Product Launches & NPD

Sponsored: Antipodes Creates Australia's First Organic Espresso Liqueur

Sponsored: Antipodes Creates Australia

Antipodes Gin Co., the company that delivered Australia’s first certified organic gin, has just released two new trailblazing products, continuing with its certified organic and sustainable philosophy. Antipodes has now launched a certified organic vodka and a certified organic espresso liqueur. The decision to expand beyond the flagship gin was carefully considered alongside positive feedback...

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H2coco Launches First-to-Market Pure Watermelon Water

H2coco Launches First-to-Market Pure Watermelon Water

From the creators of H2coco comes new brand H2melon, launching with its Pure Watermelon Water - the first 100 per cent natural, long-life watermelon water available in Australia and New Zealand. H2coco Founder and CEO David Freeman was inspired by a cold pressed version he had tried in the United States. For H2melon, Freeman has adapted a process to produce a long shelf-life version that doesn't requ...

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New Beer and Cider Product Releases

New Beer and Cider Product Releases

  LIMITED RELEASE: STONE & WOOD THE GATHERER RRP: $8 Distributor: Stone & Wood Brewing Stone & Wood’s 2017 release of The Gatherer (formerly The Forager) is a thirst quenching American wheat beer made from cucumber, mint and watermelon. The popular brewery releases this beer each year with new seasonal ingredients that have been locally sourced, replicating the m...

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Archie Rose Distilling Co. Works with Acclaimed Tattoo Artist on New Gin Range

Archie Rose Distilling Co. Works with Acclaimed Tattoo Artist on New Gin Range

Archie Rose Distilling Company has teamed up with tattoo artist Kian Forreal to launch a new gin. Horisumi Autumn is the first gin of what will soon be a collection of four. “This collaboration is very unique and one which challenges our typical product development process,” says Archie Rose Founder, Will Edwards. “Usually it’s all about the botanicals and production proce...

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Kindred Spirits Launches Premium Bitters Range

Kindred Spirits Launches Premium Bitters Range

Australian family business Kindred Spirits has launched Batch Bitters, a premium bitters range crafted with a unique blend of Australian and traditional ingredients. The company's first two unique offerings include Batch Aromatic Bitters and Batch Orange Bitters. More than twenty-five ingredients, including natural Tasmanian mountain berries and hops, are carefully macerated in customised extraction ...

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Chandon Launches a New Style of Sparkling Wine

Chandon Launches a New Style of Sparkling Wine

Chandon has released a new style of sparkling wine for the Australian Summer. Chandon S is inspired by the Champagne cocktail, infusing hand-crafted orange bitters into the signature, crisp Chandon to produce a light, sparkling aperitif. The process took 18 months for the bitters development alone, as well as over 300kgs of fruit. Chandon Senior Winemaker Dan Buckle said, “Our bitters exploration began by...

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Willie Smith and Lark Distillery's Christmas Cider

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery in Tasmania have released a Whisky Aged Special Reserve Apple Cider in time for Christmas. This is not the first time these two popular producers have joined forces, in fact, many may mistake the new bottle for its Barrel Aged Cider , which launched earlier this year in April. Their collaborative releases keep proving so popular with consumers that they are continuing t...

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Vodka O Releases Traditional Lemonade & A Squeeze of Lime

Vodka O Releases Traditional Lemonade & A Squeeze of Lime

The popular premixed cocktail, Vodka O, is now available with Traditional Lemonade & A Squeeze of Lime in a 330ml can. The beverage combines Vodka O with a traditional-style of lemonade, which is then finished with a savoury, natural lime flavour. The new variant has around 30 per cent fewer calories than other leading premixed vodkas and is lower in fizz. It is also lower in alcohol and has a zesty c...

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Eddie Brook and Jim McEwan Launch Cape Byron Distillery

Eddie Brook and Jim McEwan Launch Cape Byron Distillery

Former spirit industry professional Eddie Brook and the award-winning Scottish distiller Jim McEwan have left the city life for the sleepy retreat of Byron Bay to set up their own distillery and create a premium spirit that promotes sustainability for the local rainforest. Many in the industry will recognise Brook from his days at SouthTrade and McEwan as one of the world's best distillers. The two formed...

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100Proof Launches Menu Maker

100Proof Launches Menu Maker

100Proof, Australia's largest independent on-premise drinks specialist, has launched Menu Maker, a new service that provides venues with a one-stop shop for all products and insights to develop specialised wine, spirit, beer, and soft drink lists. Menu Maker is free to use and can create an entire menu in a single session with a 100Proof sales representative. What is 100Proof? How 100Proof plans to grow t...

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