Cold River Vodka Expands
Maine’s Cold River Classic Vodka and Blueberry Vodka are hitting shelves in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia and have relaunched in Florida with Republic National Distributing Co. The gluten-free potato vodka now is available in 19 states, as well as in western Canada and London. Expansion plans also are in the works with distributors in Pennsylvania, Montana, Louisiana, New Mexico and Utah. The vodka uses water from Maine’s Cold River and farm-fresh potatoes, and it is batch-distilled in a custom-made copper potstill.
For more information, visit www.coldrivervodka.com.
Bombora, CooranBong Australian Vodkas Launch in Georgia
G’Day Imports LLC has expanded into Georgia with Bombora and CooranBong Vodka, gluten-free vodkas that are now available in 14 U.S. states. Bombora is distilled five times from premium grapes. As its home is Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland, Australia, the brand is partnering with companies like Billabong to co-host surfing and extreme sporting events. CooranBong is distilled 10 times from primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes, which create a smooth, pure vodka.
BrewDog Atlantic IPA
This fall, BrewDog is bringing its Atlantic IPA to the United States, the first commercially available, genuine sea-aged IPA in over two centuries. The brew, made from a 150-year-old recipe, spent two months aging aboard a mackerel trawler in the North Atlantic. The Atlantic IPA includes biscuit, toast, caramel, oak, salt and tobacco tastes, while hints of honey, pine and vanilla linger in the palate. Only 960 330 ml bottles are available in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.brewdog.com.
Seven Kold-Draft Ice Sizes
Kold-Draft, which has increased its product warranty from three years to five years on parts and labor, offers pure ice cubes in three sizes and crushed ice in four sizes. The full cube (1.25 inches on all sides) is the only large cube on the market; the half-cube is 1.25 inches by 1.25 inches by 0.625 inches and is the most efficient in Kold-Draft’s line; and the cubelet is one quarter of the full cube (1.25 by 0.625 by 0.625 inches).
For more information, visit www.kold-draft.com.