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Meet the Ambassador Behind Ireland's Largest Independent Whiskey Distillery

Meet the Ambassador Behind Ireland

The Walsh Whiskey Distillery is Ireland's largest independently owned distillery, located at the 18th century Royal Oak estate in County Carlow. The distillery was founded by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh in 1999 and both still oversee the distillery today. Walsh Irish Whiskey produces the well-known Writers Tears and The Irishman whiskies and exports to over 40 countries. Until recently, Bernard and Rosemar...

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Woodford Reserve Increases Availability of Double Oaked in Dan Murphy's and Selected Retailers

Woodford Reserve Increases Availability of Double Oaked in Dan Murphy

Due to the popularity of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked in Australia, the brand will be increasing the availability of the product nationwide from September. The product initially launched with limited allocation in May 2015 through the Woodford Reserve Lighthouse Account program, but following a high level of demand from customers, the brand has decided to increase allocation and expand ranging through Da...

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Spirits Platform Unveils New Branding

Spirits Platform Unveils New Branding

Spirits Platform has unveiled a new brand identity and website to coincide with its first birthday celebrations. A year on since the company launched, the new logo and website aim to better reflect Spirits Platform's portfolio of premium, independently owned brands. The black and white logo depicts an abstract image of a spirit splashing in a glass and a garnish, while the refreshed website brings to lif...

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Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish

Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish

Johnnie Walker, the number one Scotch whisky in the world, recently introduced a new expression – Rye Cask Finish. Rye Cask Finish is a 10-year-old, chill-filtered blended Scotch whisky and has already picked up gold at The International Spirits Challenge 2016 and silver at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender, Jim Beveridge, used whiskies matured for at least ...

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Jim Beam Citrus Highball

Jim Beam Citrus Highball

Jim Beam is working to introduce a new generation of drinkers to the bourbon category with the launch of the all-new Jim Beam Citrus Highball RTD this month. Bourbon already accounts for about half of all RTDs sold in Australia and is worth approximately $1.2 billion in sales value. The Jim Beam Citrus Highball RTD aims to offer existing bourbon drinkers with a refreshing alternative to the existing RTDs ...

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Bundaberg Completes $8.5 Million Visitor Experience

Bundaberg Completes $8.5 Million Visitor Experience

The Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC) has opened the doors to its new Visitor Experience, following an $8.5 million upgrade. The new Visitor Experience opened its doors over the weekend and is set to raise the bar of one of Queensland's top 'must-visit' destinations. BDC Chairman, Anthony Mortimer, said: "Bundaberg Rum is an Australian icon which now has the visitor experience to match its world class an...

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Spirits Platform Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of The Irishman Whiskies

Spirits Platform Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of The Irishman Whiskies

Spirits Platform has been appointed as the exclusive marketing and distribution company for The Irishman whiskies in Australia. Having partnered with the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Ireland, Spirits Platform will manage the distribution of The Irishman’s Founder’s Reserve (RRP $70), The Irishman Single Malt (RRP $80) and limited editions, The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt (RRP $110) and The Irishman Ca...

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Dewer's Lock Inn Launches in Melbourne

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The Grace Hotel on Smith Street, Collingwood has just launched the Dewar's Lock Inn. A pop-up whisky bar created to celebrate the life of Tommy Dewar, the Lock Inn invites the public to sample Dewar's full range of whiskies and some of its award-winning single malts. Tommy Dewar was the maverick son of the Dewar's founder, John Dewar. Andy Wren, Brand Ambassador for Dewar’s Whisky explains, “Tommy Dewar w...

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Jim Beam Black Wins the Bourbon Trophy

Jim Beam Black Wins the Bourbon Trophy

Jim Beam Black has won the Bourbon Trophy, the highest awarded accolade in the bourbon category at the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Jim Beam Black is aged for longer than the other bourbons in Jim Beam’s portfolio, resulting in a more “full-bodied flavour with smooth caramel and warm oak notes,” according to the judges. Jim Beam Black bourbon is “a premium bourbon with a more fla...

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Who Will Be Named The 2016 Woodford Reserve Australia Cocktail Competition Champion?

Who Will Be Named The 2016 Woodford Reserve Australia Cocktail Competition Champion?

The search for the 2016 Woodford Reserve Australia Cocktail Competition champion has begun. The event has grown considerably in size and popularity, following the successful launch of the competition in 2015, which was ultimately won by Thalita Alves. Bartenders can currently enter the competition by submitting their details and two cocktail recipes, both showcasing their skill and experience, via a dedic...

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