Spirits

Teeling Toasts to New Distillery with ‘The Revival’

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) will release ‘The Revival’ in Australia next February – a limited edition 15 Year Old Single Malt – to commemorate the opening of its new distillery in Dublin. The Teeling Distillery is the first distillery to have opened in the capital of Ireland in over 125 years. The Revival has been … Continued

December 14, 2015

$7.5M Bundaberg Distillery Investment to Boost Local Economy

Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC) has announced plans to invest $7.5 million into building a new visitors’ experience at its Queensland distillery. The new centre, which is expected to be completed in July 2016, will bring the Bundaberg Rum brand story and history to life for visitors through an interactive self-guided tour. At the end of … Continued

December 8, 2015

Wild Turkey Reveals New Packaging Design

Wild Turkey has revealed a new design for its premium bourbon and rye whiskey range. The new packaging will feature across the range globally and has been designed to give the brand a more premium feel, while placing a more prominent focus on the turkey brand icon. Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller, Eddie Russell, said the new packaging aims … Continued

December 7, 2015

Glen Grant Launches 50 Year Old Limited Release

Glen Grant has announced the release of its exceptionally rare edition, Glen Grant 50 Year Old – with a limited release of just 150 bottles worldwide. Described as a “robust, full-bodied and perfectly balanced single malt of distinction” the Glen Grant 50 Year Old is presented in a hand-blown Glencairn Crystal decanter, which is an … Continued

December 5, 2015

Australian Family Completes Major Investment in Local Rum

Three years on from its purchase of the historic Beenleigh Distillery in Queensland, Bickford’s Group of Companies including Vok Beverages has completed the $5 million upgrade of Australia’s oldest registered distillery and new visitor centre. The South Australian based, family-owned business has made this upgrade as part of a wider $25 million investment into Queensland and hopes to attract … Continued

December 3, 2015

Diageo Announces New Chairman of Bundaberg Distilling Company

Diageo Australia has appointed Anthony Mortimer as the new Chairman of Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC). Mortimer joined the Australian business as Supply Director in July and will continue his role in conjunction with the new appointment. In Mortimer’s new role as Chairman of the BDC, he will be responsible for advising on new liquid innovation … Continued

December 1, 2015

UK Producer of Super Premium Spirits Expands Footprint to Australia

A producer of exclusive, super premium spirits has expanded its footprint to Australia, bringing with it a portfolio of high-end whiskies, including The Last Drop 1967 Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whisky and 48 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky – both 2015 award winners in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. The company, The Last Drop Distillers Limited, is … Continued

November 30, 2015

Four Pillars Appoints Bartender Sam Ng as Ambassador

Four Pillars has appointed bartender Sam Ng as its full-time Gin Ambassador and Bartender in Residence. Sam previously worked at the award-winning Black Pearl in Melbourne, where he moved up the cocktail ladder from bar back to General Manager. Sam has also collected a number of personal awards, including Australian winner of the Olmeca Altos Tahona … Continued

November 26, 2015

‘World’s Best London Dry Gin’ Available to Melbourne On-Premise

The 2015 winner of ‘World’s Best London Dry Gin’ at The World Drinks Awards is now available to Melbourne-based on-premise venues from The Wigs Cellar. The Wigs Cellar has been appointed as the official supplier of the Scottish gin for major bars and restaurants across the city. The NB Distillery is located on the east coast of Scotland … Continued

November 26, 2015

Chivas Regal Releases Ultimate Cask Collection

Chivas Regal has released a series of ultra-premium Scotch whiskies finished in a variety of first fill wooden casks, created exclusively for global travel retail. The first edition in the Chivas 18 Ultimate Cask Collection to be launched is the Chivas 18 Ultimate Cask Collection First Fill American Oak Finish. The brand will stagger the release of two additional expressions … Continued

November 24, 2015