Spirits

Tune in to Laphroaig Live 2015 at www.laphroaig.com/live

On Friday 25 September, Laphroaig Live will be broadcasted across the world to celebrate the Islay whisky’s 200th anniversary. The show is set to feature Scottish actor, Sam Heughan from the hit TV series Outlander, German whisky writer Bernard Schafer, Alt Om Whisky’s editor Emma Andersson and Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, with an additional … Continued

September 22, 2015

Famous Duo Launch Sesión Tequila

Set to hit Australia in October is Sesión premium tequila – a new tequila created by famous husband and wife duo, Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall. The couple decided to produce the tequila out of their love of the spirit and say this is one of the smoothest quality tequilas available. Sourced from one of … Continued

September 21, 2015

ABSOLUT Launches Premium RTD Exclusively to Australia

Pernod Ricard Australia today announced the launch of Absolut Botanik, a world-first range of premium, contemporary and refreshing RTDs. Absolut Botanik offers three unique flavours and distinctive and creative packaging, staying true to the essence of the Absolut brand. Available in both bottle and can format, Absolut Botanik is a mix of single source Absolut … Continued

September 17, 2015

Beer, Wine and Spirit Producers Commit to Reducing Harmful Drinking Globally

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) has released its two-year report of ‘Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments’ to Reduce Harmful Drinking. Signed back in October 2012, the commitments were agreed upon by CEOs of leading global producers of beer, wine and spirits to improve harmful drinking worldwide. The report released this week now … Continued

September 17, 2015

Bacardi Legacy Finalist Named Australia’s Best Bartender

This week, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) handed out the 2015 National Awards for Excellence to members of the hospitality and accommodation industry. Atop a glow of highlights was the induction of New South Wales hotel industry stalwart, Bevan Douglas, into the Johnnie Walker Hall of Fame. The induction recognised Mr. Douglas and his family’s … Continued

September 16, 2015

Shane O’Hart, Campari Australia Former Managing Director Sadly Passes Away

Campari Australia has sadly informed trade that former Managing Director, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Mr. Shane O’Hart passed away on Monday night. Mr. O’Hart unfortunately lost his battle with a long-term illness. Campari’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Franco Peroni said: “Shane has had a long and very successful career in the liquor industry and … Continued

September 15, 2015

Teeling Whiskey Company Begins Exports from Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Company has begun exporting Irish single malt whiskey from its new Dublin distillery; the newest distillery to be built in the capital of Ireland in 125 years. The new distillery was opened to meet growing demand as the category faces revival for the first time since the declines of the late 19th century. … Continued

September 14, 2015

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake – Short Course Now Available

Following the launch of the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake in Australia last month, Sydney Wine Academy has introduced a three-day short course, hoping to extend the reach to those who are unable to commit to the usual period of 8 weeks. The new course will begin on October 19, running until October 21 … Continued

September 11, 2015