Spirits

Diageo Reveals A “Smart Bottle” that Can Track Your Drink

Diageo has unveiled an innovative new “smart bottle” with Thinfilm – a global leader in the development of printed electronics – which will completely change the role a bottle plays in the consumer’s drinking experience. Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be the first product to showcase the smart bottle, which features printed senor tags … Continued

March 3, 2015

Marlborough Vodka Lands On Australian Shores

Distributed by: Divas Beverages RRP: $38 New Zealand vodka brand, M Vodka, is now available to the Australian market. Tasting notes: A bold and intense super-premium vodka, made with pure artesian mineral water from the Blue Mountain Ranges of Marlborough, as well as pure column distilled alcohol. 00

February 26, 2015

The Glenrothes Extraordinary Single Cask 1968

 The Glenrothes Extraordinary Single Cask 1968 is the third release from Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits’ first series of Single Cask bottlings. The newest release has been bottled from a 1968 second-fill hogshead cask (number 13507) and is expected to be popular among collectors based on the sell-out success of the previous 1970 and 1969 … Continued

February 24, 2015

Jameson Irish Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle for St. Patrick’s Day

Distributed by: Pernod Ricard Australia RRP: $50.99 Jameson Irish whiskey has released a limited edition bottle design ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. The new bottle, named Our City, has been designed by award-winning illustrator Steve Simpson and depicts Ireland’s capital and the original Jameson home, Dublin, as well as the Irish whiskey’s light-hearted Irish character. … Continued

February 18, 2015

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Ram Limited Edition Release

RRP: $245 Distributed by: Diageo Australia To mark the Chinese New Year this Thursday, Diageo has released the limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Ram. The limited edition bottle design features the Chinese ram character, thought to bestow good fortune. The ram is depicted three times on the bottle in a Chinese … Continued

February 18, 2015

Bacardi Reveals New Packaging Designed for the Perfect Pour

In celebration of its 153rd birthday, Bacardi has revealed a new bottle – the first time the world’s number one best-selling rum has updated its packaging in over a decade. The new bottle is taller, slimmer and more cylindrical, making the bottle better balanced to help bartenders produce the perfect pour. The bottle redesign also … Continued

February 12, 2015

Father and Son Join Forces at the Helm of the Wild Turkey Distillery

Associate Distiller Eddie Russell has been promoted to Master Distiller at Wild Turkey. Eddie will work along side current Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, who he will also share the title with. Commenting on Eddie’s promotion, his father Jimmy said: “After 34 years, I think he’s finally earned it, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to … Continued

February 5, 2015

Drinks Picks: Angostra Rum NO.1

Distributed by: island2island Beverage Company RRP: $75 Angostura Rum No.1 is now available nationwide to both the on- and off-premise. The release comprises of only 9,600 bottles and sits in Angostura’s new limited edition premium range aged in special casks, aptly named The Cask Collection, and was recently named Rum of the Year for 2014 … Continued

January 30, 2015