The pre-Prohibition cocktail trend that began nearly a decade ago inspired many consumers to experiment with new base spirits in mixed drinks. While gin benefitted the most from the retro cocktail craze, interest in American whiskey also started to pick up. Enter Mad Men, the AMC hit television show set in the New York advertising world of the 1960s, in which lead characters often enjoy cocktails such as Old Fashioneds and Manhattans. The series, which first aired in 2007, fueled interest in fashion, food and cocktails from the era, and people started to notice whiskey again.
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RumChata Cream Liqueur has expanded its bottle size selection to now include 1.75-ml., 1-liter, 750-ml., 375-ml. and 50-ml. packages. RumChata is made from five times distilled Caribbean rum and real Wisconsin dairy cream with a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and other flavors. RumChata is available nationwide at an average retail price of $19.95 for a 750-ml. bottle.
The Divining Rod
The Divining Rod 2010 Santa Lucia Highland Chardonnay is distinguished for its pineapple aromas, citrus flavors, freshness and roundness, according to Mondavi. The 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon includes small amounts of malbec, cabernet franc and merlot, and is said to have an appealing taste of dark fruit, texture and tannic structure. Available nationwide, the two wines have a suggested retail price of $17 to $19.
Beginning this month, Pernod Ricard USA is debuting Plymouth Navy Strength Gin in the U.S. The line extension features an amplified aroma and fragrance of botanicals while retaining the brand’s signature smoothness and balanced character, the company says. Plymouth Navy Strength Gin is 114 proof and available in 750-ml. bottles with a suggested retail price of $34.99.
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