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Pairing Whisky and Food

Pairing Whisky and Food

Planning on holding a tasting in your store or bar this World Whisky Day? Just like wine and beer, whisky can also be enjoyed with food.  Rich, fatty foods such a cheese and chocolate are best matched with whisky, as they coat the mouth and cut through the flavour. We've put together some whisky and food pairings for you to recommend or try with your customers. Lagavulin 16 Year Old Sco...

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Whisky LIVE in Sydney This Weekend

Whisky LIVE in Sydney This Weekend

Whisky LIVE lands in Sydney this weekend, bringing whisky enthusiasts together to sample a wide range of new and rare products and meet the producers behind them. The event takes place each year and makes its way across the country, starting in Perth and moving to Sydney  (5-6 May) , Canberra  (26-27 May) , Melbourne  (16-17 June) , Hobart  (24 June) , Adelaide  (4-5 August) &n...

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New John Walker & Sons Collectable Whisky RRP $995

New John Walker & Sons Collectable Whisky RRP $995

Diageo has released the highly anticipated 2017 Edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection, a portfolio of rare and innovative blended Scotch whiskies from Johnnie Walker. Titled Mastery of Oak, this year’s edition boasts ample oak and fruit notes, celebrating the full richness that cask character can bring to blended Scotch whiskies. The limited release created by Master Blender ...

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Australian Distillers Celebrate San Francisco World Spirits Awards

Australian Distillers Celebrate San Francisco World Spirits Awards

The end of April marked the biggest San Francisco World Spirits Competition in history, with a record 2,100 entries received. Among those triumphant were several of our own distilleries, including Bundaberg, Cape Byron, Beenleigh and Twenty Third Street, which received a total of eleven medals. Launched in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has grown to become one of the most i...

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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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Australian or International Gin

Australian or International Gin

Gin has been a buzzword over the last couple of years, and now with distillers taking on the evolving chameleon in our own backyard, we look to how they’re influencing the category and their position against international brand sales. T he Australian Distillers Association (ADA) estimates that there are now around 60-80 local producers of gin, with 15-20 of those considered as ‘serious&rsqu...

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Louis Vuitton to Louis XIII: Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet Interview

Louis Vuitton to Louis XIII: Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet Interview

An executive with over 30 years of experience with global luxury brands, from L’Oreal and Louis Vuitton, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet became one of the first people outside of the Hériard-Dubreuil family to become Chief Executive Officer of the Rémy Cointreau Group, taking over an enviable collection of luxury Cognac and liqueur brands. drinks bulletin: When you joined the business you took over a ro...

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Innovation at the Forefront of This Year's Drinks Industry Show

Innovation at the Forefront of This Year

The Drinks Industry Show returns for its second year at the iconic waterfront venue Crystal Palace, Luna Park Sydney 26th – 27th June 2017. This year, the theme is Innovation, and every facet of the show reflects this. 

Over 20 Australian speakers will present as part of the program and will share their knowledge, discuss the future of the industry, provide skills development and insight into the latest ...

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Jim Beam Makes History as First Official Spirit of AFL

Jim Beam Makes History as First Official Spirit of AFL

Jim Beam has been announced as the first Official Spirit of the AFL. The deal is a huge win for Coca-Cola Amatil. Last year’s Toyota AFL Premiership Season alone drew a total of 6,306,336 attendees and reached a gross cumulative television audience of 18,368,505. The new partnership will be supported by a $7 million marketing campaign throughout the 2017 Finals Series. This will include ev...

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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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