Spirits

David Warner Partners with 666 Vodka

International cricket player, David Warner, has partnered with Australian vodka brand 666 Vodka. Mr. Warner has invested significant capital into the craft distiller, becoming a major shareholder. The famous Australian left-hander will also take an active role with the brand, helping to increase awareness, while supporting distribution and promotional activity. Dean Lucas, 666 Vodka founder … Continued

October 1, 2015

Whisky Profile – Dan Tullio, Canadian Club

Following on from Beam Suntory’s Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. Dan Tullio – Canadian Club: Did you always know you wanted to be in the whisky business? What inspired that start? As one of the major companies in our city, I was always excited to drive by the … Continued

September 30, 2015

Whiskey Profile – Fred Noe, Jim Beam

Following on from Beam Suntory’s Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. Fred Noe – Jim Beam: What was your first experience with whiskey?I was always hanging around the Distillery, talking with the employees and observing everything going on, but when I turned 21, I started enjoying the fruits of my … Continued

September 30, 2015

Whisky Profile – Mike Miyamoto, Suntory Whisky

Following on from Beam Suntory’s Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. Mike Miyamoto – Suntory Whisky: Can you describe the unique flavour profile for your whisky?Suntory Whisky is best described in three words; subtle, refined, yet complex. What is it about the style of whisky that you produce that … Continued

September 30, 2015

Whisky Profile – John Campbell, Laphroaig

Following on from Beam Suntory’s Great Whisk(e)y Rumble, drinks bulletin caught up with the characters behind the whiskies. John Campbell – Laphroaig: How long have you worked in the distilling industry and what have been some major milestones for you? I’ve worked for Laphroaig for over 20 years, first joining in 1994.I’m actually the first … Continued

September 30, 2015

Bundaberg Releases New Range of Innovative Cans

Bundaberg Rum has released a new range of innovative cans across its Bundaberg U.P. Rum & Cola product, which heralds a number of Aussie Legends as part of the brand’s ‘Cheers to a Legend’ campaign. The new cans, in store now, have been paired with image recognition software, which means consumers can discover who the … Continued

September 30, 2015

Flashback Friday – This Week in Pictures

Bayfield family buys The Light Brigade Jude Law face of new Johnnie Walker campaign explore CIDER shoot at The Longueville Hotel Chivas releases bottle worth more than $4000 Coke reduces bottle size Halliday to head Campari Jack Daniel’s historian visits Sydney             drinks trade panel selects wines for summer Petaluma … Continued

September 25, 2015

Chivas Regal The Icon Weighs in at $4,699

At $4,699, Chivas Regal’s newest expression, The Icon, has been a long time in the making. It has been produced from a blend of some of the rarest and oldest whiskies and now sits as The Pinnacle of the Chivas range. Scotch whisky from more than 20 distilleries across Scotland make up this blend, including … Continued

September 23, 2015

Campari Appoints Diageo Commercial Director, David Halliday as MD

Campari Australia has announced the appointment of ex-Diageo Commercial Director, David Halliday as its new Managing Director. The position will see Mr. Halliday responsible for Campari’s portfolio of brands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Previously Commercial Director, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific for Diageo, Mr. Halliday also has experience in the … Continued

September 22, 2015