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10.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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INFINIUM

INFINIUMThis crisp champagne-like beer is the result of a collaboration between Samuel Adams’ Jim Koch and Dr. Josef Schrädler, Managing Director of Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery which was founded by Benedictine monks in 1O4O.  Working together for almost two years, the brewers perfected a new beer style that explores unique brewing techniques within the boundaries of Reinheitsgebot, the historic German beer purity law that states all beer must be brewed using only four ingredients: malt, [...] Read More »

OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON

OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBONWith a rich fruit and spice character, the 2O1O expression of Old Forester’s vintage-dated Birthday Bourbon is now available.  Released annually in honor of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester, this year’s release is crafted from a 72 barrel batch that was put into barrels on October 24, 1997.  Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is a batch of whisky from several different years, Birthday Bourbon [...] Read More »

BLACKBEARD SPICED RUM

BLACKBEARD SPICED RUMNamed after the legendary pirate Blackbeard, this aged spiced rum combines Caribbean spices, including vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon, with a secret blend of tropical fruits.  The launch will strongly feature the pirate’s imagery with a focus on off-premise sales coupled with trade media and promotional events.  BlackBeard has deep rich vanilla and caramel aromas with high notes of oak.  Vanilla, caramel and spices blend with the soft aged Puerto Rican rum.  Available [...] Read More »

PARKER’S HERITAGE COLLECTION

PARKER’S HERITAGE COLLECTION Wheated BourbonThis is the fourth edition of the limited annual series of rare, aged American whiskeys that pays tribute to 6th Generation Master Distiller Parker Beam.  The release is a cask-strength, non-chill filtered wheated Bourbon, meaning it uses soft winter wheat instead of rye as the “small grain” to produce a less spicy, rounder bourbon.  It is being released in very limited quantities – only 52 barrels, kept in high storage [...] Read More »

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