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Spirits Spotlight: Patrón Extra Añejo Tequila, the First New Addition to Patrón’s Core Tequila Range in 25 Years



From the Brand that Created the Ultra-Premium Tequila Category, a New Tequila that's Aged for More than Three Years in American, French and Hungarian Oak Barrels

ATOTONILCO EL ALTO, Jalisco, Mexico, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers across the globe have increasingly discovered the complexity, versatility and sophistication of ultra-premium tequila, the category has continued to innovate and evolve. At the same time, consumer preference for aged spirits has rapidly grown and today's range of aged tequila styles and tastes arguably rivals those of the world's finest bourbons, scotches and cognacs.  To meet this demand, Patrón - the global leader in ultra-premium tequila - today introduces Patrón Extra Añejo tequila.

Aged for more than three years, Patrón Extra Añejo is the first new addition to Patrón's core range of tequilas in 25 years, expanding an iconic line that includes Patrón Silver, Patrón Reposado (aged at least two months), and Patrón Añejo (aged for more than 12 months).  Extra añejo tequila, a classification that the Consejo Regulador de Tequila (Mexico's governing body for tequila) created in 2006, represents the fastest-growing category in aged tequila today.

"When Patrón launched nearly three decades ago, the world was a very different place for tequila," said Lee Applbaum, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Patrón Spirits. "Fast forward to today, the evolution of the ultra-premium tequila category has been extraordinary, as more people across the globe have come to recognize and value the sophistication of this world-class spirit.  Patrón Extra Añejo is an excellent example of this rapidly changing consumer appreciation for fine tequila, and we're delighted to share this new expression with spirits aficionados everywhere."

Patrón Extra Añejo tequila is crafted from the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave and distilled using the ancient tahona process and the more modern roller mill method. It is then aged for more than three years in a combination of new and used American, French and Hungarian oak barrels to impart an aroma and taste of dry fruits, banana, honey, and vanilla, together with the distinctive flavor of light agave and oak, making it perfect for enjoying on its own or mixing into cocktails such as the Patrón The Oldest Fashioned, made with vanilla simple syrup, chocolate bitters, orange peel, and grapefruit peel.

Patrón Extra Añejo is packaged in the same iconic bottle as Patrón's other core tequilas, hand-numbered and hand-labeled to ensure quality.  It is available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the country for the suggested retail price of $89.99 (750ml). Patrón Extra Añejo tequila is also available in a 375ml size. For more information, please visit www.patrontequila.com.

About Patrón Tequila
From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, Patrón tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though Patrón has grown to become one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit www.patrontequila.com.

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Patrón Extra Añejo is the first new addition to Patrón’s core range of tequilas in 25 years (PRNewsfoto/Patrón Tequila)




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Food Spotlight: Dove Farm Agave Nectar Flapjacks



New Free From Organic Flapjacks without gluten, milk, peanut, egg and soya with heaps of flavour.

Treat yourself to our take on this classic snack made with creamy wholegrain oats and agave nectar. Baked in our dedicated gluten free Wiltshire bakery that does not use gluten, milk, peanut, egg or soya, these delicious flapjacks do not contain processed crystal sugar. Our flapjacks are dairy-free so we use sustainable palm oil, sourced from certified Colombian farms where wildlife and habitats are protected. A tiny pinch of salt is the finishing touch.

This pack of 4 bars is ideal for the family as it is great for lunch boxes or for a treat at any time.



Dietary and allergen information:

gluten free, we test for gluten, milk, peanut, egg and soya.



oats*, agave nectar*, palm oil*, acacia gum*, salt.

Ingredients from more than one country. Baked in the UK. *Organic produce.

Storage: store in a cool dry place.



Typical values per 100g per 35g bar
Energy 1596kJ 559kJ
382kcal 134kcal
Fat 15.5g 5.4g
of which saturates 6.5g 2.3g
Carbohydrate 46.7g 16.4g
of which sugars 17.4g 6.1g
Fibre 14.5g 5.1g
Protein 6.5g 2.3g
Salt 0.29g 0.10g


About Doves Farm

Doves Farm are organic flour specialists and a family owned enterprise with over 60 staff, drawing the majority of these and many raw materials from the local Wessex area. We are dedicated to upholding organic, ethical and Fairtrade agriculturalsystems, nurturing partnerships with suppliers and customers and supporting local community projects.

At Doves Farm Foods we put a lot of effort into producing products of a high standard for people who care about the quality and healthfulness of the food they eat and the world we live in. We are specialist flour millers and bakers, we mill a whole range of flours including; organic flour, gluten free flour, cake flours, pasta flour, gram, buckwheat, spelt flours, malthouse, rye and rice flours. In our bakery we’re producing biscuits, cookies, breakfast cereals, savory biscuits, quick yeast, flapjacks, and cereal bars. When you try our delicious organic and gluten free products you will understand why we say "the Dove's the difference."



Company: Doves Farm
Brand: Agave Nectar Flapjacks
Origin: UK
Category: Bars
Packaging:  4-bars, 35g bars
Price: £2.49 4-pack
VariantsView Range Here
Where to BuyBuy Online, Store Finder





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Drink Spotlight: Purity Organic Lemon Agave Ginger Superjuice



Spicy from fresh-pressed ginger, sweet from agave, and tart from lemon, this Superjuice is an intriguing blend of fruits and roots.


10% Juice
With a Splash of Agave
Not From Concentrate





About the company

The journey to provide organic goodness began 20 years ago on a friendly organic apple farm.
Our founder, Greg, watched how farmers took care of the orchard and he tasted the difference it made in the juicy quality of each bushel of apples.

Ever since then, we’ve been working with farmers to bring you deliciously pure, certified organic fruits and vegetables (just look for the Purity.Organic logo on the produce you pick up at your local market).

With a mission to create more demand for organic produce – with no GMO’s – the first Purity.Organic drink was born when we pressed 100% Apple Juice in 2003. We’ve continued to bottle certified organic ingredients to offer a variety of Juices, Teas, Coconut Water, and Superjuices blended from fruits, roots, veggies, and spice.



Company: Purity Organic
Brand: Lemon Agave Ginger Superjuice
Slogan:  Purity Organic
Origin: US
Category:  Juice
Packaging: 14 fl oz.
Claims: Fresh pressed ginger, 10% juice
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store locator
Website: http://purityorganic.com/





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Beer Spotlight: Oculto Blue Agave Infused Beer



ST. LOUIS,  -- Beginning today, Oculto is available on shelves and at high-end bars, clubs and restaurants nationwide. Inspired by and brewed for nightlife, Oculto combines the social invitation of beer with the exciting nature associated with tequila—for a step in creating an entirely new category.

Oculto is infused with blue agave for a bright citrus flavor that delivers a smooth, bold taste. With a premium look, unique flavor, seductive positioning and 6-percent ABV, Oculto is designed to tap into late night occasions.

"Beer drinkers and partygoers are seeking unique, surprising 'mash-up' experiences," said Jorn Socquet, vice president of marketing, Anheuser-Busch. "We worked off untapped insights to bring an innovation that delivers against that expectation. We have a totally surprising brand that revolves around mystery and intrigue—with a product that hits home with consumers looking for ways to break free from the everyday and find something exciting ... an unexpected 'mash-up.'"

Oculto means "hidden" or "waiting to be found" in Spanish. Bringing the brand to life right out of the gate, Oculto launched on Friday the 13th to emphasize unparalleled positioning that will carry over to all consumer engagement moments. From immersive events to engaging social media to best-in-class partnerships, it is all about tapping into the spontaneous nights out with friends. In 2015, the secrets of Oculto will be revealed—and consumers will be inspired to share secrets of their own.

"While launching on Friday the 13th may seem unlucky, we're challenging the superstition," said Socquet. "It fits Oculto perfectly. It's unique. From our approach to our packaging, we're doing things differently."

Oculto packaging is an innovation in and of itself. It brings to life a look that is premium, seductive and energetic. It features a multi-sensory experience, including multiple crown graphics, tactile printing and black-light inks. The Oculto bottle has a signature mask shape and detailed embossing for a distinctive look and feel. A host of discoverable elements are embedded in the bottle design, including hidden messages and eyes that appear when cold. The can also showcases a tactile feel that is a breakthrough for beer in the U.S.

Oculto is available at high-end bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as many grocery and liquor stores across the U.S. in 12-pack, 12 oz. bottles; six-pack 12 oz. bottles; 25 oz. cans; and 16 oz. cans. To unlock the world of Oculto visit www.Facebook.com/Oculto. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Oculto_US and let the secret making begin.

About Oculto
Oculto is a unique lager blended with beer aged on tequila barrel staves and natural flavors. With premium packaging, unique flavor, seductive personality and 6-percent ABV, Oculto is designed for late-night, spontaneous occasions.









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Food Spotlight: Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Nectar


Looking for an agave replacement or honey alternative? Coconut nectar is the perfect healthy liquid sweetener alternative. It’s easy to use and easy to pour.


At a glance
•Organic, Certified Fair Trade, GMO-Free, Gluten-free, vegan
•Liquid coconut palm nectar.
•Low-glycemic verified
•High nutrient and unrefined
•100% pure flower-blossom nectar
•Not mixed with cane sugar or corn syrup








About the Company
From all things raw, to working to build sustainable livelihoods for their farmer partners, to being good stewards of ecology, Big Tree Farms is a champion for a brighter future in food and it's an ethos that starts right at the top.

Ben Ripple, one of the founders, had set a foundation of six long years in sustainable agriculture on his small Balinese farm but, in 2006 things quickly began to evolve towards the company as it is today, when Big Tree Farms started to work with a small group of cacao farmers on Western Bali. The goal was to create more transparent market access for these farmers, by helping add value to their cacao and selling to the global premium chocolate market. Read More



Company: Big Tree Farms
Brand: Big Tree Farms
Origin: USA
Category: Sweetener
Packaging: 11.5oz
Claims: Fair Trade, Low Glycemic
Blonde, Amber
Where to Buy:
Buy Online
Website: bigtreefarms.com










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Snack Review: Bark THINS Blueberry Quinoa with Agave Snacking Chocolate


barkTHINS® snacking chocolates are a handcrafted twist on traditional chunky bark.

Super thin slivers of rich, fair trade dark chocolate are loaded with blueberries and quinoa. barkTHINS® are perfectly portioned for the serious chocolate lover.


Dark Chocolate [Fair Trade Certified™ Chocolate Liquor, Fair Trade Certified™ Sugar, Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla], Sweetened Blueberries (Blueberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Glazed Quinoa (Cane Sugar, Quinoa, Agave Syrup, Rice Syrup, Salt), Sea Salt.

Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA
Over 65% Fair Trade Ingredients




About the Company
At ripple brand collective™ we believe that sometimes it’s the simple ideas that make the largest impact. Driven by natural ingredients, unique product forms and inspirational packaging, we are committed to bringing innovative twists on traditional favorites to the marketplace. Read More


Company: Ripple Brands
Brand: Bark Thins
Slogan: A Serious Twist on Snacking
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 133g
Claims: Fair Trade
Variants: Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed, Dark Chocolate Almond, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Mint
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: ripplebrands.com







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Food Review: Madhava Organic Coffee Syrups




We expect a lot from our coffee – wake me up, warm me up, give me a break. That’s a tall order. And what does our coffee expect in return? Just a little respect. Don’t drown it in chemicals, additives and unsavory stuff. Made with our own organic agave, so you already know it’s a delicious all-natural, low glycemic coffee syrup (no sugar crashes!). We keep it clean. Nothing artificial here. Pretty sweet, right?

Low Glycemic
Allergen Free



About the Company
Sweeten up your life (the all-natural way!)

At Madhava, we are committed to making life sweet. Naturally. Since 1973, Madhava Natural Sweeteners has been providing pure natural sweeteners that offer healthier alternatives to highly processed sugars and artificial sweeteners. Madhava's delicious, sustainable products include Pure Honey, Organic Agave Nectar, and new Organic Coconut Sugar. Read More


Company: Madhava Natural Sweeteners
Brand: Madhava
Slogan: Naturally Sweet
Origin: USA
Category: Sweetener
Packaging: 9.9fl oz
Claims: Natural, Low GI
Variants: Fancy Hazelnut, Ooh la la Vanilla, Salted Caramel
Price: $7.53 USD
Where to buy: Direct on Website, Store Locator
Website: madhavasweeteners.com





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Product Spotlight: Skinnygirl Liquid Sweeteners

You are a girl in-the-know, always on the go. So Skinnygirl is finding sweet ways to help you lead a healthy more balanced lifestyle, without compromising taste or the things you love!

Skinnygirl, iconic for bringing practical solutions to women, is now revolutionizing sweeteners to bring you a new line of zero-calorie liquid sweeteners made with natural monk fruit, agave, and stevia. Made with natural sweeteners, gluten-free, and carb-free, these liquid sweeteners are the smart and delicious alternative to sugar.

The new concentrated liquid formulas dissolve easily in your favorite cold or hot beverages and are ideal for coffee, tea, or even recipes. Just sweeten to taste! A little goes a long way!

Available in a slim, convenient 1.68 ounce bottle that you can take anywhere, they are perfect for your life on-the-go. Each bottle contains 80-160 servings- depending on the sweetener type. And the quick stop valve makes it easy – one squeeze sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar.

You’ll also find organic stevia in individual powdered packets.

That’s making life a little sweeter.





Agave is a simple food that comes from the agave plant and is a favorite of original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel. She uses it to sweeten her Skinnygirl cocktails and is now proud to bring it to her fans for everyday use.

One squeeze sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar.





Monk Fruit extract originates from real monk fruit native to the mountains climates in Southern Asia. Skinnygirl Monk Fruit tastes sweet and fruity. It compliments any food or beverage without competing with other flavors or ingredients.

One squeeze sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar






Stevia is a popular and widely recognized natural sweetener that provides a pure clean taste. Skinnygirl Stevia comes in a liquid option as well as organic individual powdered packets. Just a little will sweeten up your favorite food and beverages.

One squeeze sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar.





Company: Skinnygirl
Brand: Skinnygirl
Category:  Water Enhancer, Sweetener
Origin: USA
Packaging: 1.68 FL OZ (50ml)
Claims: Zero Calorie, Zero Sugar
Varieties: Stevia, Monk Fruit, Agave
Price: $4.49/Bottle
Where to Buy: Direct on Website

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Sweetener Spotlight: Biona Organic Cranberry Agave Syrup


Organic agave syrup with pure craneberry concentrate.

A fruity punch to drinks, muesli or desserts.


Agave Syrup* (90%), Cranberry juice concentrate* (10%).

*= certified organic ingredients



Typical Values Per 100g
Energy 1279 kJ/301 kcal
Protein Carbohydrate 75.2 g
of which Sugars 75.2 g
Fat of which Saturates Dietary fibre Salt


About the Company
At biona organic, we believe in great tasting,thoughtfully prepared food to complement an ethical lifestyle. Our farmers don't use chemical pesticides or herbicides on crops, and they don't grow genetically modified plants.We also make sure they only use sustainable farming methods and do not work their land intensively.

And because we believe in 100% traceability for all our products,we know all our ingredients are of the highest quality,completely natural and suitable for vegetarians.

Biona is a brand created by Windmill Organics Ltd, a company committed to providing high quality organic food for everyone to share and enjoy.

Our ethical organic brands, bring you all that’s best in organic grocery products.

Company: Windmill Organics
Brand: Biona
Category: Sweetener
Origin: United Kingdom
Packaging: 350g
Claims: Organic, Vegan
Variants: Cranberry, Light, Caramel, Chocolate, Maple
Price: £3.29
Where to Buy: Store Locator, Buy Online
Website: biona.co.uk


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Product Spotlight: Arta Tequila Reposado


Many producers only age their Reposado for two months. Arta Tequila Reposado, however, is aged for 11 months (12 months and it would become Añejo) in unique, 150 liter, American oak barrels. The greater wood-to-tequila surface area of the smaller barrels and additional aging process provides creating Arta’s award-winning infusion of flavor and the smoothest drinking Reposado on the market.

Arta Tequila Reposado delivers traditional reposado smoke with a softened finish of floral and vanilla notes. This tequila is aged to perfection and is the ideal variety for mixing into a premium cocktail or sipping on its own.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Straw, with medium, balanced tears.
Aroma: Cinnamon, agave, and a hint of black pepper and lemon.
Initial Taste: Sweet agave with oak and vanilla tones.
Spirit Body: Smooth vanilla, smoke and light basil.
Finish: Cinnamon spice with light oak and agave finish.

About the Company
Originating exclusively from the birthplace of tequila itself, and borne of a desire to create an authentic and high quality tequila rich in heritage and tradition, Arta Tequila has created a line of pure, small-batch, single-estate tequilas.

Our Master Distiller learned the skills of producing tequila from his father who, in turn, learned from his father. The single estate that produces 100% of the agave for our tequilas has been in the same family for over 250 years. We go to great lengths to find unique 150 liter barrels, smaller than other producers, to create an aging environment that further infuses our tequila with the subtleties of the wood. Even our bottles are handcrafted from recycled glass.

These unique characteristics stand Arta Tequila apart as a singular producer of premium, 100% Weber blue agave tequila.



Company: Arta Tequila
Brand: Arta Tequila
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Variants: Silver, Reposado, Añejo
Alcohol Volume: 40%
Price: $49.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator on Website
Website: artatequila.com






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