Spirits

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

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