such as Paulaner, Samuel adams, Newcastle and Murphy’s. In the soft drinks industry, Tempo is a franchisee of the Pepsi portfolio with world known brands such as Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Seven up & Mirinda. Other brands in the category are Jump and Cider HaGalil. Tempo’s water portfolio covers the entire spectrum: San Pellegrino as the category leader in the super-premium segment, San Benedetto in the premium segment and the locally produced bottled water Aqua nova in the mainstream category. Tempo’s XL is a market leader in the energy drinks category. A fully owned subsidiary, Barkan Winery LTD, is Israel’s second largest winery and produces both Barkan and Segal’s extensive wine portfolio. Finally, as of 2011, Tempo distributes the Pernod portfolio of spirits, Israel’s largest, with the world famous Absolut vodka, Chivas, Jameson and Ballantine’s whiskeys and many others.

The company employs a workforce of about 1,000 employees, and through its national distribution supplies its products directly to about 11,000 customers covering all market segments.

 

Company: Tempo
Brand: Macabee
Origin: Israel
Category: Flavored Beer
Packaging: 330ml
Alcohol Volume: 1.9%
Websitetempo.co.il

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Tequipal Tequila from Mexico

 

TEQUIPAL comes from the need required by such as important category developed as is the TEQUILA. Only people with over 50 years of experience in dairy products could dare to handle the agave distillate as one more of their inputs and thus achieve such exquisite product: TEQUIPAL (tequila-friend).

 

Ingredients:
Rehydrated powdered milk, refined sugar, agave distillate, natural conservatives (ALC), emulsifiers, fruit extract, natural flavoring and coloring.

 

Company: Tequipal
Brand: Tequipal
Origin: Mexico
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 750ml bottle, 200ml sampler pack
Alcohol Volume: 17%
Variants: Coffee, Mango, Strawberry, Coconut
Where to Buy: View Here
Website: tequipal.com

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Bookers Bourbon Introduces Its First Roundtable Batch of 2013

 

Clermont, KY (October 2, 2013) – Booker’s® Bourbon announces the release of its first-ever batch hand-selected by top whiskey experts – Batch No. 2013-6. Twenty-five years after Booker Noe handed out the first bottles of his namesake bourbon to his closest friends and family, Fred Noe, seventh-generation Beam Master Distiller and 2013 Bourbon Hall of Fame Inductee, is celebrating his father’s legacy with a rare offering. For the first time in the small-batch bourbon’s history, top whiskey experts will collaborate with Fred to help select exclusive batches of Booker’s® Bourbon.

Kicked off in August, Fred is paying homage to his father’s tasting tradition by hosting his own Booker’s® Bourbon Roundtable, consisting of a select group of whiskey advocates, writers and experts. This esteemed group participates in “virtual” tastings and discussions to handpick select batches of bourbon worthy of the Booker’s name. Not since the 1980s, when Booker started sharing his bourbon with his best friends, has such an exclusive group been invited back to the table to take part in this Beam family tradition.

“Nearly three decades ago, Dad would gather his friends around the kitchen table and taste his personal bourbon stash to determine which would become the next batch of Booker’s® Bourbon,” said Noe. “I’m proud to keep that tradition alive. For our first official batch from the Roundtable, we’ve selected a bourbon featuring robust flavors, with notes of strong spices and unique lush cherries. Accompanied with a long finish and a bold proof, it’s a bottle that warrants Dad’s name on the label.”

This year’s Roundtable consists of top whiskey advocates, including, among others:
- Chuck K. Cowdery, Blogger and Author of “Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered – Story of American Whiskey”
- Geoffrey Kleinman, DrinkSpirits.com
- John McCarthy, Spirits Writer
- Jack Robertiello, Spirits Writer and Judge
- Tony Sachs, Blogger, Huffington Post
- F. Paul Pacult, Editor, Spirit Journal & Author, American Still Life

Booker’s® Bourbon is one of the only bourbons bottled straight-from-the-barrel, uncut and unfiltered, and bottled at its natural proof, which varies from batch to batch, just the way Booker Noe enjoyed his whiskey. Crafted in small batches and aged for six to eight years in charred oak barrels, which are stored in the center of the rack house, Booker’s® Bourbon is hand-selected barrel-by-barrel by Noe to ensure every bottle contains a robust, full-bodied whiskey that has a taste, aroma and proof that matches Booker’s whiskey preference.

Available on shelves in early October, Booker’s® Bourbon Batch No. 2013-6 was selected based on the following characteristics:

• Proof: 126.5
• Age: 7 years
• Nose: Strong spices and hints of cherry and vanilla
• Finish: Long, smooth finish
• Sipping Suggestions: With ice or cut with water

Booker’s® Bourbon is available nationwide for a suggested price of $49.99 for a 750ml bottle. For more information on Booker’s® Bourbon visit www.SmallBatch.com/Bookers.

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Laphroaig Announces the Seasonal Return of Triple Wood

 

Deerfield, IL (October 7, 2013) — Laphroaig®, the world’s #1 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, proudly introduces its latest seasonal expression, Laphroaig® Triple Wood. Just in time for fall, this limited edition whisky returns as a result of high demand from Friends of Laphroaig®, the brand’s distinguished loyalty group that gives members a lifetime lease on a numbered, one square foot plot of land in Islay, Scotland.

Laphroaig® Triple Wood goes through a distinct triple maturation process that includes ex-bourbon barrels, 19thCentury-style quarter casks and specially selected European Oak oloroso sherry casks. This process creates a complex whisky that boasts a rich blend of creamy vanilla and hints of sweet fruit, while retaining the distinctive smoky peat flavor of Laphroaig®.

“We are thrilled that our Friends of Laphroaig® members are just as passionate about their Scotch as we are,” said John Campbell, Laphroaig® Master Distiller. “Triple Wood is the perfect seasonal expression for fall. Its bright gold color and bursts of peat, vanilla and fruit flavors embody the fall season and bring you back to Islay, the land that gives Laphroaig® its unique peaty notes.”

At 96 proof, Laphroaig® Triple Wood is best enjoyed neat, allowing the powerful, yet slightly creamy consistency of the whisky speak for itself. Laphroaig® Triple Wood is available for a limited time nationwide with a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750ml bottle and joins the Laphroaig® portfolio of Scotch whiskies that includes Laphroaig® 10-Year-Old, 10-Year-Old Cask Strength, Quarter Cask, 18-Year-Old, 25-Year-Old, QA Cask and Càirdeas. For more information, please visit www.Laphroaig.com for a product locator, like us onFacebook.com/LaphroaigUSA or follow us @LaphroaigUSA on Twitter. To become a Friend of Laphroaig® and stay up to date on special editions, consumers should look for the code on their next bottle purchase.

About Friends of Laphroaig®

Each bottle of Laphroaig® comes with a gift of friendship. Created by Laphroaig® Master Distiller John Campbell, Friends of Laphroaig® is the distinguished Laphroaig® loyalty group which today boasts over 500,000 members from more than 150 countries. Each Friend of Laphroaig® is given a lifetime lease on a numbered, one square foot plot of land in Islay that runs alongside the important Laphroaig® water source – the Killbride stream. The plot is registered and can be visited in person or via video on the Friends of Laphroaig® website –Laphroaig.com/Friends. Throughout the year, Friends of Laphroaig® from all over the world get together and share photos, tasting notes, Scottish history and more. To become a member of Friends of Laphroaig® consumers can receive a special code with each bottle of Laphroaig® which is then entered online on the Laphroaig® Facebook Page – Facebook.com/LaphroaigUSA or Friends of Laphroaig® website.

About Laphroaig®

Laphroaig® (La-’froyg) literally means “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay.” Born from the streams and blue peat smoke of Islay, Laphroaig® is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a distinct taste and story in every bottle. The secret to Laphroaig® is that it benefits from the happy circumstances of where it is produced—next to ocean water and on land that gives Laphroaig® a unique peaty taste. It is one of only a few distilleries that still uses traditional malting floors and dries and infuses its own malt with the thick blue smoke from old peat-fired kilns. It’s also the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bear a Royal Warrant bestowed by HRH Prince Charles. Further demonstrating the whisky’s superior quality, Laphroaig® 18-Year-Old received the Gold Outstanding Award at the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition, along with Laphroaig® 10-Year-Old, 10-Year-Old Cask Strength, Quarter Cask, and Triple Wood which won the Silver Outstanding Award, making Laphroaig® one of the most celebrated portfolios at this year’s competition.

About Beam Inc.

As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher’s Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit http://www.beamglobal.com and http://www.drinksmart.com.

 

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Product Spotlight: Lean Vodka

 

Lean is a smooth natural grain spirit infused with premium herbs and botanicals. Created from the purest spring water and finest quality grains, Lean is the epitome of perfection. With the sophisticated and health conscious drinker in mind, Lean delivers something sensational and new.

 

The Vodka
Lean Vodka is created via the patented TerrePURE® Process, an ultra-sonic (sound wave) energy driven oxidation and filtration process that refines grain neutral spirits more effectively than traditional multiple distillation, filtering methods or aging in oak barrels. This revolutionary art and science rapidly transforms ordinary distilled spirits into mature tasting, incredibly smooth, ultra premium spirits.

 

The Blend
Lean uses the strategic selection of herbs and botanicals to create a blend that will resonate with the active minded. The Lean blend creates a special smooth taste and color with fewer calories than ordinary vodka, naturally satisfying the healthy Lean bottle architecture. From the first creamy taste to the smooth finish, the Lean blend penetrates taste buds setting the standard for the new era of vodka drinkers.

 

Company: Lean Spirits
Brand: Lean Vodka
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml Bottle
Claims: Low Calorie
Alcohol Volume: ?
Website: leanvodka.com

 

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Product Spotlight: Original Cool Grape Cranberry Ready to Drink

 

New Cool Grape Cranberry 4.3% combines lightness with naturalness.

The new long drink is the first alcoholic beverage in Finland that is sweetened with steviol glycoside

Hartwall will bring onto the market the first alocohol beverage in Finland that is sweetened with steviol glycoside, a sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. Original Cool Grape Cranberry 4.3% is a light long drink with the taste of cranberry. It contains 30% less calories than ordinary cranberry long drink. Especially those who appreciate lightness and naturalness will be happy to learn of the entirely new long drink indulgence. In spite of its lightness, the new long drink has a fresh and genuine cranberry flavour.

“A growing number of consumers crave for lighter beverage alternatives, at the same time demanding a genuine and natural taste. The new long drink fulfils this demand,” says Turkka Hirvonen, Product Manager for Hartwall Original Long Drink.

“Naturalness and lightness will attract especially young adults and women. We chose to give the first stevia-sweetened long drink a cranberry flavour precisely because it has traditionally been popular among these same consumers.”

The innovative new long drink is produced through fermentation and sweetened with steviol glycoside and sugar. Sugar is needed in order to create the genuine and fresh taste of a long drink. The new long drink is a lighter alternative for relaxation and enjoyment. A decilitre of the drink contains 35 calories, which is 30% less compared to ordinary cranberry long drink. The drink’s alcohol content is 4.3%.

In December 2011, Hartwall was the first company in Finland to introduce beverages featuring the zero-calorie natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. Beverages sweetened with steviol glycoside have been welcomed with open arms. Hartwall is meeting the demands of consumers and broadening its selection of beverages sweetened with steviol glycoside to also include lower-alcohol beverages. The new long drink is the first alcohol beverage in Finland and in EU that contains a sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant.

The new Cool Grape Cranberry 4.3% is easy to recognise with its fresh pink-striped appearance and the label text Sweetened with stevia.

 

Company: Hartwall
Brand: Hartwall
Origin: Finland
Category:  Flavored Alcohol
Packaging: 500ml Plastic Recyclable Package
Alcohol Volume: 4.3%
Website: hartwall.fi

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Hotel California Reposado Tequila

 

Aged for a minimum of six months in former bourbon barrels, revealing elegant florals, with sweet, lightly toasted vanilla. Deep toned in both appearance and taste, boasting rich, fragrant aromas. Its smoothness will charm connoisseurs and tequila newcomers alike.

Company Story

Our story begins in 1947

when Antonio Wong, a Chinese immigrant, husband, and father to seven daughters, began constructing the 16-room Hotel California in Todos Santos, a desert oasis on the Baja peninsula of Mexico. Wanting the locals to believe he was Mexican, he renamed himself Don Antonio Tabasco. The locals didn’t buy it, and instead called him “El Chino.”
HIS VISION would go on to transform Todos Santos forever.

Ice-cold beer drew crowds in the ’50s

after Don Antonio brought ice to Todos Santos for the first time. And Hotel California’s attraction only increased after that. He went on to open the only general store to accept coupons from all company stores in the region — and built the town’s first gas station next door.

Through the haze of the ’60s and decades following, the exact story of Don Antonio was lost in the Pacific winds.

Uncommon souls continued to find refuge at Hotel California. Artists found inspiration within its walls. And tall tales were written. But eventually, after years of neglect, the hotel closed.

In 2001 the legend was reborn, thanks to a Canadian couple, John and Debbie Stewart.

They bought Hotel California and renovated it into an 11-suite boutique inn. Soon after, John embarked on a journey to create a signature tequila that embodied the spirit of Hotel California and its Todos Santos home. Sadly, John passed away before his dream could be fully realized.

But his legacy lives on.

It wasn’t long before we picked up the torch.

Driven by the same Baja inspiration, our small team of believers embarked on a journey to bring John’s vision to life.

After dozens of tasting profiles, various bottle designs, and years of hard work, distillation was perfected and the Hotel California Tequila experience was born.

Today, Hotel California stands as the unofficial heart of Todos Santos,

continuing its legendary history as a gathering place for rogue artists, existential travelers, and passionate expatriates alike. And while Todos Santos is very much the sleepy fishing village it has been for centuries, it too has experienced a renaissance as a thriving, yet understated, arts center, foodie mecca, surf haven, and organic farming community.
It is this place, and these people, that inspire us.

 

Company: Hotel California Tequila (Imported by Sipping Spirits LLC)
Brand: Hotel California Tequila
Slogan: The House Tequila of the Legendary Hotel
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol, Liquor
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Alcohol Volume:  38%
Variants: Blanco, Reposado, Anejo
Price: $49.99
Where to Buy: Click Here
Website: hotelcaliforniatequilausa.com

 

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Knob Creek® Bourbon Taps Into Flavor with Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon

 

Clermont, KY (September 24, 2013) – This fall, Knob Creek® Bourbon is adding to its award-winning portfolio with the introduction of the brand’s first ever flavor-innovation, Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon. Created in honor of Knob Creek® Bourbon founder Booker Noe, this new expression is made using the big, full flavor of Knob Creek® Bourbon along with hints of maple and a touch of smoke to create a truly unique flavor expression that lives up to Booker’s traditions and the Knob Creek® name.

“Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon is inspired by my dad’s passion for innovation,” said Fred Noe, seventh-generation Beam Master Distiller and 2013 Bourbon Hall of Fame Inductee. “In addition to his love for crafting and distilling quality bourbon, he also enjoyed smoking meats in the smokehouse at his home and even crafting his own maple syrup from the sugar maples on the family property in Bardstown. Smoked Maple brings these three flavors of smoke, maple and bourbon together to honor Booker’s legacy and his quest for big flavor.”

Bottled at 90-proof, Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon is best enjoyed neat, or with an ice cube or two. It also makes an excellent after dinner drink for those who prefer to sip and savor a nice whiskey with dessert. But in the words of Booker Noe, “drink it any damn way you please.”

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Building off of its two-year partnership with Chef Michael Symon – who helped launch Knob Creek® Rye in 2012 – Knob Creek® Bourbon is showcasing that the big, full flavor of Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon translates just as perfectly on your plate as it does in the glass. Chef Symon created two one-of-a-kind recipes that bring to life the full flavor of the new expression:

Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Glazed Ham 


Created by Michael Symon

Recipe Serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS:

10-12 pound, Bone-In, Fully Cooked Ham

1 C Water

2 C Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon

¼ C Dijon Mustard

1 ½ C Brown Sugar

½ C Honey

½ C Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Cinnamon Stick

Juice of 1 Orange

½ tsp. Salt


METHOD:

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

2. Place ham in a roasting pan, adding 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan. Cover 
with foil and place in the oven to warm through, about 2 hours. (begin making glaze)

3. After about 2 hours, your ham should be warmed through. Remove it from the oven 
and remove the foil.

4. Turn the oven up to 375 degrees.

5. Pour the glaze over the ham and place ham back in the oven, uncovered, for another 
10-15 minutes, until the glaze becomes sticky on the outside of the ham and starts to caramelize.

6. Remove from the oven, slice and enjoy.

GLAZE METHOD:

1. Heat a large heavy bottomed saucepot over medium heat and combine the Knob 
Creek Smoked Maple, mustard, brown sugar, honey, cider vinegar and cinnamon 
stick.

2. As the mixture comes to a gentle boil, whisk to dissolve the sugars.

3. Lower the heat to medium low, and continue to cook and reduce liquid. Whisk the mixture occasionally until it begins to thicken, about 30 minutes.

4. After about 20 minutes, the mixture will begin to look like a glaze and the bubbles 
will slow down and appear smaller.

5. Remove from heat and finish the glaze with the juice of 1 orange and ½ tsp. salt.

6. Remove the cinnamon stick then set aside.


Knob Creek® Ol’ Fashioned Holiday Maple

Created by Michael Symon

INGREDIENTS:

Pinch of Raw Sugar

Orange Peel

3 Dashes Bitters

1 ½ parts Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon

1 part Calvados Boulard® Apple Brandy

METHOD:

1. Drop a pinch of raw sugar, orange peel, and 3 dashes bitters into a rocks glass and muddle.

2. Add Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon and Calvados Boulard® Apple Brandy and stir with ice.

Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon will be available nationally starting in September 2013 at $30.99 for a 750ml bottle. For more information about Knob Creek®, visit www.KnobCreek.com or www.facebook.com/KnobCreek.

About Michael Symon

Michael Symon is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality and author who cooks with soul, creating bold, deeply satisfying dishes at his various restaurants across America. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with television viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network, ABC’s The Chew and the Cooking Channel’s Symon’s Suppers.


About Knob Creek® Bourbon

Knob Creek® Bourbon has been handcrafting extraordinary full flavored bourbon with intriguing taste and bottled in unique flask shaped packaging for over 20 years, which has helped make it the #1 selling Super-Premium bourbon in the world. Aged for a full 9 years in new, charred American Oak barrels and bottled at an honest 100 proof, Knob Creek® Bourbon upholds the standard for what great bourbon ought to be with its big, full signature flavor. Launched in early 1992, at a time when the terms “craft” and “super-premium” bourbon didn’t exist, Knob Creek® Bourbon is named after the small town in Kentucky where President Abraham Lincoln was born. In recent years, Knob Creek has expanded its portfolio releasing Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve (120 proof / 60% alcohol by volume) in 2011 and Knob Creek Rye (100 proof / 50% alcohol by volume) in 2012. For more information on Knob Creek, visit www.knobcreek.com.


About Beam Inc.

As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher’s Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.