Glen Rock, NJ, November 17, 2017 – Market Street Spirits, a division of Opici Wines, moves into high gear with the addition of three brands of whiskey. Founded in 2014, Market Street is dedicated to building a portfolio reflecting quality and craftsmanship across the price spectrum. Whether Single Malt Scotch, Irish whiskey, bourbon or rye, American consumers venerate the whiskey category, and with the addition of the following three brands, spanning three countries and two continents, Market Street is poised to deliver carefully curated offerings at each and every tier:
- Tullibardine Single Malt Scotch Whiskies
- The Temple Bar Whiskies from Dublin, Ireland
- Rebellion Bourbon and Rye
Tullibardine Single Malt Scotch Whiskies are produced by a small, independent, family-owned distillery established in 1947 on the site of a former brewery in the Southern Highlands, dating back to 1488. Water from the Ochil Hills and the Danny Burn spring, which takes 15 years to reach this special spot from its source, forms the lifeblood of Tullibardine single malts. Tullibardine selections are limited in volume, so act fast if your heart is set on the 1952 release – yours for a cool $31,000, with just one bottle remaining. With supplies diminishing and demand rising for fine and rare old single malts, Market Street is pleased to offer this comprehensive portfolio of whiskies comprising various ages, finishes and styles.
- Sovereign Single Malt Scotch Whisky — $40 SRP
- 225 Sauternes Cask Finish — $45 SRP
- 228 Burgundy Cask Finish — $45 SRP
- 500 Sherry Cask Finish — $45 SRP
- 20-Year-Old — $150 SRP
- 25-Year-Old — $300 SRP
- The Murray Cask Strength 2004 Release — $80 SRP
- The Custodian 1962 Release — $3,000 SRP (30 bottles available in the U.S.)
- The Custodian 1970 Release — $1,600 SRP (12 bottles available in the U.S.)
- The Custodian 1952 Release — $1,600 SRP (one bottle of three available in the U.S.)
The addition of Dublin’s The Temple Bar Whiskey is a further coup for Market Street Spirits. Identified with Ireland’s most famous bar and likely the most famous pub in the world (at close on 180 years young, over 400,000 Facebook check-ins and 88,000 FB fans), The Temple Bar Whiskey Company was launched in 2015. The Temple Bar revives an Irish tradition (whiskey bonding) in which pub owners bought whiskey in cask, before blending and bottling it for their customers. In 2005, The Temple Bar owner Tom Cleary started with his original Signature Blend Irish Whiskey, triple-distilled for a smooth, distinctive Irish style. Two exceptional 10- and 12-Year-Old Whiskies followed. All three are super-premium and finished in first- and second-fill Bourbon casks. The Temple Bar is available in thirteen states, with a national roll-out now in the works.
- Signature Blend — $40 SRP
- 10-Year-Old Single Malt– $65 SRP
- 12-Year-Old Single Malt — $105 SRP
Rebellion Rye completes Market Street’s trio of new additions. Rebellion’s line of small-batch, limited-edition, American whiskies honors the feisty farmers, who in 1794 stood up to fight devastating Federal taxes. And fighting taxes is as American as bourbon and rye! Two new additions from Rebellion are now making their market debut, each bottled in glass, embossed with a beveled metallic gold logo, with their back-of-the-barn heritage alluded to with birch paper labels affixed and numbered by hand.
- Rebellion Rye: 2-/3-year old blend of 65% rye, 23% corn and 12% malted barley, 86° proof
- Rebellion Bourbon: 4-year-old blend of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley, 90° proof
- Rebellion Bourbon and Rye are line-priced at $33 SRP
Bourbon fans may also want to look out for Rebellion’s small batch, special edition 8-Year-Old Bourbon while stocks last, as it enters into increasingly short supply.
Jane Kettlewell, Creative Palate A la Carte
Market Street Spirits: Focusing on artisanal spirits, Market Street Spirits is a division of Opici Wines. Launched in 2014, the portfolio includes Tullibardine Single Malt Scotch whiskies, The Temple Bar Irish whiskies, Rebellion bourbon and rye, Brinley Shipwreck rums, Distilllerie Franciacorta grappas and Meletti liqueurs. Founded in 1913, family-owned fine wine importer Opici Wines is today in the capable hands of the fourth generation, represented by Don Opici. The company was recently honored as “Importer of the Year.” For more information visit: http://www.marketstspirits.com/