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Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. is excited to announce the latest release of their Cascade Moon Whisky series, Cascade Moon Edition No. 2. Following the release of Cascade Moon Edition No. 1 this fall, this second release from Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. honors the heritage of the George A. Dickel & Co. brand

 

Celebrating 150 years of passion for making quality whisky and further tying back to George Dickel’s history, the liquid for this second release was taken from a small batch blend curated around the first barrel of TN Whisky filled after the distillery returned from shutdown in 2003. Even the release’s packaging pays homage to whisky making over the last 150 years. This unique sandblasted ceramic bottle is sourced from one of limited producers in the world. The labels are hand printed using a 130 year-old press, to create a stunning look and feel.

Cascade Moon Edition No. 2 is a bold, mature liquid befitting a celebration of a 150 year heritage. When tasting this liquid, whisky fans can expect to come across notes of vanilla, oak, leather and oil.  

 

Starting this month, Cascade Moon Edition No. 2 will be regionally available in Tennessee, California and Texas for a limited time at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

 
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Nashville, TN—(December 16, 2020)-- Pennington Distilling Company's family of brands has earned twelve national exclusive spirit tasting awards.  The 2020 tasting competitions include the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awards, the Beverage Tasting Institute/Tastings.com Spirits Competition, and the SIP Awards International Spirits Competition.  

Jeff and Jenny Pennington, co-founders of Pennington Distilling Company, state “Winning these awards is a huge honor for each of our brands.  Our Davidson Reserve Whiskies, Pickers and Walton's Vodkas, and Whisper Creek spirits continue to resonate with our target demographics of whiskey lovers, vodka enthusiasts, and our Tennessee sipping cream fan club.  We are very proud of our entire team who have worked hard to make Pennington Distilling Company and Nashville become known in the liquor business on a national stage.”

The 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awards drew the most awards across all the brands with two Double Gold, two Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze Medals.  Walton’s Vodka and Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whisky both received the coveted Double Gold Medals.  Pickers Original Vodka received an impressive Gold Medal as did Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey Single Barrel.  Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey received a Silver medal.  Genesis Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Whisper Creek Original Tennessee Sipping Cream placed with exciting Bronze medals.

The 2020 Beverage Tasting Institute/Tastings.com Spirits Competition awarded Davidson Reserve two sought-after “Gold” medals.  Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey (4-Grain) and Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey were both awarded Gold with a score of 91 points.

In addition, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey was awarded three medals in the 2020 SIP Awards International Spirits Competition.  The Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey won a notable “Silver” medal and Davidson Reserve Four Grain Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey earned a “Double Gold” medal as well as the coveted “Consumers Choice” medal.

The Davidson Reserve family, this long-awaited Tennessee Whiskey, which garnered 9 medals, is Nashville’s first locally distilled four-year-old Tennessee whiskey since Prohibition.  Our Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey is made with a small amount of malt, allowing more flavor from the Tennessee-grown corn and rye to come through. It is distilled twice and filtered through virgin Tennessee sugar maple charcoal to provide extra smoothness and a perfect balance to the whiskey. Davidson Reserve ages their whiskey for a minimum of 4 years in 53-gallon barrels before bottling at 96 proof.

 
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TORONTO, December 15, 2020 – This year’s Holiday celebrations are going to look at bit different than normal.

But not all hope is lost. While restrictions on the size of gatherings and physical distancing recommendations to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus have made it all but impossible to host a typical holiday party, you can still mix up some holiday-themed cocktails to share with family and friends over a virtual platform.

And when you pull the cocktail recipes from Corby Spirit and Wine’s new coffee table book A Toast from Coast to Coast — which curates 100 cocktail recipes from bars and restaurants across Canada — you will be supporting bartenders and servers who have found themselves out of work or with drastically reduced hours because of the economic shutdown during the pandemic.

To get you started, the Corby Brand Engagement and Advocacy Team (BEAT) suggests some of the following holiday-themed drinks from the pages of A Toast from Coast to Coast (note, the recipes for the various syrups and other ingredients are included in the book):

  • Rush Hour Sour — From the Gull Bar & Kitchen in Vancouver, this frothy drink is discounted during traffic jams in North Vancouver. Pour ½ ounce of salted caramel syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice along with a shot of Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky and ¾ ounce of fresh lemon juice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe, and decorate with four dashes of black walnut bitters.
  • The Winter Daiquiri — A seasonal twist on a popular summer drink, from the Hopscotch Whisky Bar in Saint John. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in a shot of Havana Club 7 Year Old Rum, ½ ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice, one ounce of fresh-pressed apple cider and one ounce of Chai spiced syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass garnished with cranberries.
  • The Riccardo — Inspired by the autumn wind, this seasonal drink comes from Ortona 1864 Café & Panino Shop in Windsor, Ont. In an empty shaker, add a shot of J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe Whisky, ½ ounce of Licor 43, ¾ ounce of apple cider and ¾ ounce cranberry juice. Top shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
  • Mitton Season — That’s not a typo – it’s named after Canadian whisky expert Dave Mitton. But like its namesake hand coverings, this cocktail from Toronto’s Bar Raval will certainly keep you warm when the temperature drops. Pour a shot of Lot 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky into an empty shaker with ¾ ounce Lemon Aperitivo, ¼ ounce of vanilla liqueur, ½ teaspoon of rich simple syrup (boil together two parts sugar to one part water) and a whole egg. Dry shake without ice to mix the ingredients, then add three large ice cubes and shake until cold. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
  • Milk + Honey — A decadent cocktail inspired by the Old Fashioned, from Bar Koukla in Toronto. Start by pouring 2 ¼ ounces of white chocolate washed Gooderham & Worts, 1/3 ounce honey, three dashes of black walnut bitters and three drops of cardamom bitters into a rocks glass with a large ice cube and stir very well. Garnish with the zest of a lemon squeezed over top and then discarded.

A Toast from Coast to Coast is available to buy at toastfromcoasttocoast.ca for $40. Fully 100 per cent of the proceeds go directly to the Bartenders Benevolent Fund and the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association to support hospitality workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shut down.

 
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Dec. 14, 2020 – Combining its core competencies in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles with a deep understanding of customer needs, LG Electronics announced that it is developing an autonomous robot that will use ultraviolet (UV-C) light to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas. LG Business Solutions USA plans to offer the UV robot to U.S. hospitality, education, corporate, retail, restaurant, and transportation customers in early 2021.

 

“We hope LG’s first UV disseminating robot will give our customers, and in turn their customers, peace of mind,” explained Michael Kosla, vice president, LG Business Solutions USA. “Whether it’s hotel guests, students in classrooms or patrons of restaurants and other businesses, they can rest assured that the LG autonomous UV robot will help reduce their exposure to harmful bacteria and germs,” he said.

 

To be officially unveiled at Digital CES® 2021, LG’s new robot is expected to enable a new standard of hygiene by helping to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas. Because of its autonomous design, the robot will be able to move easily around tables, chairs and other furniture, generally irradiating a room’s touchable surfaces in 15 to 30 minutes, disinfecting multiple areas on a single battery charge.

 

Engineered to be easy to operate, the robot can be integrated into established cleaning routines without requiring extensive staff training or specialists to operate it.Staff will be able to monitor progress via remote updates to smartphones or tablets. Employee exposure to UV rays will be minimized through a built-in safety lock activated by human motion detection sensors, pressing of an emergency stop button or via the mobile application. 

 

“A higher level of disinfection is going to become the new customer expectation in the new contactless economy where we now all live, work, learn and play,” Kosla said.  “LG is bringing to bear its expertise in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles for creative solutions like this to meet specific customer requirements.”

 

This is the first in a series of new LG CLOi autonomous robots planned for introduction in the United States during 2021.

 

 
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TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - As part of Campari Group's #ShakenNotBroken initiative, Campari Group Canada today announced a $50,000 donation to the Bartenders Benevolent Fund, a Canadian non-profit organization that is raising much-needed funds for bartenders, servers and other hospitality staff who continue to face serious financial hardship.

The continued lockdowns across the country have certainly shaken the hospitality community. According to research by Restaurants Canada, the hospitality and accommodation industry continues to be the hardest hit by the pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 188,000 jobs have been lost, and with recent closures, that number could rise by another 100,0001. October saw another 48,200 jobs lost compared to September2. This decline in employment represents the largest job loss of any industry and has been mostly felt in Ontario and Quebec due to targeted restrictions of on-premise dining in several regions within those provinces3. With more than 236,000 jobs to be recovered, the foodservice and accommodation industry still has the largest job loss gap of any major industry4.

"Campari Group Canada has been one of our most valued supporters since the start of the pandemic; following up on a significant donation in May and raising further funds for the BBF through their Negroni Week program. This latest round of support comes at a critical time for hospitality professionals across Canada, who continue to suffer from a disrupted landscape going into the usually busy holiday season and through the winter. We cannot thank them enough for their continued support of our fund and the hospitality industry as a whole across Canada," says Jon Gray, Co-Founder, Bartenders Benevolent Fund.

In response to such startling statistics, Campari Group Canada is, in addition to its own donation, calling on businesses to donate as well. Contributions would provide financial assistance, mental health and well-being support to hospitality workers who are facing ongoing hardships. With corporate holiday parties getting canceled or pivoting to virtual celebrations, the hope is for businesses to consider donating from budgets that would have typically gone towards in-person celebrations.

"Although this has been a challenging year for many businesses, it would be extremely impactful if companies could donate even a small percentage of their holiday party budgets to help the restaurant and bar staff who would normally be at the centre of these celebrations," says Campari Group Canada Managing Director Melanie Batchelor. "We are hoping that the influence of community will spark a collective sense of giving."

Through Campari Group's global #ShakenNotBroken initiative, Campari Group Canada has supported the hospitality industry throughout 2020, with plans to continue in 2021. Campari Group Canada has donated over $130,000 to support the hospitality industry. A firm believer in the power of community, the company has also quickly pivoted plans at the Forty Creek Distillery to produce much-needed hand sanitizer to donate to local health authorities, and has partnered with different companies to buy meals for those in need. 

Through this donation and other initiatives, Campari Group Canada will continue to do everything possible to support the Canadian hospitality industry in their time of significant need.

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