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Mr Black Panama Geisha Coffee Liqueur Made with World's Most Expensive Coffee

Mr Black Panama Geisha Coffee Liqueur Made with World

This month, Australia's popular coffee liqueur producer, Mr Black, is releasing an exclusive and limited edition expression, made using the most expensive and sought after coffee in the world. The story starts in Panama, Central America, where 5th generation coffee farmer, Roberto Brenes, grows his legendary Camilina Geisha beans. Campos Specialty Roasters, the official coffee supplier for Mr Black, secur...

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Beam Suntory to Release 'Peated Malts of Distinction Gift Pack'

Beam Suntory to Release

In the world of whisky, renewal is a constant friend. New trends provide new-found growth for industries and doing just that currently is the peated malts category. The category is growing in popularity at a rapid rate – 20 per cent MAT to be exact, which is double the rate of the non-peated category. Beam Suntory owns 25 per cent of the peated malts category with Ardmore, Bowmore and Laphroaig from Scotl...

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Jack Daniel’s Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Jack Daniel’s Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Jack Daniel’s recently sponsored a ten-day pop-up celebration at Melbourne’s Crown Riverwalk. At this one-of-a-kind event, guests raised a toast to the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The Jack Daniel’s Barrel House offered crafted drinks and a taste of good old Southern hospitality alongside an action-packed lineup of live music and entertainment. Visitors were eve...

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Campari to Distribute Grand Marnier from July 1

Campari to Distribute Grand Marnier from July 1

Campari Australia will become the new distributor of Grand Marnier from July 1, following the Group's (Gruppo Campari) acquisition of French parent company, Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle S.A. ('SPML'). Grand Marnier is currently distributed in Australia through Think Spirits. Campari has asked that trade begin directing all committed outstanding claims to Think Spirits before the July 1 handover...

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Captain Morgan Joins the Manly Fast Ferry

Captain Morgan Joins the Manly Fast Ferry

For a brief stint today, Captain Morgan himself joined the Manly Fast Ferry crew on the Circular Quay to Manly route. Commuters were treated to a number of Captain Morgan cocktails, while Captain Morgan himself was subject to a crash course in modern shipping from the captain and co-owner of the ferry. Captain Morgan the brand is named after the 17 th century Welsh privateer of the Caribbean, Sir Henry M...

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island2island Now Distributing Jefferson's Bourbon

The island2island Beverage Company has announced the addition of Jefferson’s Bourbon to its distribution profile. The deal will see island2island distributing Jefferson's rare bourbons in Australia for a minimum of three years. Jefferson’s Bourbon is known for its small batch bottling and experimental processes. Trey Zoeller, Founder of Jefferson’s Bourbon explained, "We make our bourbon in small batches,...

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Jim Beam Double Oak Bound for Australia

Jim Beam Double Oak Bound for Australia

Coca-Cola Amatil and Beam Suntory have announced a July 12 release date for the long-awaited premium expression that is Jim Beam Double Oak in Australia. By maturing its signature whisky in two American oak barrels, the world’s number one bourbon has produced a new take on Kentucky Straight Bourbon. “Throughout the decades, we have always enjoyed pushing boundaries and innovating, while also staying true ...

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Olmeca Altos Master Distiller to Judge Second Tahona Society Cocktail Competition

Olmeca Altos Master Distiller to Judge Second Tahona Society Cocktail Competition

The Tahona Society Cocktail Competition will return for its second year next week, taking place on Tuesday 14 June at El Loco Excelsior in Surry Hills, Sydney. This year, competitors will be tasked with the challenge of creating their unique cocktail with Olmeca Altos tequila at the centre, in front of Maestro Tequilero (Master Distiller), Mr. Jesús Hernández. Bartenders will need to prove their mixology ...

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Brown-Forman Australia Grows Net Sales by 9%

Brown-Forman Australia Grows Net Sales by 9%

Brown-Forman Corporation announced its 2016 financial results on Wednesday, reporting a 2 per cent decrease in net sales to $4,011 million for the year. Despite a dip in net sales however, the Corporation grew its operating income by 49 per cent, helped by the sale of Southern Comfort and Tuaca in January. Brown-Forman Australia delivered positive results for the Corporation, growing net sales by 12 per...

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Five Gins to Try this World Gin Day

Five Gins to Try this World Gin Day

World Gin Day is just around the corner (on the 11th of June, to be precise) and we are getting ready to celebrate all things gin. For your juniper-based enjoyment, we've put together a few recommendations that you might like to try. Hippocampus Gin  (RRP $79.99, distributed by Memorable Drinks )  Hippocampus gin was recently awarded a gold medal in the highly prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Compe...

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