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News in brief of September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

• Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series FAE-02, Macallan 30 Year Old Double Cask, and Newcomers from Highland Park and Westland are among the offerings featured in Whiskey Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.

• Rémy Cointreau is relaunching its Cosmos for a Cause program for a second year, inviting consumers to support local restaurants and bars across the United States by ordering Cosmopolitan cocktails at participating establishments. Cointreau will donate $ 100,000 to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) to support recovery from the pandemic. Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has signed up as a partner and will make a matching donation to IRC. “Our Cosmos for a Cause program over the past holiday season was a significant success,” said Ian McLernon, President and CEO of Rémy Cointreau Americas. “Many businesses are still on the road to recovery, and we will continue to provide the support and commitment necessary to further benefit the great people of our local bars and restaurants across the country.” The complete list of bars and restaurants participating in Cosmos for a Cause will be unveiled on October 15 on the Cointreau website.

• PaQuí Tequila and Lejana y Sola Mezcal are expanding in six new states, including Florida with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC with Opici Family Distributing; and West Texas with Reed Beverage. Both brands, owned by Tequila Holdings, Inc., led by industry veteran John Chappell, are now distributed in 11 US markets. PaQuí includes Silvera ($ 50), Reposado ($ 55), and Añejo ($ 65) Tequilas. Lejana y Sola, priced at $ 60, which debuted with a mezcal blending Espadin and Cuishe wild agaves, is now launching a second expression with Espadin and Arroqueño wild agaves.

• The Producer, a new brand of mezcal, is now rolling out in the United States, debuting with two expressions: Ensamble ($ 47) and Tepeztate ($ 98). Ensamble 40.2% abv is made from 7 year old Espadin agave plants and 9 year old Cuishe agave plants which are distilled in a copper still after fermentation in the open air. Tepeztate is also bottled at 40.2% alcohol and is made from agave plants from Sierra Sur, in Oaxaca, a coastal region. The wild agave for this mezcal is harvested after about 16 years.

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