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Pinnacle® Vodka Celebrates Start of The Fall Season with Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Flavor

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Pinnacle® Vodka Celebrates Start of The Fall Season with Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Flavor09:47 EDT Thursday, October 04, 2012DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle® Vodka, the fast-growing premium vodka brand in the Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) spirits portfolio, has introduced its latest flavor innovation: the classic taste of fall's favorite dessert ? Pumpkin Pie.   Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka is a limited edition delight that offers the rich, sweet taste of pumpkin blended with the smooth, spicy flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a delectable dollop of whipped cream.  This new Pinnacle creation gives party-goers a new way to enjoy pumpkin pie this holiday season. "As one of the fastest growing and most innovative vodka brands on the market today, we strive to maintain our commitment to the creation of quality, fun flavors that our consumers desire," said Kim Washington, senior director of Pinnacle Vodka. "Pumpkin Pie is a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of unique flavors ? one that we think offers a fun twist on the classic fall favorite, and keeps us on top of the flavor innovation leader board." This fun seasonal flavor is being offered as a limited release.  Whether served chilled, on the rocks, or in creative seasonal cocktails, Pumpkin Pie can be the go-to drink for any Halloween, Thanksgiving, football tailgate, or winter holiday party.For a festive pumpkin pie holiday experience, try one of these Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka recipes:Spiced Pumpkin2 parts Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie Vodka1 part Irish CreamSplash Half & HalfShake with ice, strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed martini glass, and garnish with a cherry.Pumpkin Cider2 parts Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie Vodka1 part Apple CiderSplash of Fresh Lemon SourShake with ice, strain into a caramel swirled martini glass, and garnish with an apple slice.Chocolate Pumpkin2 parts Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie Vodka1 part Creme de Cacao1 part Chocolate MilkShake with ice, strain into a crushed graham cracker rimmed martini glass, and top with whipped cream. Pumpkin Pie follows the other flavor introductions from the premium vodka in 2012, including Pineapple, Peach, Blackberry, and Cucumber Watermelon.  Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie is available in select U.S. markets for a suggested retail price of $12.99. To find a store or recipe, please visit, "LIKE" Pinnacle Vodka on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @PinnacleVodka.About Beam Inc.As one of the world's leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, EFFEN Vodka, Pucker Flavored Vodka, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC, DeKuyper Cordials, and Skinnygirl Cocktails.  Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,200 passionate associates worldwide generated 2011 sales of $2.8 billion, volume of 34 million 9-liter cases and some of the industry's fastest growing innovations. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.  For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and Contacts:Kristen IngrahamFinn Partners for Pinnacle Vodka(212) 593-5801kristen@finnpartners.comLara BeauregardBeam Inc.(847) 444-7073Lara.Beauregard@beamglobal.comPinnacle® Flavored Vodkas, 35% Alc./Vol. ©2012 Portfield Importers, Lewiston, MEAll trademarks are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE Beam Inc.