Clark & Sons has a brand-new range of mixers
Fresh off the shelves, the brand promises consumers a premium product to pair with their premium choice of drink. Select from a range of premium mixers that include the following variants: Cola, Indian Tonic, Pink Tonic, Lemonade, Ginger Ale, Bitter Lemon, Club Soda, Sugar-Free Cola, Sugar-Free Indian Tonic and Sugar-Free Pink Tonic.
For those living life at full throttle, Clark & Sons invites you to strap in, take a sip and fire up the thrusters with the Flight energy drink, available in two unique energy variants that go well with your vodka or gin, namely Flight Accelerate, with peach and lavender, and Flight Elevate, with litchi and pear.
Fresh off the shelves, the brand promises consumers a premium product to pair with their premium choice of drink.
“We are very excited to be introducing the Clark & Sons brand as we saw an opportunity in the market to create something that is authentic and appeals to our consumers. We wanted to create a brand that was a legacy and tribute to our family ties, celebrating the love we have of creating premium brands that are authentic and add value to our consumers,” says Lisle Clark, group chief operations officer.
Clark & Sons pairs perfectly with all local and imported spirits. Each of the variants is of exceptional quality and gentle on the palate as premium refreshment alternatives.
Angels Tears Rosé is summer in your glass
Embrace summer with a glass of blushing Angels Tears Rosé, the heavenly everyday quaffer bursting with seasonal berries from Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Made primarily of Pinotage and Shiraz grapes, Angels Tears Rosé 2018 is on trend, flaunting an enticing pale candyfloss hue. This delightfully fresh Rosé is fruity and uncomplicated, teeming with bountiful upfront freshly picked strawberries, raspberries and cherries. It is easy on the palate and great value for money – ideal for easy living.
Lively, crisp and dry, Angels Tears Rosé has a refreshing, fruity finish. Sip it on the patio, try it over a light lunch with seafood or summer salads, and be sure to add it to your picnic basket. It is the ideal alternative to heavier reds on balmy summer days. Angels Tears Rosé is available countrywide and for added convenience, the wine can be purchased online from www.grandeprovence.co.za.
Kumala launches its Reserve Range
Kumala selects the finest varietals from 14 diverse regions, creating versatile wines full of character. The 2018 vintage promises an exceptional collection after an ideal growing season characterised by cool nights and warm, dry days, a variation that drives intensely flavoured berries bursting with colour.
The Reserve Range has launched with the Chenin Blanc, Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc varietals, with more to be added in the future. The Kumala Reserve Range is available via online sales, in the South African International Airports’ Big 5 Duty Free shops, as well as at Cape Town’s Rockwell Hotel and the Cellar Door at Flagstone Winery in Somerset West. The Kumala Zenith Range is available in 800 Checkers stores nationwide. Visit www.kumala.co.za for more information.
Three Ships launches Oloroso Cask Finish
In a display of double wood mastery, Three Ships Whisky has launched its latest limited edition: the Three Ships 8-Year-Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish. The whisky is a heady bouquet of smoke and peat balanced by a nutty richness.
Master distiller Andy Watts gently laid 5-year-old peated single malt to rest into Oloroso sherry casks in May 2014 at The James Sedgwick Distillery. Andy visited the spirit at regular intervals at his secret cellar devoted exclusively to limited-release whiskies. Witnessing the unravelling of extraction from the wood over three years, Andy finally selected two casks this year which he deemed to offer the optimal flavour composition.
The whisky is un-chill-filtered, natural colour and presented at a strength of 51.8%. The Three Ships 8-Year-Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish is a treasure to enjoy or to keep and is the third release in the Master’s Collection series.
Limited to just 1440 bottles, 480 bottles will be available for purchase from Checkers and the balance from The James Sedgwick Distillery, while stock lasts. Visit www.threeshipswhisky.co.za.
Buffalo Trace and the bourbon boom
Whisky is South Africa’s largest spirits category, according to a 2018 International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) report. Within that, bourbon is one of the most dynamic whiskey categories at home and worldwide. Bourbon has grown by 45% from 2016 to 2017.
It’s no surprise then that innovative premium drinks company Truman & Orange has taken on the Sazerac Bourbon portfolio with Buffalo Trace – distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world – as the flagship brand. Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, Buffalo Trace is an American bourbon whiskey aged over years in new oak barrels in century-old warehouses until it reaches the peak of its maturity.
Buffalo Trace retails at all good bottle stores nationwide. The rare whiskies in the rest of the Sazerac Bourbon portfolio will be available in select, exclusive stores. Visit www.trumanandorange.com for more information.