Top Ten: Spirit launches in October1st November, 2012 by Becky Paskin
Electricity-flavoured vodka, whiskey made for old crooners and a Prohibition overload dominate our pick of the Top Ten spirit launches in October.
There’s been a mixed bag this month, although most spirits launched, or announced for launch, in October have been designed to capitalise on the most indulgent time of the year.
Sweet, cream based liqueurs are out in force at the moment as the weather turns chilly for much of the western world, especially in the US. Brands have been especially inventive this year, picking out exciting new festive flavours like Orange Truffle, Gingerbread and Pumpkin Pie (okay, the last one’s a vodka), to entice consumers to indulge a little.
Elsewhere we have also picked a rather quirky but intriguing new line of vodkas, an innovative whiskey released to commemorate the run-up to the centenary of a legendary singer-songwriter’s birth, and a new recipe for a well-known Cognac brand aching to be used in cocktails.
Take a flick through our pick of the top launches of the last month, but if you feel we’ve missed anything out, feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.