Product Launches & NPD

Pepsi Max Vanilla Launches in Australia

Pepsi Max Vanilla Launches in Australia

The newest addition to the Pepsi Max range, Pepsi Max Vanilla is now available to retailers nationwide and adds a smooth burst of vanilla to the original flavour. Vanilla is a popular flavour with consumers and follows the similar and successful variation, Pepsi Max Lime, which launched in 2016. The product is available in both a 375ml can, 600ml and 1.25L bottle, making it convenient and easier to ...

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Patient Wolf Distilling Co. Opens in Melbourne

Patient Wolf Distilling Co. Opens in Melbourne

A new boutique gin distillery has set up shop in Melbourne’s hip suburb of Brunswick.   Launched by friends and co-founders Matt Argus and Dave Irwin, the duo decided to leave the corporate world for the spirits industry, following their love of all things local, craft and gin and inspired the global success of small Australian brewers and distillers.   Matt and Dave came up with t...

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Sponsored: Preview The Laird 2012 Release

Sponsored: Preview The Laird 2012 Release

The highly anticipated and fifth release of ‘The Laird’ is available to order from  1 May 2017 . From one of Australia’s best-known wineries comes an iconic Shiraz of international recognition. Meaning Lord of the Manor in Scottish terminology, The Laird represents the pinnacle of winemaking at Torbreck. 2012 has been acclaimed as the ‘winemaker’s vintage&...

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New Sydney Craft Brewery Launches with Philter XPA

New Sydney Craft Brewery Launches with Philter XPA

New Sydney craft brewery Philter has just launched, founded by ex-sales and marketing team member for Lion and Beam Suntory, Stefan Constantoula, along with friend and fellow Marrickville local, Mick Neil. Helming the brewery is Sam Füss, renowned in the industry as one of Australia’s first female brewers. Sam brings to Philter over 16 years of experience, including Head Brewer positions at ...

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New KOVAL Spirits Now Available in Australia

New KOVAL Spirits Now Available in Australia

Sydney-based spirits importer and distributor, Noble Spirits, is now ranging the KOVAL distillery’s Dry Gin, Barreled Gin and Barreled Peach Brandy in Australia. KOVAL was the first distillery to open in Chicago, US since the mid-1800s and has won multiple international awards for its spirits. Its Dry Gin was the most highly awarded American gin in 2015.   KOVAL Dry Gin (47% ABV) RRP $ ...

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Five Wine Releases for the Cooler Months

Five Wine Releases for the Cooler Months

As the temperature begins to drop, customers will start swapping their white wines and ros é s for warming reds. These five wines have all been released in the last month and offer complex layers of spice and fruit flavour. The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2016 RRP:  $29 Distributor:  Young & Rashleigh Wine Merchants (ACT), Inglewood Wines (NSW), Thomas Chin (NT), The Wine T...

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Cricketers Arms Launches Session Ale

Cricketers Arms Launches Session Ale

Cricketers Arms has just added Session Ale to its stellar line-up. Asahi Premium Beverages Brand Manager Sarah Wilson said the release is in response to a gap in the market for a mid-strength beer that delivers on flavour. Session Ale has an ABV of 3.5 percent. “Mainstream mid-strength beer and craft beer have both outperformed the market, growing at +21.5 percent and +9.3 percent respecti...

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The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Now Available

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Now Available

The Edrington Group’s new distribution partnership with Spirits Platform became effective this week and was marked by the addition of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old to the agreement. The group announced in February that from 1 April it would move its portfolio of whisky brands including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark from Beam Suntory and Coca-Cola to Spiri...

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Gin Raising Proceeds for Native Plant Conservation

Gin Raising Proceeds for Native Plant Conservation

Distillery Botanica Gin has partnered with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in creating the ‘Rather Royal Gin’, the proceeds of which will go towards the Garden’s conservation programs. Distillery Botanica’s Master Distiller Phillip Moore and the Garden’s Director of Horticulture Jimmy Turner teamed up to select botanicals from the Garden’s iconic landmarks, such as...

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Watch or Stock: March Craft Beer Releases

Watch or Stock: March Craft Beer Releases

These new craft brews from some of Australia's top breweries were released earlier this month and are now available to trade to order. Barrel Breed Plum Sour Ale RRP:  $25 (750ml bottle) Distributor:  Asahi Premium Beverages Mountain Goat Beer has created another brew under its Barrel Breed program and with a little help from Lark Distillery in Tasmania this time around. The first beer in t...

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