Central Standard Craft Distillery and Leinenkugel’s Release North Brandy Old Fashioned RTD

North Brandy Old Fashioned
North Brandy Old Fashioned

Wisconsin-based Central Standard Craft Distillery and Leinenkugel’s brewery collaborated on a ready-to-drink (RTD) North Brandy Old Fashioned. This canned cocktail combines North Brandy from Central Standard with flavors like cherry, cranberry and orange from Leinenkugel’s beers, the distillery states.

“The flavors of Wisconsin are as bold as they are distinctive, cherished by all who experience them. Our pride in both our state and its rich heritage runs deep, and this cocktail was designed to serve a true taste of home,” said Evan Hughes, co-founder of Central Standard Craft Distillery, in a news release. “The brandy old fashioned is at the heart of our story, and introducing a product with a local legend like Leinenkugel’s, a decade into our journey, adds an extra layer of significance to that story and the work we’re devoted to doing locally.”

A Brandy Old Fashioned for Wisconsin

“Our history at Leinenkugel’s is rooted in innovation. We’ve taken a lot of pride in the choices we make with our recipes,” said Tony Bugher, president of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing, in the release. “Combining the award-winning Central Standard North Brandy with our own flavors to deliver a Brandy Old Fashioned for Wisconsin made sense on so many levels. We both share a deep appreciation for our home state and the audience of local craft fans.”

The North Brandy Old Fashioned has an ABV of 8% and will be available in four-packs of 12 oz. cans. It will be available exclusively in Wisconsin, widely distributed across major retail and independent liquor stores and expected on shelves across the state by March 1. The canned cocktail will also be available at local venues, bars, restaurants and supper clubs across Wisconsin.


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