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Archie Rose Creates 'Distiller's Strength' Gin

Archie Rose Creates

Archie Rose Distilling Co., located in Sydney, has released a Distiller's Strength Gin - an overproof gin that joins the distiller's core range. Archie Rose Distiller's Strength Gin is 52.4%ABV and packs 15 individually distilled botanicals to reflect the flavours of traditional Navy Strength gins. The botanicals include fresh pears from Orange, NSW, rose petals, elderflower, pronounced juniper and distil...

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Diageo Backs Declining RTD Category with $20M Investment

Diageo Backs Declining RTD Category with $20M Investment

Diageo Australia is on a mission to turn the ready-to-drink category around and, in the coming weeks, the company will be rolling out a new range of products through the on and off-premise channels that aim to break the mould of traditional RTDs and prove that this category can offer great tasting, better-for-you products that are lower in sugar and in alcohol. These new products are backed by Diageo's bi...

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Australia First Market for CCA's New Premium Rums

Australia First Market for CCA

Australia is the first market outside of Fiji to receive Coca-Cola Amatil's (CCA) new premium rums, released for the first time on Thursday. Made by CCA's Rum Co of Fiji brand, the new super-premium Ratu and premium Bati rum ranges are made from a blend of globally awarded rums and have been filtered through coconut shell charcoal and matured in specially selected oak barrels. The rums are inspired by Fij...

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Mr. Black to Host World’s First Espresso Martini Festival

Mr. Black to Host World’s First Espresso Martini Festival

Mr. Black Spirits Co is set to hold the world’s first espresso martini festival later this year. Famous for having one of the best coffee cultures in the world, Melbourne has fittingly been chosen to host the festival on November 5th. Hundreds of attendees are expected to join the celebration of the quintessential cocktail at Melbourne’s Meat Market. Coffee and liqueur lovers alike are welcome, with some ...

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Jack Daniel’s Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bottle

Jack Daniel’s Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bottle

Jack Daniel’s has released a limited edition expression of its popular Tennessee whiskey in celebration of the distillery’s 150 th  anniversary. Master Distiller Jeff Arnett has created a distinctive taste profile for this commemorative whiskey that combines the distillery’s history with modern day craftsmanship. True to the founder, Jasper Newtown ‘Jack’ Daniel, Arnett has created the limited edition exp...

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Wild Turkey Releases First Advert with Matthew McConaughey

Wild Turkey Releases First Advert with Matthew McConaughey

Wild Turkey has released its first advertisement, directed by and featuring the brand's new Creative Director , Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. The advert is also the first instalment of Wild Turkey's global "It'll Find You" campaign, which aims to reintroduce existing and new bourbon drinkers to the brand. The advert, narrated by McConaughey to music from New Orleans' The Hot 8 Brass Ba...

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Less Than Four Weeks Until Entry Closes to Bacardi Legacy 2016/2017

Less Than Four Weeks Until Entry Closes to Bacardi Legacy 2016/2017

There are now less than four weeks until entry closes to the 2016/2017 BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Australia. The cocktail competition, now in its fourth chapter, is among the most recognised both in Australia and on the global stage, challenging bartenders to come up with a cocktail Legacy that will stand the test of time and be remembered for years to come, aiming to meet the quality a...

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Jose Cuervo Releases Limited Edition Rolling Stones Bottles

Jose Cuervo Releases Limited Edition Rolling Stones Bottles

Jose Cuervo is commemorating The Rolling Stones' 1972 North American Tour, also known as the 'Tequila Sunrise Tour', with the release of two limited edition bottles with Rolling Stones branding this month. According to legend, on the first night of the band's North American tour, the group drank Jose Cuervo Tequila Sunrise cocktails at The Trident bar in San Francisco. The blend of the Cuervo family's blu...

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Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Unveils American Serve RTD

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American Serve is a new range of ready-to-drink (RTD) cans that brings fans of Jack Daniel's a new way to enjoy the much loved Tennessee whiskey brand. The range sees the experience of mixing Jack Daniel's Old No.7 with Cola, Traditional Lemonade and Dry to consumers at home. Brought to Australia following increased popularity and demand for the brand, the new range aims to give consumers more opportunity...

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CCA's Shane Richardson Reveals Forecasts for Second Half of FY16

CCA

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) announced its FY16 half year results last Friday. The group reported a positive 3.2 per cent increase in Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to $326.9 million, while the company's Alcohol and Coffee business reported growth in EBIT by 33.6 per cent. In an interview with drinks bulletin, CCA's Managing Director of Alcohol and Coffee, Shane Richardson, revealed his forecasts for...

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