The Shelf (November/December 2011)
Smirnoff Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodkas
Smirnoff adds two new vodka flavors to its portfolio: Smirnoff Whipped Cream and Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow. Triple-distilled and filtered 10 times for clarity, the vodkas are decadent offerings. Smirnoff Whipped Cream possesses sweet aromas and a smooth whipped-cream flavor, resulting in a creamy mouth feel with hints of richness; Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow is refreshing, smooth and airy with the subtle sweetness of a confection.
Johnnie Walker Double Black
A new Scotch whiskey, Johnnie Walker Double Black amplifies the signature style of Johnnie Walker Black Label. The trademark smoky flavor and rich, peaty single malts are combined with whiskies and matured in charred oak barrels, producing a bold blend of depth, richness and character. The limited-edition Johnnie Walker Double Black is expected to last until the holiday season.
Malibu Winter is a limited-edition rum made with real coconut flakes suspended in an authentic blend of Caribbean rum; the flakes dissolve slowly in the mouth when consumed. Available through December, Malibu Winter offers a smooth balance of rum and coconut flavor and features a see-through window on the iconic white bottle to showcase the floating coconut flakes.
Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper
Made with a fusion of Southern Comfort and Tabasco brand pepper sauce, Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper is made with whiskey, features the flavors of Southern Comfort and is infused with Original Tabasco Sauce.
Tabasco chilies and natural pepper flavors add to the 70 proof spicy spirit; it is available nationally with global expansion to follow.
WAVE Vodka Flavored Vodkas
The Sazerac Company’s line of WAVE Vodkas offer a variety of popular flavors, including Whipped Cream, Pink Lemonade, Cherry, Blue Raspberry and Grape, as well as an unflavored 80 proof vodka. With a fresh, colorful and modern look,
WAVE Vodka plans to add more flavors to its portfolio in the future.
Russian Standard Gold Vodka
Launched in Russia in 2008, Russian Standard Gold Vodka is entering the U.S. market with select availability nationwide. Using the finest Russian ingredients, including Siberian Golden Roots for a rich and smooth taste, Russian Standard Gold is soft on the palate and has hints of spice, vanilla and cinnamon notes. It’s best served neat, chilled or on the rocks.
Drambuie 15, a refined, drier expression of the original Drambuie Liqueur, is made with 15-year-old Speyside malt whiskies and infused with a secret recipe of herbs, spices and heather honey. Served neat or over ice, Drambuie 15 has citrus spice aromas with fragrant grassy and butterscotch notes; citrus lemongrass flavors add to the warm and malty notes of butterscotch, berries and heather, culminating in an herbal and shortbread finish.