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Esprit De Figues Wins at 2017 SIP Awards

Esprit De Figues Wins at 2017 SIP Awards

Esprit de Figues, the premium fig liqueur by Patrick Borg and his team at Think Spirits, has won Platinum and Gold at the 2017 SIP Awards. The Australian liquor distribution company’s liqueur was recognised for its unique Art Nouveau inspired bottle in the design category and its excellent taste in the Fruit/Berry Liqueur category. 118 consumers selected the award winners from a range of 673 spirits a...

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Adelaide to Host the 2017 Whiskies & Spirits Conference – Asia Pacific

Adelaide to Host the 2017 Whiskies & Spirits Conference – Asia Pacific

Whisky Live Australia is inviting retailers, wholesalers, importers and liquor association members to join in the events at the Whiskies & Spirits Conference – Asia Pacific. To be held at Adelaide’s Convention Centre from August 3 rd to 5 th , the conference offers attendees the opportunity to participate in workshops and education seminars with some of the best in the industry. Mix and mingle wi...

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FAIR Açai Liqueur Now Available in Australia

FAIR Açai Liqueur Now Available in Australia

Noble Spirits is now distributing FAIR’s Açai Liqueur in Australia. Made from handpicked açai berries from the Amazon rainforests and bursting with berry flavour and aroma, it’s the perfect liqueur to add to a number of cocktails.  The popular berry is also known for being packed with antioxidants and fibre and the sugar used in the liqueur is organically grown from a Fa...

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Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is Back!

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is Back!

The popular  gin  that sold out in both 2015 and 2016 is back. After receiving numerous emails and calls from people searching for the gin, Four Pillars decided to create another batch, and enough this time around for everyone to get their fill. Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin started out as a simple experiment a few years ago, when the distillery found themselves with a batch of shiraz grapes and tried...

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Brown-Forman Takes Over Distribution of GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh Whiskies

Brown-Forman Takes Over Distribution of GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh Whiskies

Brown-Forman Australia has announced it will take over the distribution of The GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in Australia from 1 July 2017.  Brown-Forman Corporation purchased the BenRiach Distillery Company , producer of said brands, mid-last year. It has since been working to position the distribution of the whiskies for optimal growth in each market. On ...

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World Class - Top 20 Announcement

World Class - Top 20 Announcement

The Diageo Reserve World Class Competition has named the Top 20 Australian bartenders through to the Grand Final. The successful contenders were selected from over 480 entries and will compete in the next leg of the comp in Sydney on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 June. To make it through to the Grand Final, bartenders had to enter a drink into one or two of this year's categories - 'Set The Scene' or 'Create ...

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Op-Ed: Booze Myth Busting

Op-Ed: Booze Myth Busting

By Stuart Gregor. Okay. So I’m a bit cross about this continuing flood of misinformation about booze and tax. Tax and booze. So here I go again. Maybe grab a drink before you take a read – I’m fired up. Let’s start with the obvious conflicts. I’m a distiller, well I don’t actually make the stuff but I part-own a joint that does. I’ve been peddling boo...

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Venues Do It The Wild Turkey Way

Venues Do It The Wild Turkey Way

Sydney’s Annandale Hotel and the newly opened Whitehart Container Bar in Melbourne are supporting The Wild Turkey Way event series this month. A program of unique activations in the two cities, each evening gives consumers and industry the chance to experience the deep south and features cocktails, art and music inspired by the authentic approach taken by Master Distillers, Jimmy and Eddie Rus...

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New Distillery Opens in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

New Distillery Opens in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

A new distillery has landed on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Manly Spirits Co. is an all-new producer of premium Australian spirits and has already picked up medals at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Australian Distilled Spirits Awards. The distillery’s focus is on creating quality spirits that showcase the finest Australian produce including superior malts and sustainab...

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Top World Whisky Day Events to Attend

Top World Whisky Day Events to Attend

World Whisky Day is just around the corner, Saturday 20 May 2017 to be precise, unleashing the biggest celebration of the "water of life" around the globe. As thousands get ready to fill their glasses, we thought we’d put together a few events happening across the nation.   World Whisky Day Tours at Starward Distillery Starward Distillery , Port Melbourne Sessions run every hour fro...

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