the shelf (april/may 2010)
Bacardi Torched Cherry
Bacardi introduces its newest rum flavor, Bacardi Torched Cherry, just in time for spring and summer. Bacardi Torched Cherry is made with Barbados cherries and a light, smooth infusion of Torch Plant aloe to give the rum a bold, rich taste. Bacardi Torched Cherry can be enjoyed with sodas, lemonades or in cocktail recipes like the Torched Pom Berry (with pomegranate syrup and garnished with a sugar rim), Cherry Storm (with pineapple and cranberry juices) or Burnt Berry (with pomegranate juice and Sprite, garnished with a cherry).
For more information, www.bacardi.com.
Crown Royal Black
Hand-crafted by master blender Andrew MacKay, Crown Royal Black is a darker and more robust whiskey. It is matured in oak barrels and blended at a higher proof for a more concentrated flavor. With its rich texture and deep bourbon notes, Crown Royal Black maintains the Crown Royal creamy profile while exhibiting subtle dry fruit flavors like fig. Sweet maple accents and a light vanilla finish complement its oak background.
For more information, visit www.crownroyal.com.
Smirnoff Spiced Root Beer and Dark Roasted Espresso Vodkas
Smirnoff released its first 100-proof flavored vodkas: Smirnoff Spiced Root Beer and Dark Roasted Espresso. Under Smirnoff’s blue label, both Spiced Root Beer and Dark Roasted Espresso vodkas use premium-crafted ingredients to create distinct and complex flavors and aromas. These vodkas mix well or can be enjoyed on the rocks. Smirnoff Spiced Root Beer and Dark Roasted Espresso are available nationwide.
For more information, visit. www.smirnoff.com.
The Sazerac Company of New Orleans launched Herbsaint Original, made according to the same recipe first used by J. Marion Legendre for Herbsaint in 1934. Herbsaint, which has seen a slightly edited recipe over the years, has long been a critical ingredient in the world famous Sazerac Cocktail, The Official Cocktail of New Orleans. Herbsaint Original is 100 proof and is available in 750 ml bottles.
For more information, visit www.sazerac.com.
Stolichnaya White Pomegranik Vodka
Stolichnaya introduces the first vodka made with white pomegranate, Stolichnaya White Pomegranik Vodka. This is the 11th flavor to join Stolichnaya’s vodka portfolio. White pomegranate is rarer than its red counterpart, is less tart and has less acidity and fewer tannins than red pomegranate. Well balanced with a musky-sweet, earthy aroma and bright undertones of cherry and red berries, White Pomegranik Vodka has a subtle flavor profile. Stolichnaya White Pomegranik is available nationwide beginning in May.
For more information, visit www.stoli.com.
Rendezvous Bay Mixes
Sun Orchard reconfigured its all-natural Rendezvous Bay frozen and on-the-rocks bar mix program to offer a higher-quality, more comprehensive beverage program. The new products are reformulated for enhanced taste, delayed separation and richer coloring. They also offer better yield, a better equipment program and better overall support, according to the company. Flavors in the line will include strawberry, sweet and sour, Margarita, Piña Colada, mango, raspberry, peach, banana, wild berry and ice cream.
For more information, visit www.sunorchard.com.