Spirits

Divided Opinions on Whisky Brand Calls on Global Campaign to Find Answer

To celebrate its 200th birthday, Laphroaig distillery has launched a global campaign entitled “200 Opinions Wanted”, offering consumers a chance to win a trip to its birthplace, Islay, if they offer their opinion of the Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 200 years after launching its Single Malt Scotch Whisky in 1815, Laphroaig’s Single Malt Scotch Whisky … Continued

April 28, 2015

Distilling Legend Jim McEwan Announces Retirement

After over 52 years in the business, Production Director and Master Distiller at Bruichladdich Distillery on the Isle of Islay, Jim McEwan has announced that he will retire in July 2015. Jim joined the independent company in 2000, describing it as a ‘Cinderella’ distillery. A legendary figure in the Scotch whisky industry, he has over … Continued

April 24, 2015

Perth Based Distillery Produces First Biodynamic Farmed Vodka

Perth based Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery has launched its first small batch spirit – an organic vodka. Hippocampus Vodka has been made using biodynamic-farmed wheat from a nearby farm, where biodynamic farmers, Jamie and Rodney Frost ensure that no artificial chemicals are used on their soil or plants. The wheat has then been fermented in small … Continued

April 17, 2015

Top Bars Headline Tequila Herradura’s ‘Australian Casa Select’ Double Barrel Reposado in World First Multi-Venue Collaboration

Mexico’s leading ultra-premium tequila brand, Herradura has launched a unique activation in Australia, in which, for the first time worldwide, 12 bars across the country have been able to purchase their own, exclusive single barrel of Herradura Reposado tequila. Herradura is the only tequila brand in the world to offer the opportunity for venues to … Continued

April 16, 2015

Glenmorangie Releases Limited Edition Glenmorangie Tùsail

Behind Glenmorangie’s latest limited edition Glenmorangie Tùsail, is a rare quality grain, Maris Otter barley. The sixth release from the award-winning Private edition collection, Glenmorangie Tùsail is built on the unique taste of the barley, which was almost lost to the world if it weren’t for the efforts of a few. Since 2010, Glenmorangie has … Continued

April 16, 2015

Dan Murphy’s Crowned Exclusive Retailer of Crown Royal Maple Flavoured Whisky

Dan Murphy’s is now retailing North America’s best selling whisky brand in Australia. Crown Royal Maple Flavoured Whisky, distributed by Diageo Australia, is now retailing exclusively in Dan Murphy’s. The range currently being retailed includes the original Crown Royal Maple Finished Canadian Whisky, as well as the De Luxe, Black, Reserve and XR. Latest to … Continued

April 16, 2015

Spirit of Bundaberg Returns with Stellar Line-Up

Showcasing an incredible line-up of Australian performers, The Bundaberg Distilling Company has announced its highly anticipated Spirit of Bundaberg Festival will return on 9 May 2015. Headlining the bi-annual festival will be Australian rock legends and ten-time Aria winners, You Am I. Featuring guitarist and vocalist Tim Rogers along with band mates Russell Hopkinson on drums, … Continued

April 15, 2015

Bacardi Appoints Mauricio Vegara as Global Vice President of Rums

Bacardi Limited has announced the internal appointment of Mauricio Vergara to the position of Global Category Vice President of Rums. As follows, Mr. Vergara is now responsible for the Bacardi portfolio of rums, including the iconic BACARDI rum brand and the super-premium rums within the portfolio of the FACUNDO Rum Collection. Mr. Vegara now succeeds … Continued

April 10, 2015

SouthTrade International New Distributor of Dictador Rum in Australia

Distributed by: SouthTrade International RRP: Dictador 12 Year Old 700ml $94.99 Dictador XO Insolent 700ml $189.99 Dictador 20 Year Old 700ml $129.99   Colombian rum brand, Dictador is now available in Australia through SouthTrade International. The range available to the Australian market includes the Dictador 12 Years Old Solera System Rum, Dictador 20 Years Old Solera System Rum and DictadorXO Insolent Solera … Continued

April 9, 2015

Red Island Group Distributes Chase Spirits in Australia

Distributed by: Red Island Group RRP: Chase Elderflower Liqueur & Chase Rhubarb Liqueur $42.00 Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin $63.00 Chase Potato Vodka $72.00 Chase Marmalade Vodka & Chase Rhubarb Vodka $75.00 Williams Elegant Gin $80.00 Chase Smoked Vodka $90.00   Red Island Group is now distributing Chase Spirits from the UK in Australia. The Chase … Continued

April 9, 2015