Product Launches & NPD

Wild Turkey Reveals New Packaging Design

Wild Turkey Reveals New Packaging Design

Wild Turkey has revealed a new design for its premium bourbon and rye whiskey range. The new packaging will feature across the range globally and has been designed to give the brand a more premium feel, while placing a more prominent focus on the turkey brand icon. Wild Turkey's Master Distiller, Eddie Russell, said the new packaging aims to better capture the brand's history and core values. "We wanted t...

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Glen Grant Launches 50 Year Old Limited Release

Glen Grant Launches 50 Year Old Limited Release

Glen Grant has announced the release of its exceptionally rare edition, Glen Grant 50 Year Old – with a limited release of just 150 bottles worldwide. Described as a “robust, full-bodied and perfectly balanced single malt of distinction” the Glen Grant 50 Year Old is presented in a hand-blown Glencairn Crystal decanter, which is an exact replica of Glen Grant’s tall, slender pot stills. Each decanter is h...

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Quality Beverages Releases Australia’s First Pineapple Cider

Quality Beverages Releases Australia’s First Pineapple Cider

Quality Beverages (QBV) has announced the release of Australia’s first-ever pineapple cider. While a number of producers around the world have released pineapple flavoured ciders in the past, according to QBV, Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider is the first to have been made purely with pineapple juice, making it a fully certified pineapple cider. Bear Essentials also believe this may also be a world-first p...

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UK Producer of Super Premium Spirits Expands Footprint to Australia

UK Producer of Super Premium Spirits Expands Footprint to Australia

A producer of exclusive, super premium spirits has expanded its footprint to Australia, bringing with it a portfolio of high-end whiskies, including The Last Drop 1967 Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whisky and 48 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky - both 2015 award winners in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. The company, The Last Drop Distillers Limited , is owned by whisky industry veterans, James Espey, Tom Jag...

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'World's Best London Dry Gin' Available to Melbourne On-Premise

The 2015 winner of 'World's Best London Dry Gin' at The World Drinks Awards is now available to Melbourne-based on-premise venues from The Wigs Cellar. The Wigs Cellar has been appointed as the official supplier of the Scottish gin for major bars and restaurants across the city. The NB Distillery is located on the east coast of Scotland in North Berwick and follows the stringent London Dry distillation pr...

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Coopers Releases Popular Craft Beer Extracts for DIY Brewers

Coopers Releases Popular Craft Beer Extracts for DIY Brewers

In response to the growing number of people wanting to have a go at making their own craft beers, Coopers Brewery has released a new series of DIY beer extracts. The series will mean at home brewers can now create all sorts of brews, including the most popular styles of craft beer. The new series is being released under Coopers' existing Thomas Cooper label and includes an amber ale, American pale ale and...

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Chivas Regal Releases Ultimate Cask Collection

Chivas Regal Releases Ultimate Cask Collection

Chivas Regal has released a series of ultra-premium Scotch whiskies finished in a variety of first fill wooden casks, created exclusively for global travel retail. The first edition in the Chivas 18 Ultimate Cask Collection to be launched is the Chivas 18 Ultimate Cask Collection First Fill American Oak Finish. The brand will stagger the release of two additional expressions into the collection 18 months ...

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Outerspace Vodka Lands Down Under

Outerspace Vodka Lands Down Under

A new, slightly unusual looking product called Outerspace Vodka is expected to land Down Under in 2016. The product follows other vodka producers who have used head shaped bottles to house their liquid, such as Crystal Head Vodka which experienced exponential growth after it launched in 2010. Attempting to tap into the same 'point of difference', Outerspace Vodka has come up with this distinctive green gl...

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Distiller Launches 'Official Spirit of Australia'

Distiller Launches

An Australian company has just launched what it's calling the official spirit of Australia. The spirit, named Vantage Australia - The Spirit of a Nation, is made wholly from Australian grown ingredients and is attempting to place itself on the map as the nation's signature spirit. Hero ingredients include the native flora, Australian lemon myrtle, Tasmanian Mountain Pepperberries and oil from Australian i...

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Calabria Family Wines Won’t Engage in Cost Cutting: Bill and Andrew Calabria

Calabria Family Wines Won’t Engage in Cost Cutting: Bill and Andrew Calabria

Calabria Family Wines has released its long-awaited, most premium red wine, The Iconic Grand Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012. Made from 100-year-old shiraz vines in the Barossa Valley, The Iconic captures Australian fruit at its very best in the bottle. It is therefore no surprise then that the new release also sits as Calabria's most expensive wine. Despite the $175 RRP however, The Iconic is a wine s...

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