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MurLarkey® Distilled Spirits announced the addition of four all-natural infused whiskeys to its collection of farm-to-flask spirits, bringing its infused line to eight. The award-winning Northern Virginia distillery began production of four new infusions just over two months ago with two – Coffee and Orange – scheduled for release on September 1, 2017. The company will then roll out Banana and Cocoa shortly thereafter. All will be available by special order at Virginia ABC stores ($29.99), and distributed throughout the District of Columbia by Breakthru Beverage Group.
Handcrafted with pride and certified gluten-free, MurLarkey’s line of fresh, natural infused flavors showcase the innovation and variety that distinguishes MurLarkey from other craft distilleries. Tom Murray, co-founder and CEO said of the new products, “We are incredibly grateful to our loyal customers and thankful for their input and feedback. Due to the success we’ve experienced with our initial infusions [Clemoncy lemon whiskey and Cincerity cinnamon whiskey], we have developed these new, all-natural infused spirits to satisfy market demand. Each weekend over the past three months, dozens of our new infusions have been empirically tested at focus groups by hundreds of MurLarkey Distillery tasting room patrons right here in Bristow. Only those scoring the highest with our focus group patrons made the cut for our initial commercial releases.”
Coffee lovers will revel in the inaugural infused whiskey, a white American oak barrel blend of MurLarkey’s Justice White Whiskey and gourmet coffee beans, course-ground and roasted by Vint Hill Coffee, located in nearby Vint Hill, Virginia. The whiskey is cold brewed in batches for about a week in-barrel creating flavors of tropical spice and fine espresso, with aromatic, light smoky undertones. The infused whiskey is cold filtered and it can be enjoyed neat at room temperature, blended into a hot dessert cocktail, or chilled with a splash of cream.
With its second release, MurLarkey has created a blend that is slightly sweeter. The all-natural infused Orange Whiskey is the product of Justice White Whiskey gently poured over a mix of premium, dried organic navel orange slices and Madagascar vanilla beans, and left to age to perfection. The infusion is rich, with a deep aromatic quality perfect for a premium Orange Crush or a delicious dessert alternative.
The new line of infusions is the invention of MurLarkey Product Master George ‘Papi’ Zwetkow and Co-Founder & President Mike Larkin, who spent months developing the flavor combinations. The four popular flavors were put into production in July to be rolled out through the month of September, starting with Coffee.
Since 2016, MurLarkey has broadened its distribution networks and is now available at over 60 Virginia ABC stores and 70 restaurants and hotels across DC and Virginia. The new Coffee and Orange whiskeys can also be purchased or sampled at the distillery’s tasting room (7961 Gainsford Court, Bristow; 571-284-7961). The distillery is open Thursday 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., Friday 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and Saturday 1:00 p. m. to 6:00 . p.m and Monday through Wednesday by appointment. A full list of retailers and restaurants that carry MurLarkey products can be found at murlarkey.com/findus/.
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About MurLarkey: Starting with a meager 23-gallon copper still, second generation Irish-American cousins Tom Murray and Mike Larkin, along with a small team of family and friends, began distilling high-quality, small-batch spirits. Using only the finest, all-natural ingredients, MurLarkey spirits are produced to uncompromising standards. Distilled to perfection, packaged with pride and delivered with cheer, MurLarkey embodies the Founders’ heritage, culture and love for life. MurLarkey is an American Distilling Institute (ADI) Certified Craft Distilled Spirit producer. For more information, visit murlarkey.com.