Traverse City Whiskey Co. Rolls Out the Painted Barrels to Celebrate National Cherry Festival

Traverse City Whiskey Co. Rolls Out the Painted Barrels to Celebrate National Cherry Festival

Whiskey Enthusiasts Encouraged to Participate in a Citywide Scavenger Hunt to Find All of the Barrels Around Town

Traverse City, MI (June 29, 2022)Traverse City Whiskey Co. (TCWC), aka The Whiskey of the North, has stationed painted barrels throughout the city in honor of the National Cherry Festival. Each barrel was hand-painted by a local artist. Today through Labor Day, the company is encouraging locals and visitors alike to participate in a citywide scavenger hunt to locate the various barrels. Throughout the promotion, the TCWC Facebook and Instagram pages will provide clues as to the location of said barrels.

“We wanted to celebrate this year’s Cherry Festival in a fun and creative way,” said Chris Fredrickson, Founder & President, Traverse City Whiskey Co. “We’re excited for folks to locate and see these incredible works of art.”

How it Works: Scan, Selfie, Social

Participants who find a barrel can scan the QR Code to learn more about the program, via a landing page located at As an incentive, folks who successfully find (1) barrel (apart from the one located at the TCWC Stillhouse) will win $5 off any purchase of $10 or more at the TCWC Stillhouse. Participants who find (5) barrels will win a hat or a t-shirt and those who find (10) barrels will win a VIP Tour of TCWC for up to six people. To be eligible, folks must take a selfie with each barrel and post it to their personal Facebook or Instagram account and tag @tcwhiskey, using #barrelhunt22. Prizes must be redeemed in-person at the TCWC Stillhouse, located at 201 E. 14th St in Traverse City by Monday, September 5, 2022. Must be 21 years of age to participate. No purchase necessary. For the official rules and regulations please visit:

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

At the end of the barrel program, TCWC will auction off a select number of barrels to the public during an event at The Stillhouse to be announced. Proceeds will benefit a local charity or charities.

Known as “The Whiskey of the North,” TCWC draws upon its early family roots in the distilled spirits industry dating back to the late 1800s, sourcing grains from the Midwest. The distilling team, led by Fredrickson, makes quality products, inspired by patented distilling techniques invented by his great grandfather during the prohibition era.

The core TCWC portfolio of products, including its award-winning Barrel Proof offerings, are available online via Reserve Bar and Beverage Warehouse and at on- and off-premise establishments in nearly 30 U.S. States, including throughout Michigan.

For more information, please visit and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @tcwhiskey

About Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Traverse City Whiskey Co. is an independent and locally owned distilled spirits company based in Traverse City, Michigan, that’s dedicated to producing approachable premium to super-premium whiskey and bourbon. Known as “The Whiskey of the North,” the upstart company draws upon its early family roots in the distilled spirits industry dating back to the late 1800’s, sourcing all grains from the Midwest.

Traverse City Whiskey Co. is a member of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

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Stellum™ Spirits Introduces Inaugural Stellum Black Specialty Blends

Stellum™ Spirits Introduces Inaugural Stellum Black Specialty Blends

Ongoing Limited-Release Blends, Each of Which Feature an Alternate Blending Profile, Incorporate Rare Barrels

Louisville, KY (June 27, 2022) – Stellum™ Spirits, a national brand created to celebrate the modern-day whiskey drinker, today introduced Stellum Black specialty blends, a new evolution in the brand’s portfolio. These specialty blends are ongoing limited releases which incorporate rare barrels to create limited edition bourbons and ryes that deliver robust flavor alongside profound complexity.

Stellum Black specialty blends offer consumers more in terms of rarity, collectability, and insight into the inspiration behind the blends themselves. Blending in steps and with smaller batches allows the team to utilize barrels or even just parts of barrels that are particularly unique while still having a major influence on the character of the whiskey.

“Stellum Black specialty blends evoke the familiarity of two classic styles of American whiskey, taken one step further through our innovative blending and tasting process,” said Founder Joe Beatrice. “Each limited-release blend has an alternate blending profile that incorporates reserve barrels from our stocks with the original Stellum blend.”

The base for all Stellum Black specialty blends is a blend of Indiana bourbon/rye, which is then layered with older bourbons/ryes from Kentucky and Tennessee creating a unique everyday whiskey. These are the first two limited edition blends:

  • Stellum Equinox Blend #1
    • This inaugural release of the Equinox Blend was created using Stellum Bourbon. The team slowly layered in rare sets of bourbon barrels, step by step, until the evening of the Vernal Equinox, when the blend was completed in honor of the changing seasons and bottled at cask strength (117.26 proof)
  • Stellum Fibonacci Rye Blend #1
    • This release celebrates the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers, each the sum of the two previous numbers. Six separate rye blends were combined in accordance with this sequence. Just like so many other presentations of Fibonacci, the blend that it produced was both balanced and beautiful. Bottled at cask strength (115.12 proof)

Both Stellum Equinox Blend #1 and Stellum Fibonacci Rye Blend #1 have an SRP of $99. They are now available at select retailers in 48 U.S. markets and online via the Stellum website at For more information, follow Stellum Spirits on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

Stellum Spirits

Stellum™ Spirits is devoted to bringing American whiskey into the modern age with simple, elegant blends and single barrels selected with care and intention. Stellum Spirits is produced by Barrell Craft Spirits®, the award-winning independent blender of unique aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum. 

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Cool Cat Named Official Wine Spritzer of University of Miami Athletics

Cool Cat Named Official Wine Spritzer of University of Miami Athletics

Miami, FL (June 14, 2022)Cool Cat, a Miami-based RTD lifestyle company, today announced a new partnership as the Official Wine Spritzer of University of Miami (UM) Athletics.

The partnership will begin on July 1, 2022, providing Cool Cat with a presence across UM’s football, basketball, and baseball seasons. The brand will develop branded experiences designed to engage and excite the Hurricanes fan base each season, especially during tailgating.

“We’re excited to partner with Cool Cat as the Official Wine Spritzer of the Miami Hurricanes and look forward to introducing a new Miami company to the passionate Miami Hurricanes fan base,” said Chris Maragno, SVP Hurricanes Global Partnerships.

“Sports are incredibly relevant to the Cool Cat lifestyle and we’re proud to partner with University of Miami Athletics to help raise brand awareness in our home market,” said co-founder and CEO Rocco Venneri. “We’re grateful to UM for standing behind our brand DNA and product and for allocating resources to help minority brands like ours succeed.”

Named “Best Spritzer” by, Cool Cat Wine Spritzers come in four unique flavors – Original (Elderflower Mint Lime), Citrus, Berry, and Grapefruit. The cans’ ideal on-the-go design makes it the perfect drink for Hurricanes tailgating events. At 6.9% ABV, just 140 calories and two grams of sugar per 12-ounce can, Cool Cat offers a better for you alternative to many other alcoholic beverages.

For more information, visit Be Cool. Please Drink Responsibly.

Legends, which has managed corporate sponsorships and multimedia rights for UM Athletics since April 2021, facilitated the partnership with Cool Cat.

About Cool Cat

Cool Cat is a minority founded, led, and operated beverage lifestyle company established in 2018 in Chelsea, NYC. Launched in April 2020, Cool Cat Wine Spritzers are currently distributed in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Cool Cat is currently based out of Miami, FL. Discover the brand online at and follow the brand @drinkcoolcat on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and Spotify.

University of Miami Athletics

The University of Miami’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), supports more than 400 student-athletes across 18 sports. Miami has won 21 team national championships and 83 individual national championships in its storied history. UM Athletics is dedicated to developing and supporting its student-athletes in their effort to attain personal, academic, and athletic excellence, resulting in the highest standard of achievement. For more information visit

About Legends

Founded in 2008, Legends is a premium experiences company with six divisions operating worldwide—Global Planning, Global Sales, Hospitality, Global Partnerships, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions—offering clients and partners a 360-degree data-and analytics-fueled service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports, collegiate, attractions, entertainment, conventions, and leisure. They are the industry leaders in designing, planning, and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit and follow Legends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @TheLegendsWay.

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