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What’s Pouring: Michter’s, Redbreast Irish Whiskey and Canteen Spirits

Michter’s Sole 2022 Release of 10 Year Rye Scheduled for July

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This July, Michter’s will ship its first and only 2022 bottling of 10 Year Rye. The suggested U.S. retail price per 750ml bottle of Michter’s 10 Year Rye is $185.

Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee commented, “Given that we’re holding back our 10 Year Bourbon until 2023, I’m especially happy to be releasing our 10 Year Rye this summer. It’s one of my very favorite releases.”

When remarking on the 2022 release of the distiller’s 10 Year Rye, Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco said, “It may be the only release we do of a 10 Year whiskey this year, but it’s a really special one. At Michter’s it’s about never compromising on quality rather than maximizing sales.”

Michter’s 10 Year Rye is a single barrel product. It is a Kentucky style rye made from a fair amount of corn and barley to give balance and added complexity to the spice of its rye grain.

“This year’s Michter’s 10 Year Rye continues to provide a consistent, rich and complex experience with beautiful spice and citrus surrounded by decadent chocolate, caramel and fruit. It is the exceptional balance of sweet and spice with a subtle hint of oak maturity that makes Michter’s so special to those who appreciate a Kentucky style rye,” said Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson.

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Redbreast Irish Whiskey unveils new Kentucky oak edition

Redbreast Irish Whiskey, created by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery, is embarking on an exciting new chapter as it unveils a dedicated whiskey collection for the United States. The American Oak series celebrates the influential and integral role of native wood in the production of Redbreast Irish Whiskey, giving provenance to the wood and unique American Oak influences to the whiskey.

The first limited release in the innovative series, Redbreast Kentucky Oak Edition, is made from malted and unmalted barley, triple distilled in copper pot stills and matured in American Oak Bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso sherry butts, before being finished for a period of 3 to 7 months in naturally air-dried PEFC certified American Oak sourced from the Taylor Family’s Elk Cave Farm in Kentucky. These casks have been hand selected for finishing, using the best quality white oak, to impart additional sweet notes of vanilla and elevated wood spices.

Seeking the best quality barrels, Leighton and the team at Midleton Distillery partnered with the owners of Elk Cave Farm, Clifton and sons Steven and Scott Taylor, to source high grade white oak from their 1,300-acre tree farm.

Once felled, sawn and air dried, the oak was worked into 63 casks and shipped to Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, to be filled with a bespoke batch of Redbreast whiskey. Leighton and his team diligently monitored the barrels until the perfect balance of flavor, aroma and wood contribution had been achieved.

The result is smooth and distinctly Redbreast with an additional layer of sweet vanilla and elevated wood spices imparted from the virgin Kentucky casks. Bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV), the non-chill filtered whiskey effortlessly balances the pot still spices and dried fruit with the intricate aroma of freshly cut cedarwood and decadent notes of almond and brown sugar toffee for an elevated flavor profile.

Redbreast Kentucky Oak will be exclusively available in the US beginning in June at a minimum SRP of $95.99. For more information, and selected retailers, visit the Redbreast website:

Canteen Spirits reveals new packing design

The ready-to-drink canned cocktail brand Canteen Spirits has revealed an all new packaging design across all three of its mouthwatering lines, plus new, larger 8-can variety packs for its vodka soda line. 

Available now, Canteen’s packaging refresh features bright, eye popping colors, and tempting images of glistening, ice cold cans alongside juicy depictions of its seasonal ingredients – just in time for summer and the outdoor adventures that await. 

Designed in-house by Canteen’s creative director and co-founder, Gary Dorsey, in collaboration with CEO and co-founder Brandon Cason, the updated vodka soda pack features each canned expression in the foreground, adorned with illustrations of real fruit. Silhouettes of trees and rolling mountains in the background – shaded in the expression’s primary colors – represent the brand’s synergy with the outdoor lifestyle along with its shield-shaped logo, which stands proudly, front and center.  

Alongside its new packaging, Canteen Spirits has released a selection of curated 8-packs for its line of Canteen Vodka Sodas. The new Tropical Variety Pack includes the ultra refreshing strawberry, pineapple and lime flavors and the new 8-pack edition of its Classic Variety Pack includes the watermelon, black cherry and lime.

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