Stolen Spirits Secures AU$19 Million from US Investor

Stolen Spirits, producer of Stolen Rum, has agreed to give US company Liquid Asset Brands LLC (LAB) a majority stake in the business for US$14/AU$19 million. The significant investment from LAB will provide Stolen Spirits with the growth capital it needs to expand its portfolio further, with plans to produce a smoked whiskey and several other rums next … Continued

November 18, 2015

Mextrade to Distribute Sesión Tequila in Australia

Famous duo, Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall have announced a partnership with Mextrade for the distribution of their new small batch tequila in Australia, which launched last month. Sesión co-founder, Jake Wall said they had been looking for an authentic distributor that had a strong focus on tequila. “Mextrade have built some great relationships in the on- and off-premise … Continued

November 3, 2015

Think Spirits Rebuilds Portfolio

Think Spirits has confirmed that it has signed an exclusive national distribution agreement with 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka. The acquisition also includes the 666 Autumn Butter and St Ali Coffee Vodkas. The new partnership is significant for the Sydney-based distributor, after it lost the JCI/Proximo portfolio in September. Think Spirits Managing Director, Patrick Borg said the company was excited … Continued

November 3, 2015

Trip to Peru Top Prize of New Bartending Competition

Newly launched distributor, The Pisco People, has launched a cocktail competition open to bartenders this week, giving away the chance to win a trip to Peru. To win, bartenders need to come up with a cocktail inspired by the competition’s theme, ‘The Getaway’, using The Pisco People’s products. Points will be awarded for flavour and creativity (60 … Continued

October 30, 2015

Absolut Transforms Nightlife Experience

Absolut Electrik is the latest phase in Absolut’s continuing efforts to transform the nightlife experience. Building on the Absolut Night campaign, which saw different elements of nightlife in cities around the world transformed, these new end of year, limited edition bottles now look to encourage consumers to do the same at home. Absolut Electrik bottles are … Continued

October 28, 2015

Four Pillars Opens Yarra Valley Distillery

Four Pillars has officially opened the doors to its own, brand new distillery in the Yarra Valley. The distillery has been opened to help meet growing demand for the gin, first launched through crowd-funding in December 2013. The new bar at Four Pillars Distillery A former timber yard, the Four Pillars Distillery spans across 700 … Continued

October 28, 2015

Archie Rose Invites Trade to Distill Their Own Spirits

From this November, trade will be able to create their own personalised vodka, gin or whisky at Archie Rose Distilling Co. The distillery, which opened earlier this year, prides itself on being able to bring members of the public face-to-face with the world of distilling at its Sydney location and  hopes the new initiative will take that one … Continued

October 26, 2015

William Grant premieres rare Kininvie whisky

For the first time this week, William Grant & Sons has released a 23 Year Old whisky from the Kininvie distillery to retail in Australia. Opened in 1990 in Dufftown, Scotland, Kininvie is one of the most reserved distilleries in the world; only released when it is at its very best and even then, just … Continued

October 22, 2015

First-Ever Pack Refresh for Stoli

Stoli has rolled out a new, more contemporary looking bottle in the UK this week, which is expected to reach Australia early next year. This is the first time the brand has ever changed the design of its bottle and the brand hopes it will recommunicate its position as a leading premium vodka. The original bottle launched … Continued

October 21, 2015

Special Edition American Honey

Wild Turkey is back with a new edition of Australia’s leading flavoured bourbon, American Honey. American Honey Sting is a unique blend of American Honey and a touch of ghost pepper chilli. Nicole Stanners, American Honey Marketing Director said: “Initial trends in flavoured whiskey tended [to lean] towards honey, but we’re now seeing hotter, spicier … Continued

October 16, 2015