the shelf (june 2011)
Crafted in the Cognac region of France, Sakiri, an ultra premium vodka, is distilled five times in small batches and made with French wheat grain and pure Gensac spring water with a hint of Asian spice. The smooth vodka can be enjoyed on ice, mixed with tonic or fruit juice or in a favorite cocktail.
Pucker Flavored Vodkas
Beam Global Spirits & Wine debuts new Pucker Flavored Vodka, which uses the Pucker Cordials line and fruits, such as apple, grape, cherry and orange, to create bold flavors. The 70 proof Pucker Flavored Vodka is distilled four times for clarity and smoothness, creating a balanced taste with a portfolio that includes the crisp and tart Sour Apple Sass, fresh and sweet Grape Gone Wild, tangy Cherry Tease and orange- and tangerine-flavored Citrus Squeeze.
Malibu announces Malibu Black, a 70 proof Caribbean-flavored rum with a hint of coconut that creates a smooth and lingering finish. Malibu Black can be served straight up or in Malibu’s featured cocktail Black & Cola. The rum will be introduced through TV, digital and out-of-home marketing and is available on-premise.
Monin Gourmet Flavorings Passion Fruit
Monin Gourmet Flavorings introduces Passion Fruit, adding an eighth flavor to its syrups and flavorings products lines, which also include Mango, Wildberry and Banana. The passion-fruit flavoring, made from high-quality fruit and flash-pasteurized to preserve tastes, has sweet and slightly tart flavors that complement citrus drinks, such as lemonade and Margaritas, as well as desserts, sauces and dressings.
Ivanabitch Red Berry Vodka and Ivanabitch Brandy
International Spirits LLC is introducing Ivanabitch Red Berry Vodka and Ivanabitch Brandy. The vodka is a blend of red-berry flavors, while the brandy is a high-quality VSOP French Brandy. Ivanabitch currently is available in 19 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Washington, D.C., and more.