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04.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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COLONEL E.H.TAYLOR, JR. OLD FASHIONED SOUR MASH BOURBON WHISKEY

COLONEL E.H.TAYLOR, JR. OLD FASHIONED SOUR MASH BOURBON WHISKEYColonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., the man who introduced the first climate-controlled aging warehouses, used a patented sour mash technique, and fought for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, has a line of premium whiskeys bearing his name.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has recreated his traditional sour mash and produced a limited edition, one-time offering.  This bourbon was aged for nine years and “Bottled in Bond” at [...] Read More »

EARLY TIMES 2O11 MINT JULEP COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLE

EARLY TIMES 2O11 MINT JULEP COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLE This year’s special release for the Kentucky Derby will feature the artwork of Marita Walizer of Oklahoma City who was the winner of the first Early Times Mint Julep Artist Search Contest.  The winning entry was entitled “Derby Cheers”.  For the past 24 years, the Early Times Mint Julep has served as the “Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby”.  The newly labeled one-liter pre-mix bottle will [...] Read More »

LAKE SONOMA ALEXANDER VALLEY 2OO8 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

LAKE SONOMA ALEXANDER VALLEY 2OO8 CABERNET SAUVIGNONAged 28 months in French and American oak barrels, this Cabernet has aromas of black currant and raspberry that are accented by hints of bay leaf and vanilla.  Intense, youthful black cherry, raspberry and mint flavors ride on an underpinning of graphite and cedar.  Suggested retail is $2O.  Available from Horizon Beverage Company. [...] Read More »

VALLEY OF THE MOON 2OO8 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon came from three Sonoma County appellations.  The largest component – almost half – came from Sonoma Valley.  Roughly 3O% came from Alexander Valley, and the remaining 25% came from Dry Creek Valley.  The vineyard lots were fermented separately in stainless steel and the young wines were aged in small French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 22 months.  The final blend includes a small percentage of Merlot.  The Cabernet [...] Read More »

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